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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…
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Coaching Advice

by Tracee SiouxI went to the soccer league meeting on Saturday and they gave some interesting advice to the coaches. If your team is winning 5-0 at half time, it's your responsibility, as the coach, to stop making goals and try to lose. Put…
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Happy Feet Beats Bratz

by Tracee SiouxCompletely violating my goal to say no to good things as I vowed to do in my column Priorities, I am the new coach of Ainsley's soccer team.Perhaps you recall my protest last fall when my five-year-old daughter, Ainsley's, soccer…

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…
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Give Me An "A"

by Tracee SiouxI've been super-conflicted about letting my 5-year-old daughter participate in cheerleading.Isn't it better to be the one cheered on, the one actually playing the sport, than to be cheering from the side-lines? I think so. I want…

BMI Red Zone

by Tracee SiouxI find myself in a mothering predicament concerning the body weight and body image of my 5-year-old daughter.My goal as a parent has always been to give my daughter a healthy body image. Make her feel like her body is exactly…
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No Bratz No! Tantrum or Go with the Flow?

By Tracee Sioux Her Paw Paw took Ainsley to her first soccer practice last night because I had bought tickets to a charity event. When he dropped her off he also dropped the news that the soccer commissioner had refused to change the team…
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Go Bratz Go!

by Tracee Sioux I signed my daughter up for indoor soccer this season. The coach called me to invite me to a meeting of the parents and girls to determine the team colors and discuss when and where practices would be. As an after-thought she…