Author, columnist and speaker Marybeth Hicks discusses her latest book, Teachable Moments: Using Everyday Encounters with Media and Culture to Instill Conscience, Character, and Faith.

Marybeth has spent more than a dozen years writing from the intersection of parenting and culture. Her column “Teachable Moments” is featured in Catholic Digest magazine, and she appears each week on EWTN Radio’s Son Rise Morning Show with Matt Swaim. For nine years, she was a weekly culture columnist for the The Washington Times.

She is the author of three previous books: Don’t Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid: Confronting the Left’s Assault on Our Families, Faith, and Freedom (Regnery Publishers, 2011), Bringing up GEEKS: How to Protect Your Kid's Childhood in a Grow-up-too-fast World (Penguin/Berkley, 2008) and The Perfect World Inside My Minivan–One Mom's Journey Through the Streets of Suburbia (Faith Publishing, 2006).

Marybeth began her career as a writer in the Reagan White House, and later was a communications specialist in the educational, healthcare and corporate sectors. A graduate of Michigan State University, she serves on the advisory board of the Parents Television Council, an organization seeking to promote decency on the airwaves.

Her remarks were delivered at the September 2015 Conservative Women’s Network, a monthly event co-sponsored by the Luce Institute and The Heritage Foundation.