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PPD, Work v. Stay Home Rages In Self

by Tracee Sioux For Blogher's Postpartum Depression Mother's Act Day, I want to write about a deep inner conflict I faced. And inner war which might help explain some of the increase in PPD we're seeing today. During the first three months…

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…

Priorities

by Tracee SiouxThe good is the enemy of the best.So says John C. Maxwell in Developing the Leader Within You. I'm reading the chapter on priorities as I try to balance my work, with my family, with my relatives, with my church, with my exercise,…

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…

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…

Becoming Mommy, PPD or Identity Crisis?

By Tracee SiouxI know a few new moms who are finding the transition to Mommy difficult. I can totally relate. I suffered Post-Partum Depression pretty severely after the birth of my first child. I had just witnessed 9-11 which was traumatic…

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…

In Defense of What I Did All Day

By Tracee Sioux My husband, bless his soul, has been giving me crap about why the house isn't spotless every day when he comes home from work. While this may be dull and monotonous to everyone else, hopefully it will enlighten him to my true…