Homeschool Comments 101

Homeschool Comments 101

By Tracy Madlener “Yes, I homeschool my kids.  No, I won’t take your kids and homeschool them too!”   When other moms find out I homeschool my kids, it never fails, I get the same comments all the time… “I could never do that!” or “I don’t have the patience.” or “You must be a […]

Hate Going To The Doctor’s? Read Your Food Labels!

Hate Going To The Doctor’s? Read Your Food Labels!

By Tracy Madlener Are you familiar with the foods that you keep in your pantry or in the refrigerator?  Looking at that last sentence made me giggle as I envisioned myself looking at a tomato and asking it, “Who are you?”  Truth is, I’ve only just become quite aware of the foods that I buy […]

Are You Minding Your Online Manners?

Are You Minding Your Online Manners?

By Tracy Madlener I find it interesting that with the rise of social media, there has also been an increase of bad manners, so says the poll of me.  Am I the only one that notices rude or tactless behavior on the internet?  Social media is everywhere and there are plenty of people who use […]

Online Alter Egos Gone Wild: How Mom Became A MILF

Online Alter Egos Gone Wild: How Mom Became A MILF

By Tracy Madlener Wanna know a secret?  I have an online alter ego that says and does things that would embarrass the heck out of me!  Isn’t that just the craziest?  I mean, it’s me for Pete’s sake and yet my extreme character that I have taken on has somehow morphed into a sexy, lipstick […]

Honey Or Vinegar? Which Do You Choose For Expressing Yourself?

Honey Or Vinegar? Which Do You Choose For Expressing Yourself?

By Tracy Madlener Here at Spicie, we like to encourage our readers to dig a little deeper, to open up those feelings that tug at the heart and to lead a life that is uncompromising and filled with passion of your choosing.  We’ve had conversations that have sparked many emotions, good and bad, but none […]

A Bittersweet Christmas

A Bittersweet Christmas

By Tracy Madlener As a mother of two, I am doing the same thing that most other moms are doing since the tragedy of Newtown, I am hugging my children more than usual and at the same time, whispering a prayer under my breath.  Like you, my heart shattered with the news of the shooting […]

Flocked Trees, Christmas Ninjas And A Borrowed Miracle

Flocked Trees, Christmas Ninjas And A Borrowed Miracle

By Tracy Madlener It’s the holiday season once more and it never fails, I, Tracy Madlener become a mushy ball of sentimental goo with no rhyme or reason that even listening to Bruce Springsteen’s rendition of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” will put me in tears!  As soon as December 1 is marked off […]

The Gift of Present

The Gift of Present

By Tracy Madlener Yooo hooo!  Yes, YOU… Did I get your attention?  Are you here with me?  Well you must be if you’re nodding your head wondering what the heck I’m talking about.  BUT, you’re here!  You’re here with me and no matter what I’m saying, you’re right here with me.  Yes, yes, I can […]

The Homeless Hopeful: Homeless Youth Can Overcome!

The Homeless Hopeful: Homeless Youth Can Overcome!

By: Tracy Madlener I lived on my own at the age of fourteen.  Then again at fifteen, and one more time, this time, permanently at seventeen.  I’m sure you’re wondering how that can be?  Well, my mom remarried someone that I did not get along with, she had my little brother with this new man […]

There’s a Stranger in Your House…

There’s a Stranger in Your House…

By: Tracy Madlener There’s a Stranger in Your House… … and he’s showing your child everything and anything, age appropriate or not, with videos and pictures that can be quite graphic.  There are conversations between child and stranger and enough information is provided by the child to the stranger and then given to the rest […]