Long Distance Mothering

I recently met a woman who faced a fascinating dilemma. Would you consider mothering long-distance for a year?by Tracee SiouxDebbie Mahoney was a registered nurse who had gone as high as she could, having achieved a doctorate degree and completing…
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Money & Happiness

by Tracee Sioux One of the points Suze Orman brings up in her book Women & Money is that money matters. Money, she says, makes a fundamental difference in our happiness and our lives and to pretend that it doesn't is a great big lie. In…

Empower Your Daughter With Health Insurance

by Tracee SiouxI received an email is from MoveOn.org, a political action group monitoring health care. Right now Congress is deciding whether to a) take away health care from millions of children or b)allow millions more children access to…

Teaching Frustration

by Tracee SiouxIn my quest to lower my 5-year-old daughter Ainsley's BMI and add more exercise I said yes to her request to attend yoga class with me this morning. I am also teaching her to swim myself. When I teach my daughter things I usually…

Day of Rest

By Tracee SiouxProduce, produce, produce. My husband and I tend to be workaholics sometimes. I constantly feel like I'm under pressure to get everything done. Especially since having another baby and working from home. I just feel like there…
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Cleanliness - Women & Money

By Tracee Sioux One of the things I wish I had inherited from my own mother was cleanliness and organization. My mother is very clean, neat, tidy, and organized. At a recent visit to my mother's house I saw that she had kept the original little…
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Give Me An "A"

by Tracee SiouxI've been super-conflicted about letting my 5-year-old daughter participate in cheerleading.Isn't it better to be the one cheered on, the one actually playing the sport, than to be cheering from the side-lines? I think so. I want…

Complaint Free House

By Tracee SiouxDid you see that complaint free world bracelet on Oprah in March? It's this bracelet that brings focus to complaining to encourage you to stop. I immediately ordered several of these bracelets, mostly because I'm sick to death…

Unrealistic Expectations of Perfection

By Tracee Sioux I think Hillary Clinton should be the next president because it will change the potential of every girl in America. Changing the potential of every girl is changing the potential of half the population in America. That is…
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New Money

By Tracee SiouxI found Chapter 1 in Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destinyboth validating and empowering. For me it was great to have my feeling of bluffing as a professional validated in a historical sense. Orman brings home…

Global Democracy Promotion Act

by Tracee Sioux The American Government participates in legislating morality with unconstitutional things like the Global Gag Rule, which doesn't make us very popular in certain parts of the world. The Global Gag Rule denies all funding (for…