• Jill Tracey
Jill Tracey

Jill Tracey

I'm a 40-something Mom to a first grader! Wait a second...she's officially a 2nd grader now. Would someone please stop the clock?!

Posted by in Money, Money, Money :: 

They're 25, married, college graduates, just starting out in life. And, oh yeah, they're completely DEBT FREE! 

How did Nicole and Ethan Hoinacki of Lincoln do it?

Posted by in Stronger Families :: 

I was SO disturbed by a news article from Reuters that says a new study shows American kids are reading, but not well and not often. What a sad thing.

First of all, readers are leaders. Learning to read well opens doors for our young people in so many ways. Secondly, what a loss for the kiddo who never grasps the love of a story...the chance to lose him or herself in a good book is a rite of childhood and a pleasure to be enjoyed throughout one's life, in my humble opinion. So, it's time for us to get excited about reading again! The WCIC listening family sure did their part this morning by calling in to share their family's favorite book(s) to read together. We heard about so many great options that we just had to pass them on.

Posted by in Parenting :: 

I’ll bet I can top your “embarrassing stuff that happens when someone else’s child is in your home” story.

Posted by in Life :: 


Earlier this week, my 2nd grader and I were working on her spelling words for school. As I test her, we have this little thing we do where I put the word into a sentence and sometimes try to make it funny. Sometimes she laughs, sometimes she pity-laughs, sometimes she giggles uncontrollably, and sometimes she ignores me. {It's a mixed bag.} But, her reaction on this day was something new.

Posted by in Kids :: 

My sweet girl has so many questions about Jesus and the Bible. I’m sure your kiddos do as well. Isn't it awesome when they get curious about God and faith?