Julie Lyles Carr is an author, speaker, broadcaster, and blogger who serves as the Pastor of LifeWomen Women’s Ministry at her home church of LifeAustin in Austin, Texas. With degrees in psychology and English literature, she began her career in radio and television and also has been an audiobook narrator. She founded the non-profit Legacy of Hope, which today, through its 2dance2dream program, is dedicated to serving families with children with special needs. She is the author of Raising an Original and speaks regularly in both church and business settings, and her popular podcast, The Modern Motherhood Podcast, has welcomed guests such as Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Bob Goff, and Max Lucado. Julie and her husband, Michael, are the parents of eight children, ranging in age from eleven to twenty-eight. You can read about their family adventures at julielylescarr.com.