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…

Global Gag Rule is Anti-Girl

There is an amendment to the Global Gag Rule before congress right now. The Gag Rule is where the United States has decided to withhold money from International organizations like The Red Cross if they fund contraceptives or reserve the right…

Shoemotional

By Tracee SiouxWhile I don't want my daughter to believe she IS her clothing. I have to confess to a bizarre attachment to a pair of dancing shoes I no longer have.While packing for my femimother weekend I felt an old familiar yearning for my…

About the Author - Tracee Sioux

I was tagged in a blogger game or memed by Julie Q at The JQ Lounge here are the rules: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write their own blog with their 7 things as well as these…

Dear Tooth Fairy,

Dear Tooth Fairy, I am excited to tell you that I have lost my very first tooth. It's been loose for about two weeks. When I first told my mom that my tooth hurt when I was eating she said, "See, I told you if you didn't brush your teeth good…

Girls Can Be Soldiers Too

I hope everyone is out frolicking with their kids this Memorial Day. We are supposed to be remembering our lost veterans on this day. We have a war going on right now, so it's good to talk to our kids about that.Lots of not-so-noticed veterans…

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…

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,…

Sexual Urban Legend

By Tracee Sioux Everyone has heard this urban legend . . . I have a cousin (or uncle or brother or dad or son) who was only 18 (19, 20, 21, 22) and his girlfriend was 14 and she totally seduced him and then when he broke up with her she had…