The White House


Tracey Bucket List

James writes: “My wife and I have just returned from our first ever visit to Washington, D.C.. Visiting all of that history was something else.” (Click here to see what others have checked off their ‘bucket lists’)

Swaddled Baby

Cuddles, anyone?

Tracey Good News

ABC News recently reported on a program at the Neonatology Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, in Stanford, California and it deserves to be passed on. Kind and compassionate volunteers show up every day to ‘cuddle’ the infants. It’s such a simple act, tenderly making contact with a tiny baby in need. Yet, such connection increases the …

Purple Question Mark

What’s next?

Tracey Tracey's Blog

I’ve wrapped up my most recent adventure. (You can read about it in the “The Second Half” section here)    Understandably, there was a let-down. It was that kind of experience.  But now? I’m heading full steam into my next project. While I’m not quite ready for the “Big Reveal” — there will be an announcement mid-summer — I’m pretty sure …

Sheet Music on Grand Piano

Making Music

Tracey Bucket List

Rebecca writes: “When I was little, I always wanted to learn how to play piano. It didn’t happen but now it has. I can only plunk out a few tunes but I don’t care. It is really so much fun! I don’t think I would have even tried it once if I hadn’t finally sat down and written my Bucket …

Coast Guard Ship on Display

Columbia River Maritime Museum

Tracey Good News

My husband and I are a couple of boat nerds – there, I said it. So you can imagine how excited we were to visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon. ( But even if you don’t live and breathe boats and all things maritime, for anyone interested in knowing more about the powerful, and dangerous Columbia River …

Tracey at Microphone

Two for One week!

Tracey Tracey's Blog

Okay, here’s the deal. I’m in post vacation mode … catching up and still spinning from spending an absolutely wonderful time with my husband, kids, and 13 amazing women. (I can explain.)  So … this week, my column, The Second Half (link here) and blog are one and the same! Am I cheating? Perhaps but hey, here in the second half, …

LTYM Cast Lineup

Listen To Your Mother

Tracey Columns

When I was a little kid, every couple of years my mother and granny would pool their resources to take the four of us on a mighty 48 hour vacation. Our destination? Driving two hours north to … drum roll … stay over-night in a motel (!) and cram as many hours as humanly possible roaring through Disneyland.  My brother …

Snoozing Cat

Seniors and Pets

Tracey Columns

Maybe it’s the good weather we’ve been enjoying but recently I’ve had a few inquiries about the pros and cons of Seniors having pets. Many years ago, my mother and I discussed this topic at length. In 2010, I wrote about our experience: My mother has been widowed now for nearly a year and a half. Fortunately, she’s acquiring essential …

Beachfront View

Try it, you’ll like it!

Tracey Bucket List

Monique writes: “Dear Tracey, I’m confused about this whole Bucket List thing. Do people really do the stuff they say? Some of it is so outlandish, I don’t believe it.” My response: Believe it! That’s the point of Bucket Lists! They can be outlandish, boring, utterly simple or ridiculously complex. Things can cost a fortune or be totally free. They can …