Kendra Smiley is a popular speaker and author, passionate about helping others “Make the Next Right Choice.” The always-active former Illinois Mother of the Year hosts a daily radio show, Live Life Intentionally, heard on over 350 stations. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois, Kendra received a Master’s Degree in education from the University of North Dakota.

She is the author of nine books including three books for parents – Journey of a Strong-Willed Child, Be the Parent, and Do Your Kids a Favor. Love Your Spouse. Kendra is now engaged in writing a 365 devotional for moms. That book is scheduled to release in May of 2017.

She and her husband John, a retired military pilot, live on their family farm in central Illinois. They have three married sons and 10 grandchildren ages 9 and under.