Kirby Worthington is a mother, grandmother, and a child-development specialist. For over forty years she has been putting her Master’s Degree in Child Development to good use by teaching parents and educators through speaking, classes, and workshops, and by training child care providers through the Virginia’s Department of Social Services. She also has directed an urban-suburban play group to help parents learn ways to develop their children’s minds, bodies, social skills, and spirits.

Kirby authored Getting Your Sweet Potato off of the Couch and co-authored Value Your Children: Becoming Better Parental Disciple-Makers with her husband Everett Worthington. She is an avid beach-walker, tea-drinker, and resolute child-at-heart.