Ashley Bateman
Ashley Bateman
Ashley Bateman

Ashley Bateman is a policy writer for The Heartland Institute and blogger for Ascension Press. Her work has been featured in The Washington Times, The Daily Caller, The New York Post, The American Thinker and numerous other publications. She previously worked as an adjunct scholar for The Lexington Institute and as editor, writer and photographer for The Warner Weekly, a publication for the American military community in Bamberg, Germany.

Ashley is a board member at a Catholic homeschool cooperative in Virginia. She homeschools her four incredible children along with her brilliant engineer/scientist husband.e who lives in Virginia.

‘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.