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Marie grew up with five sisters and two brothers in a mid-western university town. Often heckled for defying the zero population pressures of the day, she grew up loving the â€œwarmth and confusionâ€ of life in a large family. The experience would come in handy. Marie married in 1987 and moved to Singapore and then Spain, returning four years later with three small children. As Marieâ€™s family continued to grow, she began writing songs about life as a housewife and mother in a world that â€œno longer values these roles.â€ In 1997 she recorded a collection of these songs entitled â€œWhat I Wanted To Say.â€ In 2000 she released her second collection entitled, "Ordinary Time" which focuses on the temptations of a culture which encourages women to "have it all." With her eight children and husband Bill, a â€œpsychologist with senseâ€ who challenges families and couples to rise above themselves and serve each other, Marie offers a different vision of what it means to be a â€œfulfilledâ€ woman.