I grew up knowing that possessions are never more important than people and any true joy comes from the relationships you nurture with the people in your life.
Like all moms, I wear many hats. I am a teacher by training and spent twelve years teaching children with learning differences. In 1998, I joined our family business, Howard Publishing, where I served as a senior editor managing our gift book line. I also oversaw our cover designs. In 2005, I founded It’s A Mom Thing Ministries, which brought live mom-honoring events to our area for several years. I went on to host a weekly radio show by that name covering topics that are relevant to moms of all ages and in all stages.
I’m honored to mentor young moms through a ministry program my super-smart older sister created called Heartfelt Ministries. Since leaving Howard Publishing in 2009 (we sold it to Simon & Schuster in 2006), I have helped write or co-write over a dozen books with several million in print. Some of my books are: Strong and Kind with my daughter Korie, Miss Kay’s Cookbooks, Duck Commander Devotions for Kids, Duck Commander Happy, Happy, Happy Stories for Kids, Sugar and Spice, Snips and Snails, Hugs for Grandma, Hugs for Daughters, Motivationals for Moms and Rockstart Grandparent.
Now to the really fun stuff in my life. I have three children and fourteen grandchildren and six great-grands who keep me hopping from one event to another and I love every minute of it! Rounding out the important peeps in my life are my adoring husband, John, my super-amazing siblings, my beautiful mom, aunts, uncles and cousins…You get the picture – I love my family!
We’ve all enjoyed the success of Duck Dynasty starting my daughter, Korie Robertson, and her husband, Willie, but are even more grateful to play a role in their lives off camera as they live next door to us. All of their six kids live in West Monroe, where we live, as well. My daughter, Ashley, and her husband, Jay Nelson, and their five kids, divide their time in Nashville and Puerto Rico. My son, Ryan, his wife, Christi, and their three kids live in West Monroe too.
In my spare time, I play tennis and sew and I am a huge fan of Survivor, Dancing With The Stars, The Voice, American Idol, and Downtown Abbey (sad its over). But mostly, my time is spent cheering on grandchildren or niece or nephew at baseball, football, tennis, basketball, gymnastics, track, or turning a cartwheel in the front yard.
I also am a huge christian camping fan and have served as one of the directors at Camp Ch-Yo-Ca for over thirty years. I would love for you to check it out sometime at campchyoca.com