LouAnn Rieley
Millsboro, DE

A former hometown beauty queen and Delaware Mother of the Year 2013, LouAnn can be found working the family farm and homeschooling the last few of her 12 children by day while studying philosophy or history by night. She lives in Delaware with her hu...more

One Woman's Long Journey to Motherhood — And What You Can Say to Parents Who Have Struggled With Loss
By LouAnn Rieley - 14 days ago
Couples struggling with infertility are well-acquainted with the roller coaster of emotions from abject hopelessness to giddy elation
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'Rape Culture' in Crisis: The Connection Between Porn and Sexual Assault
By LouAnn Rieley - a month ago
Hugh Hefner died after changing the cultural landscape forever by shattering the boundaries around the recreational use of pornography
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As a Mom of Three Veterans, Here's What I'd Want Everyone to Focus on If My Child Had Fallen
By LouAnn Rieley - a month ago
Controversy is swirling around the phone call President Donald Trump made to the family of Sgt. La David Johnson, who lost his life in
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No, Hugh Hefner Didn't Have a 'Positive Impact' on 'Social Sexual Values'
By LouAnn Rieley - 2 months ago
On September 27, Hugh Hefner, founder of the Playboy empire, died. Some cultural analysts — and celebrities — are hailing him as a pos
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People Panicking Over an 11-Year-Old Mowing the WH Lawn Should Spend a Day on My Farm
By LouAnn Rieley - 2 months ago
Only in a very privileged nation would there ever be the brouhaha that has ensued from some liberal quarters since 11-year-old entrepr
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Hillary Clinton's Latest 'Blame Game' Is Actually a Belittling Disservice to Women Everywhere
By LouAnn Rieley - 2 months ago
Hillary Clinton’s memoir, which is entitled “What Happened” and tells of her failed presidential run, hit bookshelves on September 12.
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They Call Famous 'Christian Abortionist' 'Brave'. Women Like My Daughter Are the Real Heroes.
By LouAnn Rieley - 2 months ago
Martha Plimpton, actress and proud advocate of “women’s reproductive rights”, recently told an enthusiastic audience that her “best” a
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Mom Didn't Realize She Was 379 lbs Until Daughter Mimicked Her. That 'Reality Check' Is What We Need More Of.
By LouAnn Rieley - 2 months ago
“At my heaviest if someone asked me to lose weight I’d wonder from where? Should I cut off my nails, or eyelashes, or hair? Because I
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What It Would Take for Me, a White Conservative Grandmother, to Join Black Lives Matter
By LouAnn Rieley - 3 months ago
Dear Black Lives Matter leadership team,I have watched your organization grow from a group of concerned citizens who protested the
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Charlottesville Is 116 Miles From Washington DC, But This Weekend They Were Worlds Apart
By LouAnn Rieley - 3 months ago
Chip Somodevilla/Staff/Getty Images; Y'amal/FlickrCharlottesville, Virginia, is only about 116 miles from Washington, D.C., but this
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If Lena Dunham Really Wants to Be Offended Try Being a Homeschooling, Farmer, Christian, Mother of 12
By LouAnn Rieley - 3 months ago
Last week, Lena Dunham took it upon herself to seek justice against two unidentified flight attendants at JFK airport who allegedly en
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The Left Needs to Understand That Every Baby's Life Has Value, Whether It Is 'Wanted' or Not.
By LouAnn Rieley - 4 months ago
The eyes of the world are on one infant in the Great Ormond Street Hospital in England as little Charlie Gard holds onto life, in spit
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What Happened to Charlie Gard in the UK Could Happen Here - Unless Parents Start Fighting Back
By LouAnn Rieley - 5 months ago
The case of the British baby, Charlie Gard, who was born with a rare genetic disorder that causes brain damage and early death is grip
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Forget the Hollywood Superhero Movies - Our Children's Fathers Are Real-Life Superheroes
By LouAnn Rieley - 5 months ago
The most recent superhero movie, Wonder Woman, is still wildly popular at the box office. The Avengers, the ultimate superhero movie t
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Here's the 'Lesson' the Track Team Learned From Their Coach After Transgender Athlete Took the Gold
By LouAnn Rieley - 5 months ago
Biology still matters in spite of the frantic insistence that, when it comes to physical advantages males naturally have over females,
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Parent Shaming Is A Rising Trend - But As Mothers, We Can Choose To Ignore It
By LouAnn Rieley - 5 months ago
Parent-shaming and bullying has intensified with social media. An increased emphasis on the democratization of the political world has
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Kathy Griffin's Bizarre Press Conference Reminded Me Of An Incident With One Of My Foster Children
By LouAnn Rieley - 6 months ago
It has been an accepted standard that the children of presidents are off limits to the press; that their privacy should be respected b
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"They Buried My Son In Arlington" Honors Frank Gross and All Our Fallen Heroes
By LouAnn Rieley - 6 months ago
Screenshot/YouTubeOn July 16, 2011 a knock came at the door of the Gross family home - one that every family member of a soldier dep
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YouTube Stars Were Famous for Abusing Their Kids With 'Pranks' - But Why Did Viewers Enjoy Watching?
By LouAnn Rieley - 7 months ago
Everyone wants to be a star and with the marriage of digital technology and social media it is entirely possible that the most obscure
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As a Mother of 12, Bill Nye the 'Science' Guy's Comments on Women and Children Are Alarming
By LouAnn Rieley - 7 months ago
The final episode of Bill Nye's Netflix series, “Bill Nye Saves The World,” is called “Earth's People Problem.” I have a problem with
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We Wanted to Open Our Family Farm to Foster Kids. The Government Had Other Ideas.
By LouAnn Rieley - 7 months ago
For 35 years our home has buzzed with the activity of children, at one time 16 of them at once — including our biological children, fo
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Feminists Won't Speak Up About Female Genital Mutilation. As A 'Satisfied' Christian Woman, I Will.
By LouAnn Rieley - 7 months ago
The gentle, smiling face of Dr. Jumana Nagarwala has been reappearing in my Facebook feed. Dr. Nagarwala is the Detroit area emergency
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I've Been A Homemaker For 35 Years. Despite What Feminists Say, Here's Why I Have Never Regretted It.
By LouAnn Rieley - 7 months ago
The Council on Contemporary Families at the University of Texas-Austin recently released the results of some studies that indicate you
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I Know It's Dangerous. But As A Mother, Here's Why I Let My Sons Ride Bulls Anyway.
By LouAnn Rieley - 7 months ago
On March 18, 2017, tragedy struck the rodeo world when 10-year-old Piper Faust lost her life after her horse fell on her as she awaite
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