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Empowering Girls: Mommy/Daughter Day Report

You're always ignoring me. It's inappropriate. It hurts my feelings and it makes me sad and mad. You should listen to me when I talk to you, Ainsley informed me during our Mommy/Daughter Day on Saturday. You're right. I'm sorry. You have a…

I H-E-A-R-T My Family

My family really shines on Mother's Day. Especially my husband, who always puts a lot of effort into getting the children involved in doing something creative for me. I woke to pancakes with whipped cream and strawberries, an 8X11 photo of…
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Empowering Girls: I Would Pick You

If I were picking daughters off the shelf I would pick you Ainsley. If I were picking Mommies of the shelf I would pick you Mommy. (Idea taken from Growing a Girl: Seven Strategies for Raising a Strong, Spirited Daughter)

Empowering Girls: Mommy/Daughter Day

Do you know what "Give us this day our daily bread" means?, Daddy asked Ainsley as they were saying night-time prayers. That God gives us what we need, like food and stuff? Right. What do you need Ainsley? More attention from Mommy. That's…

Empowering Girls: Spring Break Fun Mommy

You're the best Mom ever. That's the kind of praise I live for.

Be My Mr. Good Enough!

Do you think I should get you a Valentine? I'm going to be seriously upset if you spend money on roses that die and please remember I hate the creams. In fact we don't need chocolate, there's still some from Christmas. I was talking to…
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Maternal Emotional Inheritance

Please, please, please take the time to watch the second video of How to Look Good Naked if you have ever uttered any words like, "I hate my freaking thighs." This episode (click on the second one down) illustrates how girls develop negative…

Bad Word

by Tracee Sioux Mommy, Kinsey called me a bad word! Oh no. What did she call you? Tracee! So this is what bad mother Karma feels like. I so wish I had been nicer to my mother. Where once my main goal in life was to not become my mother,…

Tone Turtle

by Tracee Sioux I hate that I have to admit this. I really, really do. Like you don't even know how much it pains me to admit that . . . My tone has become a problem. I know this because I hear my tone come out of my daughter's mouth and…

Long Distance Mothering

I recently met a woman who faced a fascinating dilemma. Would you consider mothering long-distance for a year?by Tracee SiouxDebbie Mahoney was a registered nurse who had gone as high as she could, having achieved a doctorate degree and completing…

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…

Complaint Free House

By Tracee SiouxDid you see that complaint free world bracelet on Oprah in March? It's this bracelet that brings focus to complaining to encourage you to stop. I immediately ordered several of these bracelets, mostly because I'm sick to death…