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Big K Week 1

by Tracee Sioux The first week of Kindergarten didn't go as smoothly as I had planned. Perhaps that's the problem with having a plan, you get too attached to the outcome and then become disappointed. Practical problems included the bus taking…
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You Don't Have To Obey

by Tracee SiouxI took my kids out for Chinese food last week as a special end-of-summer treat. I had given my 18-month-old Zack a chop-stick to play with. He was picking up kernels of rice with it and eating them. I was very proud. The waitress…

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…

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,…

Generous & Grateful

By Tracee Sioux I think generosity and gratefulness are two attributes kids should learn early. It is very hard to teach empathy to a 33 year old, but much easier to teach it to 3, 4, and 5 year olds. In our family we donate 10% of everything…

Breathe, Thumbalina, Breathe

By Tracee Sioux Close your eyes and breathe in pink puffs of air full of courage and calm, black air full of all your pain and fear. In two three and out two three, pink courage in two three, and black fear and pain out two three. Great,…