Margot Cleveland
Margot Cleveland
Margot Cleveland is a freelance writer and a contributor at She has also published pieces for Since her son’s cystic fibrosis diagnosis in 2009, Cleveland has followed, researched, and written about special-needs children and health care and pharmaceutical policy. Cleveland is also a CPA, lawyer, and adjunct instructor at the University of Notre Dame, and often touches on issues related to business, economics, and legal issues. As a “momllennial” (a GenXer raising a young child surrounded by millennial moms), she provides a cross-generational perspective on culture and parenting. Cleveland can be reached via email at or on Twitter at @ProfMJCleveland
Companies Like L.L. Bean Need To Realize Trump Has Neutered Leftist Flash Mobs

Americans are sick of public shaming. Especially when it involves boycotting good companies like L.L. Bean. Trump is a shield for them.

10 Ways You Can Contribute To The Pro-Life Cause

There is much we can do within the confines of our own calling to support life from natural conception to natural death. Here are ten ideas that can fit a wide variety of constraints.

Why Parents Are Often The Best Health-Care Experts For Special-Needs Kids

It is nice to see for once that Washington politicians have rejected the head-patting, experts-know-best attitude. Opinion journalists should do the same.

4 Simple Steps The GOP Needs To Take To Sell An Obamacare Repeal

To succeed in their attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare—and avoid a midterm drubbing—Republicans must correct the terms of the debate, soon and without wonkiness.

3 Positive Legacies President Obama Leaves Behind

In the din of the competing narratives, conservatives may lose sight of areas in which the Obama administration deserves praise.

4 Steps Towards Ending Mealtime Squabbles With Your Kids This Year

Ellyn Satter’s approach is evidence-based, meaning scientific studies back it up, and more importantly it makes mealtimes easy and enjoyable!

15 Ways To Beat The Post-Christmas Winter Blahs

With a few simple household items, you have at your tongue-tip a never-ending response to the ‘I’m bored’ refrain. After all, necessity is the mother of invention.

No, Updating Federal Drug Regulations Will Not Spawn ‘Dangerous Medicines’

The Left insists that the 21st Century Cures Act’s regulatory updates to allow high-need patients to try out new drugs will mean more death and suffering. In fact, the opposite is true.

The New Federal Mental Health Law Takes Baby Steps Towards Needed Relief

While the Cures Act promises hope to many, much of the law focuses on a framework for future efforts, as opposed to near-term solutions.

6 Classic Action Movies Men And Women Will Both Enjoy, Plus 16 More For Men

When it comes to stupid action films, check your Y-chromosome sexist stereotyping.

5 Ways To Combat Anti-Semitism By Raising Your Children Well

While the anti-Semitic movement is small, it is still worrying, especially given the rise of anti-Semitism throughout the word. Here, as in most areas of life, the best solution lies with parents.

6 Easy And Delicious Dishes To Bring To Holiday Gatherings

I have learned to take some shortcuts that save time and clean-up, but do not alter the ‘wow’ factor. Here are six of my go-to options.

20 Gift Ideas For Your Favorite People This Christmas

Whether you’re buying for a new baby, artsy cousin, college student, or your Uncle Bill, this gift guide has got you covered.

11 Classic Movies You Should Watch Over The Holidays

Before you buy those movie tickets, here’s a list of family films, war movies, thrillers, and romances perfect to watch over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Replacing Obamacare Won’t Be Enough To Fix Our Health-Care Problems

A new health coverage plan, no matter how excellent, cannot solve the problems of dysfunction and addiction. That requires a different strategy.

10 Ways To Help When A Friend Is Diagnosed With A Chronic Illness

We want to help—but we don’t always know how. Sensitive, specific, continuous care will help a family navigating the difficulties of chronic illness.

4 Reasons Obamacare Is Also A Lemon For People With Pre-Existing Conditions

There is a little-noticed flaw in seeking to vindicate Obamacare by focusing on those with pre-existing conditions. It’s called ‘health insurance does not equal health care.’

How Learning To Give People A Break Changed My Life Forever

You never know what is going on in someone’s life. They just might need their shortness, rudeness, or even anger met with kindness.

Guess What’s Really Behind The EpiPen Price Spike

Sound bites often prevent an honest dialogue about the causes of high drug prices and the consequences of government intervention.

EpiPen Price Spike Foreshadows Election Battle Over Drug Costs

Watch out for five misguided attacks to persuade the public that government intervention in the pharmaceutical industry is necessary. Actually, it will make things worse.