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Dance Revolution

We're thinking about Ainsley's 6th birthday which looms in the near future. She said she wants a DVD ballet class but there is no way she's going to like doing ballet. I took ballet once as a kid and it's extremely "disciplined." I think my…
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"A" Is For . . .

by Tracee Sioux My daughter was reciting all the things about "A" she had learned her first week in Kindergarten. A is for alligator, apple tree, astronaut, Ainsley. Then she handed the phone back to me. Well, when she was reciting…
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Coaching Advice

by Tracee SiouxI went to the soccer league meeting on Saturday and they gave some interesting advice to the coaches. If your team is winning 5-0 at half time, it's your responsibility, as the coach, to stop making goals and try to lose. Put…
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Happy Feet Beats Bratz

by Tracee SiouxCompletely violating my goal to say no to good things as I vowed to do in my column Priorities, I am the new coach of Ainsley's soccer team.Perhaps you recall my protest last fall when my five-year-old daughter, Ainsley's, soccer…

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…
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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…

BMI Red Zone

by Tracee SiouxI find myself in a mothering predicament concerning the body weight and body image of my 5-year-old daughter.My goal as a parent has always been to give my daughter a healthy body image. Make her feel like her body is exactly…
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No Bratz No! Tantrum or Go with the Flow?

By Tracee Sioux Her Paw Paw took Ainsley to her first soccer practice last night because I had bought tickets to a charity event. When he dropped her off he also dropped the news that the soccer commissioner had refused to change the team…