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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…

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…

Which Baby is Which?

Poor Zack. I'll have to paste the results of the Baby Genderizing Poll in his baby book and it's evidence that everyone thinks he was a girl. Actually, only 65% thought Zack was a girl. The bottom baby is Zack. I told you he was as pretty…

See That One Girl?

This is the company photo for WordPress.com. See that one woman among all the men? This is 2007 and we talk a lot about all the opportunities available to women, but this is a current photo not a flashback to the 1970s. What do we say to…
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You Don't Have To Obey

by Tracee SiouxI took my kids out for Chinese food last week as a special end-of-summer treat. I had given my 18-month-old Zack a chop-stick to play with. He was picking up kernels of rice with it and eating them. I was very proud. The waitress…

Name = Identity

by Tracee SiouxHey Tracee Jones! Tracee Jones! Tracee Jones!I had been married for maybe a year when some guy I knew from high school was trying to get my attention in the hall at my college.I remember this moment vividly because it's when I…

Kat Von D Rocks

by Tracee SiouxOne wouldn't immediately think of a tatoo artist as the ideal role model for girl empowerment. But, then there is Kat Von D (Katherine Von Drachenberg), who makes viewers question the definition of beauty and is an empowering…
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Arguing = Better Pay

By Tracee SiouxObey. Don't argue. This is not negotiable. Just do what you're supposed to to. Quit complaining about it. I catch myself telling my daughter this kind of stuff all day long. While we're teaching daughters to be good girls are…