Author Archives: Ann Henry

Insight Into Why Mothers Kill Their Babies

An article recently published on Conservative Mom and written by Stewart L. asks the question: Why do mothers kill their babies? It’s an answer we’d all like to know. Filicide, or the killing of one’s son or daughter, happens about 200 times per year in the United States. When filicide occurs, especially when the mother is the perpetrator, the incident ...

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No Replacement for Mom

A special program in Texas allows girls to visit their incarcerated mothers once a month. Girls Embracing Mothers was founded 6 years ago with the goal of fostering positive relationships between female inmates and their daughters. The girls ride a bus to the prison, where they spend 2 to 4 supervised hours with their mothers. They are allowed to talk ...

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I Paid My Kids To Get Along

When Christmas break started, I dreaded having my first grader at home all day. I enjoy spending time with her, but she and her next-youngest brother fight all day long. They also bicker, squabble, and scrap. They yell “No, it was my turn!” when playing board games. When it’s time to watch a movie, the child who is not holding ...

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Who Is Watching The Candidates’ Kids?

More women are running for public office, but limitations on using campaign dollars for child care costs hinder their efforts. As of 2018, campaign funds can only be used to pay for these costs of running for federal offices. Six states have passed laws that allow the money to go to child care; most states leave the issue open to ...

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Sex Shouldn’t Be This Hard

A person is determined to be male or female while in the fetal stage, during the first trimester of gestation. Sex is decided, without the person’s input, long before he or she becomes a fully formed human being. Once that person is born, their genitalia make it visibly evident whether they are male or female. “Gender” used to be interchangeable ...

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The Swamp is Unlikely to be Drained

I didn’t admit it to many of my hardcore Republican friends, but I thought Trump was in the wrong regarding his conversations with the Ukranian President. Not that we talk politics a whole lot; SAHMs in their thirties tend to chat more about our kids’ sleeping habits, our husband’s new jobs, and household budgeting tips than what just happened in ...

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I’m Glad The Holidays Are Over

I love the holidays. October through December is my absolute favorite time of year. I love the cooler weather and shorter days. Attending harvest festivals, exchanging sentiments of thankfulness, and wrapping presents for everyone I know is totally right up my alley. I love seeing everyone’s smiling, pajama-clad photos around the Christmas tree on Facebook, too. I even posted one ...

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A Quilt Like My Marriage

I started making a quilt for our king-sized bed two years ago. I made it extra large. My husband and I wrestled over the blankets in our sleep, and one of us usually woke up uncovered and cold. I researched the dimensions, bought the batting and started sewing. I used a quilt top that I had sewn together when we ...

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This is Christmas

Two of my mom friends and their kids came over tonight to decorate Christmas cookies and make crafts. Between the three of us, we have eight kids and a baby. Boys and girls ran up and down the hallway, a toddler crawled on the dining table, and a baby slept in the master bedroom throughout it all. The moms sampled ...

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Oh, Christmas Lights

My mom’s friend is having surgery tomorrow, so I volunteered to host a slumber party. For an evening activity, I loaded up my three kids and her three kids into my SUV. Before each child climbed into the car, they were issued a homemade snack bag consisting of pretzels, Teddy Grahams, chocolate chips, and a mini candy cane, plus their ...

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