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Empowering Girls: Lunchables

Throughout the school year Ainsley has harassed me nearly every day for a Lunchable or a tray. For most of the year she got a whole wheat ham sandwich, a fruit or vegetable and a juice box. I find my daughter is one of the very few kids who…

HPV Vaccine Reconsideration

by Tracee Sioux About a year ago I took a stance that all girls should have access to the HPV (human papillomavirus virus) in my article HPV Vaccine, Right of All Girls To Health. While I stand by my original logic, I've come across two bits…

RealAge Healthy Kids Test

by Tracee Sioux Have you seen that show Honey We're Killing the Kids? The show you a family with terrible eating habits, fast forward what they'll look like when they're 40 and predict their life expectancy? Of course they pick families…

Precocious Puberty

Did you know that it is now common for girls to start their menstrual cycles when they are nine years old? Pubic hair and breasts begin showing up one to two years prior to menstruation, which put many girls in precocious puberty or early puberty…
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Missing Views

by Tracee Sioux This is the view I was missing by going to the gym every day. Isn't it fantastic? Honestly, my life to 33-years-old was not about health. One day I looked at my little family and realized every one of us had a medium-sized…

It. Is. Sick.

by Tracee Sioux Our friends Jen and Aaron are in a health insurance nightmare. It's a predicament millions of American's face. They are middle-class. They work hard, they live within their means and are very frugal. Their situation merits…

Right to Representation

Our daughters have a right to see women in the picture too. I think they deserve to have all opportunities open to them, including that of President of the United States. Women have yet to be represented. To ignore the white maleness of power…

Not Nameless Faceless Kids - Hers

I read this blog about a mother's struggle to insure her special needs children - the real kind - in our current insurance system. Her child is being dropped because the insurance company isn't making any money off insuring her. Basically once…

Balancing Act

by Tracee Sioux How does this sound? Paid family leave so no mother has to go back to work days after giving birth, Public universal pre-school, Major investments in child care so having a child is no longer the top reason American families…
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What Would Jesus Do?

Dear Christian Family Values Voters, What would Jesus do? It’s a test many Christians, including myself, apply to problems to determine a course of action. I’m writing today concerning health care in America, because I can’t understand…

It's NEVER The Copay

By Tracee SiouxYour ankle better be broken.Do you know how much this is going to cost?Are you SURE it hurts bad enough to see the doctor?Going to the doctor is not an acceptable way to get attention.Stop complaining, going to the doctor isn’t…
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Addiction Off

by Tracee Sioux No really, I am a nonsmoker! To understand just how complete my addiction to smoking was you should read I suck, in which I explain all the f*ed up reasons I completely and totally LOVED smoking. I credit my non-smoking success…