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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…
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Money & Happiness

by Tracee Sioux One of the points Suze Orman brings up in her book Women & Money is that money matters. Money, she says, makes a fundamental difference in our happiness and our lives and to pretend that it doesn't is a great big lie. In…
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Cleanliness - Women & Money

By Tracee Sioux One of the things I wish I had inherited from my own mother was cleanliness and organization. My mother is very clean, neat, tidy, and organized. At a recent visit to my mother's house I saw that she had kept the original little…
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New Money

By Tracee SiouxI found Chapter 1 in Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destinyboth validating and empowering. For me it was great to have my feeling of bluffing as a professional validated in a historical sense. Orman brings home…

Virtual Book Club

By Tracee Sioux I run a women's book club, Between the Covers, and this month (and probably August) we're doing Suze Orman's Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny. I confess I was financially illiterate until I took Dave…

Intuition and Instinct

By Tracee SiouxOne of our neighbors is this nice autistic man who is prone to random screaming at the top of his lungs. When they first moved in I ran over there to help whoever was being murdered.He knocked on the door last week with his niece,…

Domestic Labor Balance

By Tracee SiouxWe had a fabulous time over Memorial Day weekend when a very generous friend offered to let us stay at her bed and breakfast for three days. It was super-glorious. We were so grateful we couldn’t help inviting a few friends over…

Girls Can Be Soldiers Too

I hope everyone is out frolicking with their kids this Memorial Day. We are supposed to be remembering our lost veterans on this day. We have a war going on right now, so it's good to talk to our kids about that.Lots of not-so-noticed veterans…

Expectations

by Tracee Sioux Last week, while at a friend's getting my hair done (read more about my Pink Hair Fiasco), our two 5-year-olds were playing dress up. Since I was stuck in the chair, I had asked Ainsley to take care of Zack and keep him occupied…

Fear Not

By Tracee Sioux My brother recently wrote me a letter about how he remembered me saving his life. He was going down a pool slide in a float and it flipped over when he got to the bottom. It was the old kind with a harness on it and he couldn’t…

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…