First Crush

Hey Ainsley, remember when I told you that if Austin was hitting you that meant he liked you? Yeah. Well, I was wrong to tell you that. I don't ever want you to think anyone, ever has any right to treat you with disrespect. I want you to…
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How Do You Spell Zac Efron?

by Tracee Sioux I found myself facing a modern-day dilemma when my 6-year-old daughter, Ainsley, started surfing the net. I suppose in my mind it I thought it would go something like this: My 10-year-old daughter would come to me and say,…
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Hairspray

By Tracee Sioux I took my kids and my Grandma to see Hairspray (Full-Screen Edition) at the $1 movie. What a great family flick. Well, I'm not sure my grandma appreciated the subject matter (she's still not completely sure integration is…
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Frog Prince & Daddy

Kiss it. It might turn into a prince. You kiss it! I already got my Prince. This is what Daddy looked like when I found him.

Dating Violence

by Tracee Sioux In Texas, almost 188,000 incidents of domestic violence occurred during 2005, and more than 330,000 rapes occur every year, according to Gov. Rick Perry's office. But it always starts with the girls and boys. Intimate violence…

Battered Women, Time To Leave

By Tracee Sioux I know this column will reach a battered woman, because according to the US Justice Department, 30 percent of women are beaten by a significant other at one time or another. This is an issue very close to my heart as I was…
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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…
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Princess Ban

By Tracee Sioux “No princesses, Bratz or Barbie gifts,” read the invitation for my daughter’s 5th birthday party this year. The week before we had gone to the used bookstore and sold all Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, Sleeping…