Melinda Means is a writer, speaker, and mom blogger at Mothering From Scratch (motheringfromscratch.com), as well as women's ministry director at First Alliance Church in Port Charlotte, Florida. She has been a freelance writer since her daughter was an infant, writing primarily for healthcare publications up until several years ago, when her writing focus took a decidedly maternal turn. Her children were simply providing too much humbling and hilarious material to let it go to waste. Her work has appeared in Focus on Your Child newsletters, CBN.com, In Touch magazine, and Lifeway's Journey magazine.
Her husband, a high school teacher, has been a long-suffering and enthusiastic supporter of Melinda's journalistic endeavors. She is mother to two highly entertaining teenage children, a daughter and a son. She and her family live in Punta Gorda, Florida.