- Motivated Midwest Mom
- By JEFF ANTENORE
- The 61st Missouri Photo Workshop / Festus & Crystal City, Mo.
Ann Moloney wears many hats but her crown is one of thorns. At age forty-one, Ann is a dedicated wife and mother of nine children, ages five to twenty-five. The Moloneys live on a many-acre compound outside of Missouri’s Twin Cities in a German-built log cabin constructed in 1875, which has been in the family since 1904.
She will soon launch her motivatingmom.com website and an AM radio show on the Catholic Covenant Network which will be broadcast throughout several Midwest states on AM 1080. She is passionate about spreading her pro-life message, and wants to “motivate young mothers to be able to stay at home and raise their kids.” She believes that it is invaluable for a child to have a parent stay at home during early development, and believes that many more parents would be able to do it with the proper support—which she aims to provide.
Having had her first child at age fifteen, Ann understands the pressures that young mothers face, and the attraction of abortion as an easy way out, but she holds fast to her faith-based belief that abortion is never the answer. The Missouri license plate on the back of her mini-van simply reads “PRO LFE.”
While juggling her duties as wife, mother, Catholic crusader, and assistant to her husband’s financial planning business, Ann somehow finds the time to train for and compete in triathlons, not something that many women in their forties, who have given birth nine times can boast.
Ann Moloney, forty-one, bows her head in a quite moment of prayer at Friday morning Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Festus, Missouri, while her youngest son, Michael Jr., 5, looks on.
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