Jessica's Law Passes in Texas

By Tracee SiouxTwo big things have happened to protect children from sexual abuse perpetrators, especially repeat offenders. The State of Texas has passed The Jessica Lunsford Act. Each state has its own version of “Jessica’s Law” before…

Pink Rocks

By Tracee SiouxOne of the most girl-empowering women in the culture right now, in my opinion, is Pink.Author Disclaimer: Obviously, you must use good judgment about the age-appropriateness of buying your daughter a Pink album. There is profanity…

HPV Vaccine, Right of Girls To Health

By Tracee Sioux I have been a little surprised at the reaction to a vaccine for HPV (human papillomavirus virus), which causes cervical cancer. I suppose I thought most of the planet, like me, have spent some time hoping that mad-scientists…

Expectations

by Tracee Sioux Last week, while at a friend's getting my hair done (read more about my Pink Hair Fiasco), our two 5-year-olds were playing dress up. Since I was stuck in the chair, I had asked Ainsley to take care of Zack and keep him occupied…

Fear Not

By Tracee Sioux My brother recently wrote me a letter about how he remembered me saving his life. He was going down a pool slide in a float and it flipped over when he got to the bottom. It was the old kind with a harness on it and he couldn’t…
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Service versus Codependence

By Tracee Sioux For women, I believe, it’s very difficult for us to know where the line is between acts of service and codependence. Codependence is a complicated concept for me, because the line blurs so easily and I very often find out…

Where Do Babies Come From?

By Tracee Sioux A few weeks ago I was at a mentor/mentee slumber party when a fellow mentor mentioned that she was trying to decide how to tell her nine-year-old daughter where baby’s come from. My five-year-old knows where baby’s come from,…
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Misogynistic Violence for Breakfast

By Tracee Sioux I’m up in the gym working on my fitness too! That’s right, Fergie. . . Yeah, I’m not here for your entertainment either! You tell ‘em Pink, . . . If everyone cared and nobody cried . . . we’d see the day no body died…