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Local Culture: Partake

The grandparents came to town and we took them to the Community Dance. Live band plays Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. Bring your own drinks and snacks or buy some there. $5 adults, kids are free. So, we're the only people there not collecting…

Jet Setting

While my parents took charge of my kiddos and my husband went to a convention in Atlanta I had (gasp) time to myself in a (sigh) city. We took the corporate jet so there was zero hassle. I went on a quest to find my perfect pair of jeans,…
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Clingy Kiddos

Forgive me for taking a day or two from blogging. I'll resume when my parents go home and my children stop clinging to me (tomorrow or Monday). They did wonderful while I was away. But evidently, they missed me. Please don't unsubscribe…

Allomothering

I love the concept of allomothering, especially for daughters. Allomothering is non-maternal infant care. It usually refers to fathers, aunts, grandmothers or siblings of an animal caring for and nurturing it while mommy takes a break or…

Roloffs & Gosselins

By Tracee Sioux My two favorite family television shows just revved up again on TLC Mondays with Jon & Kate plus 8 and Little People, Big World. Little People, Big World is about Amy and Matt Roloff. They are little people or dwarfs.…

Devaluation of Motherhood

When looking at 6 to 12 week maternity leave policies in the United States one has to wonder: Do employers and lawmakers hate mothers? Or do they hate babies? After you push a human being out of your crotch and feel pressured to return…
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We Vow Now

by Tracee Sioux We, my husband and I, are participating in a federally-funded marriage education course designed to keep the family together. Vow, Healthy Marriage Education Initiative is being funded by the Administration for Children and…
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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…