Anna Mussmann
Anna Mussmann
AnnaMussmann
Anna Mussmann is a stay-at-home mom who writes during nap time. She is fascinated by old books, ideas, and historic philosophies of education. Her work can also be found on the blog www.sisterdaughtermotherwife.com.
The West’s Vision Of ‘The Noble Death’ Has Become Dark And Sinister

The stories and heroes we admire most reveal something about who we are. It matters that ’13 Reasons Why’ is more popular than Joan of Arc.

Why Kids Don’t Need Their Movies Screened For Gender Stereotypes

Common Sense Media is one example of the progressive rush to save our children from sex. But they are shooting for the wrong goal.

How To Shop Second-Hand Without Wasting Time Or Money

Here’s what I learned from my mom, the garage sale queen. She knows how to find beauty in things that others no longer want.

Men And Women Can Be Friends Again If We Restore Social Scripts

If we really want men and women to be friends, we ought to rethink the way in which we try to nurture that. A common language of behavior is a real help.

Netflix Should Not Pervert ‘Anne Of Green Gables’ To Make It More Realistic

Many fans are eager to re-explore their favorite characters. Others are dismayed by footage from Netflix’s new series that depicts a startling aberration from the spirit of the original story.

20 Things Nineteenth-Century Advice Gurus Knew About Love That We’ve Forgotten

In modern-day America, one of the biggest obstacles to true love is the idea that we each have a moral right—even, perhaps, a moral duty—to always seek our own happiness first.

No, Stay At Home Moms Don’t ‘Waste’ Their Education

Anyone who castigates a woman for failing to cash in on her degree reveals a complete misunderstanding of the nature and purpose of education and the actual needs of society.

12 Low-Prep, Screen-Free Ways To Keep Toddlers Busy In Winter

When your child has cabin fever, it’s hard to stay sane. Here are some fun, creative, TV-free ideas to keep everyone happy and entertained.

How To Stop Whining And Learn To Love Being A Mother

Women are standing in the way of their own joy because they have bought into a peculiarly destructive myth: that anything they do not know how to do cannot be done.

7 Proven Ways To Stop Complaining And Enjoy Your Toddlers

Our willingness to lump an enormous diversity of individuals into a single negative stereotype would be considered inexcusable if the victims weren’t so small and covered in peanut butter.

Treating Kids Like Consumer Products Undermines Parental Rights

We are witnessing a drastic erosion of public support for the idea that ordinary parents are the people most likely to know what is best for their children. Why?

5 Ways Family Chores Taught Me To Be A Better Human Being

Just a quarter of today’s parents regularly assign chores to their kids. That means their kids are missing out.

Books That Won’t Teach Your Kids To Hate Their Siblings

Children need stories about happy, functional families. Here are some great ones to enjoy this summer and beyond.

Book Bans Are Political Proxy Wars, And Conservatives Are Losing

The progressive Americans who cry ‘censorship’ when parents protest high school reading assignments tend to be the same population that supports trigger warnings in college classrooms.

Would Your Kids Recognize An Ideological Kidnapper?

Five ways to teach children to enjoy good stories without getting brainwashed.

8 Ways To Be A Mom Without Going Crazy

Do not listen to people who manipulate your fear of being a horrible mother. They will make you crazy. Here is some saner advice for worried moms.

The Smart Parent’s Guide To Choosing Children’s Books

In my quest to provide my kids with stories that will nurture them, there are four kinds of literary dust bunnies I avoid.

How To Raise Children Who Can Handle Freedom

It is not enough for me to teach my children to shoot holes in The New York Times with their favorite sidearm or to deliver impromptu lectures on American history.

How Our New Definition Of Freedom Causes Cruelty

In the past, freedom meant to ability to obey one’s beliefs. Now, freedom is the ability to require others to obey one’s own beliefs about oneself.

It’s Okay For Babies To Swallow ‘Me Time’

To claim that regular, long breaks from one’s children are necessary to mental health is to fight the reality that the season of one’s life has changed.