Jennifer Doverspike
Jennifer Doverspike
Jennifer Doverspike
Jennifer Doverspike is a senior contributor at The Federalist. A former counterterrorism intelligence analyst at the Department of Defense, she has also worked for Sen. Tom Coburn and Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt. Jennifer has been featured on The Blaze TV network and on regional public radio. Jennifer received a joint bachelors and masters degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband and her two young children. Follow her on Twitter, @SixFortyNine1.
No Matter What U.S. Birth Rates Suggest, I’m Enjoying My Third Baby So Much

Only 28 percent of women have three or more children, and 52 percent of women, according to General Social Survey data, reported their ideal family size is two children.

Why You Should Absolutely Read A Whole Book This Year

We live in an attention-deficient, hectic, technology-riddled society, but we can fight the tide of clickbait and soundbites by using technology’s tools to foster learning and mental acuity.

Is ‘The Expanse’ A Utopia Or Dystopia? Like Our World, It’s Both

Humanity in ‘The Expanse’ is at a crossroads, and how they approach the hand dealt to them will determine their near future. It’s the same for us.

Instead Of Gloating, Have Empathy For The Liberals Mourning Trump’s Win

Don’t dismiss the paralyzing effect of being targeted for who you are if it has never happened to you.

3 Common-Sense Ways To Manage Your Kids’ Screen Time

It is encouraging the AAP is updating its screen time recommendations for kids, but the continued alterations can frustrate parents just trying to do the best for their children.

News That Shocks No One: Hormonal Birth Control Is Linked To Depression

A new study that finds a big correlation between hormonal birth control use and depression diagnoses validates women’s concerns that many health professionals have long ignored.

10 Tips For Photographing Your Children

You don’t have to be a professional to get high-quality images of your favorite subjects.

3 Ways To Teach Math That Might Actually Work

I want my daughter to remember that math is about problem-solving, and imagination, and of endless promise.

Why I Make My Kids Take Risks

As a scaredy cat who can’t even go down a slide without freaking out, it’s important to me that my kids learn to do things that scare them.

Ultimate List Of Lesser-Known Preschool Read-Aloud Books

Let’s focus on some less-heralded — yet still highly praised — read-aloud books for the three- to five-year-old preschool set.

What Santa Teaches Us About Our Capacity To Believe

The Santa Claus myth, far from destroying children’s faith, has a lot to teach us all about faith and perception.

My American Assimilation Story

It’s confusing to be a second-generation immigrant from South Asia, which doesn’t fit Americans’ binary conceptions of race.

Five Elements Of An Excellent Home Economics Class

It’s time to bring home economics back to schools and colleges.

Ten Reasons People Still Need Cursive

While some argue cursive writing belongs in the archives and Common Core ushers it out of schools, the evidence shows we need it as much as ever.

Let’s Stop Pushing Everyone To Behave Like A Boss

I seek to be an exemplary follower rather than a leader. After all, everyone can’t be in charge.

Your Helicopter Parenting Is Hurting My Kids

Helicopter parenting tells us that more worry equals more love. It’s not true. You really can — and should — leave your kids alone for 60 seconds.

Slut-Shaming Is Bad—But The Overreaction Against It Also Hurts Women

Pointing out risks associated with sex is not the same thing as slut-shaming: prudishly or maliciously taking issue with female sexuality.

Moving the Goalposts in Yemen

The U.S. insists it has sustained commitment to Yemen’s stability. Will it follow through?

Violating Children’s Dignity In The Age Of Social Media

Two friends recently told me something disturbing that makes me rethink our approach to social media updates.

The Literal Nanny State — Breastfeeding And Public Health Officials

Breastfeeding is great. But government limitations on other options hamper parental freedom.