Tracie M

Social Worker, Writer, Wife, Doctorate Student, and Mother. Busy as hell and loving every minute of it!!!!

Good Morning Evening Noon and Night (silly southern girl),

I am so happy to be back on BlogHer again amongst all you talented and insightful women. Currently I have decided to totally commit myself to writing and completing my Doctorate program. I am looking forward to the discussions and reading all of your blogs. 

 

TMART

The Stay-At-Home Mom Midlife Crisis

You mean I have to do something else now? I've been in my pajamas all morning. They double as yoga pants. It's how I roll most mornings. One thing I have learned this summer is that mornings are good for nothing . Please do not ask me to do anything that requires anything before 10 AM because it is seriously like mobilizing a revolution to get out of the house before then. ...more
I have struggled being the stay-at-home wife and first time mother. Before I got married I was a ...more

BlogHer BlogMe BlogU

BLOGHER BLOGME BLOGU I have returned!(From that convention I mentioned a while back- you know- the Blogging conventionBlogHer13 in Chicago). I have returned hunched over, hungover, and happy. I have returned with a slew of new friends, a shitload of swag, and a pocket full of 'contacts'....more
"don't forget your Zoloft." lmao that made my daymore

Why Miley Cyrus Isn't Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake performed for almost 20 minutes at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Wearing a suit and a dapper hat, he covered most of his greatest hits, highlighted a few tracks from his latest album "The 20/20 Experience,” and reunited with his former band 'N Sync. He danced, crooned, swaggered, played electric piano, and took over Barclays Center with his talent, charisma, and prowess....more
@AlexandreaMerrell  @3girlsmomma19 The conversation steered toward the VMA performance! If we ...more

Why Miley Cyrus Isn't Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake performed for almost 20 minutes at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Wearing a suit and a dapper hat, he covered most of his greatest hits, highlighted a few tracks from his latest album "The 20/20 Experience,” and reunited with his former band 'N Sync. He danced, crooned, swaggered, played electric piano, and took over Barclays Center with his talent, charisma, and prowess....more
I get that Robin Thick should not be given a pass, but lets be real here, MC is a grown woman. ...more

How To Design Visual Content

Humans are highly visual beings and often our judgment is based off what we see rather than what we touch, hear, smell, or taste. For marketers, it is imperative that content is visually appealing so that your audience engages with your material. Fortunately, there is some science behind the art of designing content to captivate audiences. Check out the following suggestions for a outline of how to make your content a visual paradise. ...more
This is what I was looking for. I have been fighting with my blog (promise im not crazy) trying ...more

Camille Paglia Thinks Katy Perry Is Ruining Women: I Sincerely Disagree

The past week has been a-buzz with Katy Perry’s proclamation in her acceptance speech of Billboard’s Woman of The Year Award that she is “not a feminist” followed up by Camille Paglia’s scathing article in The Hollywood Reporter blaming Perry, Taylor Swift and Hollywood for ruining women. While I felt disappointed that Perry made it a point to distance herself from being a “feminist,” I also felt the outrage over her decision to do so had been unfairly disproportionate to the act and perhaps more destructive to “the movement” than Perry’s statement....more
It's important for women to view KP as an entertainer, not someone to raise their children. I ...more

Does Blogging Change Your Relationship?

Carriage Before Marriage has an uneasy post about observing the divorces of bloggers online and wondering what impact writing about your significant other has on your relationship.  It's a very interesting question for the sharing age; where we air our arguments in real time as well as throw up pictures of sweet moments that would have -- at one time -- remained within the secret knowledge of the couple. ...more
All my blogs are related to social work, so my husband doesnt mind that much. but sometimes I'd ...more

Writing Erotica is Hot... Unless You Are a Teacher

Carol Ann Eastman is a high school teacher in North Canton, Ohio. Like many people I know, she also dreamed of writing a novel and being published. She took her publishing dreams into her own hands and self-published a novel using the pen name Deena Bright. Her book and her career have now come under scrutiny because she didn't write just any novel....more
So if the teach wrote under an anonymous name, how was she outed? Anyway, it doesn't matter. She ...more

Six-Year-Old Handcuffed & Suspended for Throwing a Tantrum at School

What would you do if you got a call saying that your child has been suspended for throwing a tantrum? Sound strange? It gets better. The child in question is Salecia Johnson, a 6-year-old kindergartener from Georgia who threw a tantrum, shoved some books off the shelves which hurt the principal. This was thought as just cause to call the police and place the child in handcuffs!  Are these people serious?? Handcuffing a 6-year-old for throwing a tantrum?? ...more
Unfortunately, this happens a lot when there are children who exhibit extreme tantrums. It is ...more

Put Your Kid On A Leash

Have you seen those kids in the mall or at the fair on a leash? It’s either on their wrist, or they use the backpack kind, which is supposedly more humane. I looked at those mothers and judged them. What kind of crappy parents need to put their kid on a leash? If your daughter is kicking and screaming in the middle of the grocery store, do the rest of us a favor and leave. Some of us have good kids that don’t act up in public. If your little darling doesn’t know how to behave, leave him home. I don’t want to listen to him whine....more
OMG! my baby is six months old, but I think he will need a harness. Im hoping that me and the ...more