About Me

Janene Baadsgaard has written extensively for many years offering her readers valuable information, insight and humor about life. She is the author of hundreds of newspaper columns and features, magazine articles and many books. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University in Communications with a journalism emphasis and has taught courses in writing and literature for Utah Valley University.

She and her husband Ross are the parents of ten children and many grandchildren. They live on two acres in Spanish Fork Utah. Her mission is to support, strengthen and uplift families beginning with her own. Her hobbies include reading, writing, singing, playing the piano/violin and gardening.

Her book titles include 15 Secrets to a Happy HomeWinter’s PromiseThe LDS Mother’s AlmanacExpecting JoyGrin and Share ItSister Bishop’s Christmas MiracleFamily Finances for LDS FamiliesOn the Roller Coaster Called MotherhoodFamilies Who Laugh . . . LastWhy Does My Mother’s Day Potted Plant Always Die?Is There Life After Birth?For Every MotherHealing from AbuseHealing from NeglectFamily Finances for the FlabbergastedExpecting JoyA Sense of Wonder and The Payson Temple History.

A popular speaker, thousands have heard her wit and wisdom at such events as BYU Education Week, BYU Family Expo, BYU Women's Conference, Deseret Book's Time Out for Women as well as numerous other civic and church sponsored events.