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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…

Maternal Lineage

By Tracee Sioux Sarah begat Viola, Viola begat Susie, Susie begat Tracee, Tracee begat Ainsley. I've always wished at least one book in the Bible would have started with the feminine, maternal lineage. It is difficult for girls and women to…

Growing A Girl

By Tracee SiouxI highly recommend Growing a Girl: Seven Strategies for Raising a Strong, Spirited Daughter, as one of the best books out there for empowering girls.First, isn’t the title just delightful? I am so jealous that I didn’t come…

The Voice in My Head

by Tracee Sioux Last year when my mother came to visit my then four-year-old daughter was being down right rude to her. During a moment alone I confronted Ainsley, You are being rude to Grandma. What's got into you? You are not allowed to…