Parents' Guide to

Sins of Our Mother

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Harrowing crime docu about belief, obsession, and murder.

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The harrowing and emotional true crime series offers disturbing details about how Lori Vallow's descent into religious zealotry allegedly led her to conspire to murder. While Sins of Our Mother offers a clear overview of the publicly known facts about the case, it's the chilling texts and recorded conversations between Vallow and her son Colby, friends, and Chad Daybell that highlight the more disturbing (and sometimes bizarre) details surrounding what happened. This, in addition to footage of Vallow and Daybell happily together as others searched for their children, supports the idea that they are both guilty of murder, despite the fact that series was released prior to their trials. But the intention of Sins of Our Mother isn't to be objective; instead, it's designed to highlight how a woman whose religious beliefs became so dark and obsessive it destroyed a family, and how people overlooked it while it was happening.

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