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Hope and Encouragement for Stepmoms

Air Date 03/21/2015

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This weekend, authors Kathi Lipp and Carol Boley share their experiences as stepmothers, offering humor, wisdom and hope to stepmoms and their families.

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Kathi Lipp

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Kathi Lipp is a popular public speaker and the author of 16 books including Clutter Free, Hot Mama: 12 Secrets to a Sizzling Hot Marriage, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project and You Don't Have to Try So Hard. She is a frequent guest on radio and TV, and host of the podcast Clutter Free Academy. Kathi and her husband, Roger, are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, Calif. Learn more about Kathi by visiting her website,


Carol Boley

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Carol Boley is a writer and speaker who's been involved in women's ministry for more than 35 years. She leads seminars and workshops specializing in family-related topics including stepfamilies, multi-generational living and raising bright children. Carol has contributed her writing to publications like Guideposts, Better Family Living, Moody Monthly, Navy Times and Arizona Magazine. Her first book, co-authored with Kathi Lipp, is called But I'm Not a Wicked Stepmother! Carol and her husband, Jim, have three grown daughters. Learn more about Carol by visiting her website: