Barbie for President?

By Tracee SiouxSo a friend asked me the other day where I stand on Barbie. I have included "no Bratz, Barbies or Princesses" on birthday invitations. But, I also have a hot pink Barbie VW Bug and a Barbie skate board in the house.I used to be…

Virtual Book Club

By Tracee Sioux I run a women's book club, Between the Covers, and this month (and probably August) we're doing Suze Orman's Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny. I confess I was financially illiterate until I took Dave…
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Internet Safety Blog

If you have kids and are concerned with Internet safety issues I found this great blog Internet Safety - For Our Children's Sake. There is lots of great advice and resources to deal with mean girl behavior that ends up online and predators who…
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Girls For Sale

By Tracee Sioux When is too early to "womanize" a girl? On Jezabel.com there is a story, with some great editorial comments, about a new line of make-up being marketed to girls ages 6 to 9. "Encouraged by sales of its makeup collaboration…

Maternal Lineage

By Tracee Sioux Sarah begat Viola, Viola begat Susie, Susie begat Tracee, Tracee begat Ainsley. I've always wished at least one book in the Bible would have started with the feminine, maternal lineage. It is difficult for girls and women to…

The Meaning of Hair

By Tracee Sioux The kids got new haircuts. Ainsley got a long bob and Zack, a mohawk. Both haircuts beg the issue of the meaning of hair. How much do we use our hair to create our identity and to identify with our children? The first time…

Mythbusters - Science is Girly

By Tracee SiouxMythbusters, a series on the Discovery Channels (TLC, etc), that puts myths and urban legends through scientific tests to determine if there is any truth to it is a fantastic way to empower girls.When I was a kid I had no reason…

Fergalicious, Big Girls Don't Cry

By Tracee SiouxI often watch VH1 videos at the gym during my workout and I totally approve of Fergie's song Big Girls Don't Cry as a great message for girls. The song tells the story of a girl who has dreams, but she's inconveniently in love…