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Empowering Girls: Olympic Hero's

Char has a great post on the 30 Olympians In Their Teens over at Weary Parent. The Olympics have served all of us in our lives as a source for some pretty good heros and role models. Who doesn't remember Mary Lou Retton? Watch with your kids…
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Go Bratz Go!

Vacation Rerun from May 2007 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…
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Encourage Girls Athletics

Since Title IX has enforced rules about spending for girls sports in the public school system it has led to a 400 percent increase in the rate of female participation in college sports and a more than 800 percent increase in participation…

Don't Be A Girl

Get your shoes on Zack, come to Home Depot with me, he said. We were going to watch Jon and Kate plus Ei8ht, I said. He'd rather go to the hardware store. Zack loves the babies. It's his favorite show. What do you want to do Zack? Pick…
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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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Sharks v. Happy Feet

By Tracee Sioux Good Job! You can do it! Get that ball! You're not afraid of her. Good try. It's alright. It's okay to lose sometimes. I saw you run really hard after that ball. Did you try hard and have fun? That's what's important! I'm…
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Dance Revolution

We're thinking about Ainsley's 6th birthday which looms in the near future. She said she wants a DVD ballet class but there is no way she's going to like doing ballet. I took ballet once as a kid and it's extremely "disciplined." I think my…
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"A" Is For . . .

by Tracee Sioux My daughter was reciting all the things about "A" she had learned her first week in Kindergarten. A is for alligator, apple tree, astronaut, Ainsley. Then she handed the phone back to me. Well, when she was reciting…