Ashley Bateman
Ashley Bateman
Ashley Bateman
Ashley Bateman is a writer and mother of two who lives in Virginia.
Female Physicist Creates World’s First Government-Approved Birth Control App

If approved in the United States, Natural Cycles would provide Americans a drug-free alternative in a market saturated with hormonal and abortive birth control.

Unions Attack Betsy DeVos To Sideline The Research That Supports Her Ideas

Her opponents fight the person, but Betsy DeVos’s platform is sound education reform.

Millennials Prefer Private Schools Yet Vote Against School Choice

More than 7 in 10 millennial parents support the ability of parents to control their child’s education spending. But they keep voting for politicians who refuse to give parents that power.

Is Trunk Or Treat Driving Trick Or Treating Out Of The Neighborhood?

Trunk or Treat has quietly overtaken the American suburban neighborhood. Is it for better, or for worse? Depends on your preferences.

Obama Administration Tells Black Parents Their School Choices Are Racist

The U.S. Department of Justice has resurrected a 1965 case to impose its will on a Mississippi school district, ignoring local efforts to integrate through school choice.

‘Mercy Street’ Displays The Intricacies Of America’s Experience With Slavery

PBS’s new ‘Mercy Street’ brings complicated, thoughtful historical drama back to the United States.

George Washington’s Anti-Slavery Legacy

As he fought to free Americans from foreign tyranny, George Washington also set a quieter example to his countrymen of what it means that ‘All men are created equal.’

Helicopter Parenting Is Really A Symptom Of Underparenting

More than half of U.S. children, from a very early age, spend most of their waking hours separated from their parents. That’s not helicopter parenting.

Money Can’t Express A Mother’s Value

No matter how many government programs we create for mothers, nothing can compensate for freeing women to make their own choices.

Motherhood Inspires Me More Than World Travel

I have lived in four countries and traveled to or through nearly 30. Mothering my children beats those experiences, hands down.

Home-Designed Education Bolsters The Market’s Newest Trend

What could education look like if all parents could design it for their kids? Probably more like homeschooling, which is way different than many think.

Why The March For Life Matters To Me—And Should To Everyone

When I was unborn, test results showed me likely to have Down Syndrome. Parents abort most babies like me nowadays. That’s why I march for life.

When Government Preschool Comes To Town

You won’t believe how intimate state government gets with little kids’ lives.