Means, Melinda

Unknown-6 (1)Melinda Means is a writer, speaker and mom blogger at Mothering From Scratch (, 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.

Melinda has been published in Focus on the Family’s Focus on Your Child newsletters,ClubhouseIn Touch, and Lifeway’s Journey. She is a twice-monthly host at Moms Together (18,000+ moms), Community Leader through DaySprings’s InCourage website and a Regular Contributor at More To Be ( She is mother to an adorable middle-school-aged son and a beautiful and entertaining teenage daughter.

Melinda’s first book, written with Kathy Helgemo, will be released by Bethany House Publishers in January 2015. The book is aimed at mothers in their 20s through 40s who are searching for biblical encouragement as they develop their own individualized mothering recipe, based on their personality type, strengths and weaknesses.