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What Your Grieving Friend Really Wants You to Know 2019
What Your Grieving Friend Really Wants You to Know

iWhen I first lost my mom, I had so many well-meaning friends, and relatives offer help, advice, and words of encouragement. The outpouring of support was amazing, yet a little overwhelming at the same time. Everyone meant well, and I certainly appreciated the sentiments, but […]

What Going Back to School After 40 Taught Me
What Going Back to School After 40 Taught Me

At 48 years old, I was earnestly trying to put myself through school. Keyword: trying. My initial gung-ho spirit was suddenly cut short during my third semester when my English professor returned one of my writing assignments. The piece was smeared in red ink and included […]

To the Mom Who Feels Like It Never Ends
To the Mom Who Feels Like It Never Ends

These are the words I have found myself speaking over and over in my head. The bills. The chores. The driving. The working. The hustle and bustle of each day. They can often seem never-ending. Sometimes, like the other day while loading the dishwasher, I […]

Your Battle Is What Makes You Beautiful
Your Battle Is What Makes You Beautiful

Before my daughter was born, I hung a quote from The Velveteen Rabbit above her crib. I have no emotional connection to that book; in fact, I’ve never read it. But the second I read the words printed on that beautifully distressed canvas, my eyes welled up […]

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Ask Dr. Zoe – Help! I Can’t Do It All!

‘Exhausted Juggler’ Asked: I have frequent days that I feel as if I’m center stage juggling family, work, home life, the needs of every human in my life all dependent upon my next move with the entire audience waiting for me to drop the ball. […]

Grit and Grace for All the Single Ladies
Grit and Grace for All the Single Ladies

Relationships and their various roles can be a challenge. Relationships with men… even more challenging.  As women, it’s so easy to fall into the trap of defining ourselves by our relationship status. But at The Grit and Grace Project, we believe you are much more […]

What You Need to Know About Human Trafficking
What You Need to Know About Human Trafficking

Recently, the U.S. State Department released its current assessment of human trafficking entitled “2019 Trafficking in Persons Report.” As I glanced through the findings, I found the statics to be horrifying as I reminded myself they represent real individuals, lives caught in a world of […]

Mom, Do You Believe in Chivalry
Mom, Do You Believe in Chivalry?

“Mom, do you believe in chivalry?” I felt my jaw tighten up, and I did my best not to roll my eyes. As a boy mom in the South, one of my biggest conflicts has always been how to raise my boys to treat girls […]

This Is Why I Broke up With Facebook
This Is Why I Broke up With Facebook

It started out so sweet. He promised connections with the young people I was working with, updates of friends who lived far away, and plenty of entertainment. He introduced me to a new realm of the online world (MySpace and I never really dated). It […]

How to Make Your Coworkers Like You in 60 Seconds
How to Make Your Coworkers Like You in 60 Seconds

Most of us work outside the home and interact with our co-workers often times more than with our own family members. Whether it’s people we supervise, those who supervise us, lateral colleagues, or those on a lower pay scale, it’s important to have a cordial, […]

You Need to Know This Before Having a Baby
You Need to Know This Before Having a Baby

Over the last year and a half, the number of family members and friends who have been expecting is crazy! Love has definitely been in the air, or in the water, or whatever they say. With that has come lots of opportunities to share my […]

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