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Family Looking Up

Jul 3, 2018

In this episode we had the privilege of talking with twin sisters, two moms who have had extensive experience working on capitol hill and in the white house.  They now run a website called The American Moms, where they teach all about civics, civility and raising our kids to be big proponents of both.


Andrea Reeve worked on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. During her time there she served two U.S. senators as their press secretary, where she acted as their mouth piece to reporters and the public.  Andrea is now living across the country in the other Washington state with her husband and three daughters.

Brittany Richman worked in the Office of Presidential Speechwriting at the White House. She and her husband now live in Rapid City, South Dakota, where she teaches her three kids all about those faces carved into Mount Rushmore, just a few miles from their home.

Here are some of the topics we discussed:

  • What led each of them to their career in politics in Washington D.C.

  • What led to them leaving Washington D.C., getting married, and having children.

  • How they each adjusted to the role of  stay-at-home-mom after such prestigious careers.
  • How the website The American Moms was conceived of and what its purpose is.
  • Why civility is as much of a component as civics on the website.  Why they feel civility is lacking in our society and what we, as parents, can do to counteract this in our children.
  • The six ideas of how we can make the 4th of July mean something to our kids.


If you would like to know more about Andrea and Brittany and The American Moms website visit  You can also visit them on Instagram at @theamericanmoms where they post daily fun, insightful, and positive messages aimed at civics and civility.