Beneath Teresa Bell Kindred’s senior photo in her high school annual is the caption “Most likely to never marry, settle down or have children.” Determined to prove her class mates wrong she got married in 1980 and by 1991 was the mother of five beautiful children (including a set of identical twin boys who arrived unexpectedly when she was 36 years old and almost finished her off). Deciding that Loretta Lynn was right, that when they start coming in pairs it’s time to quit, she and her husband threw all the bottles and diapers away and went into survival mode.
Teresa is the author of several books including The Knot at the End of Your Rope; Ten Ways to Hold on When You are Stressed Out and Mom: PhD-A Simple 6 Step course on Leadership for Moms. She was a major contributor to Humor for a Teacher’s Heart and Cup of Comfort Devotional: Daily Reminders of God’s Love and Grace. She also authored four Precious Moments books that were illustrated by Sam Butcher.
She has a M.A. in Secondary Education and has taught 7th graders, high school students and college classes and considers herself a child advocate and proponent of education reform for public schools. It is her personal opinion that public school teachers are overworked, underpaid and under-appreciated.
Teresa lives in Kentucky with her husband, Bill (aka Poppa) her twin sons who she can always tell apart (if she has her glasses on) and their seven dogs. She loves being a nana and anxiously awaits the day when she has at least as many grandchildren as she has dogs.
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