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Dr. Zoe’s idea of “me time” is taking a nap during Yoga class. She is a homeschooling mom of 5, a wife, a licensed psychotherapist, a blogger, and a relationship expert who loves doling out spot-on advice with an empathic voice. She recently jumped out of a perfectly good plane just for the experience. She contributes to The Grit and Grace Project because she embodies them both as a mom, professional, and an all-around steel magnolia type of woman. Dr. Zoe is available for life and/or relationship coaching, and you can connect with her at www.drzoeshaw.com.

A Little Encouragement When Motherhood is Disappointing

Wait. Is this taboo? Can I talk about when this joyous thing called parenting is disappointing? Whether you have a newborn who is screaming

'Needing Girl Time' Asked: I want to make more time for friendships this year but I feel guilty leaving my husband and kids to do

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'Leaving the Past Behind' Asked: Last year was emotionally draining and I’m afraid I will all the same "carry the stress, anxiety and tension" into

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What-to-Do-When-He-Didn’t-Propose-But-Should-Have

To the girl who didn’t get the holiday engagement you were expecting, this is what you need to do to finally get a commitment

'Sexless in Seattle' Asked: Dear Dr. Zoe, For most of my adult life I’ve struggled with not being interested in sex. I’m not a victim of

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'Sleepless Beauty' Asked: I have suffered from fear at night my whole life. I love sleeping, but falling asleep is the worst part for me.

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'Tired of the Holiday Expectations' Asked: My parents put a lot of pressure on my siblings and my family to spend time together for the

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'Balancing Busy Mama' Asked: I'm a single mom who works nearly full-time. I love my son, and I love my work, but sometimes it feels

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'Weighed Down Wife' Asked: How do you converse with your husband about an invasive mother? I found her one day in our bedroom changing our

'Carol' Asked: I burned out and am changing careers mid-life. How can I assess my personality and joys to find a fulfilling new path? Dr. Zoe

'Mom of Three Boys' Asked: Hi there! As a mom with three boys (12-year-old twins, 9-year-old), how do I deal with the tween separation that boys

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'Emotionally Charged' Asked: Is there such thing as being overly emotional? I hear this all the time by family members. I cry when I’m happy,

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Will Waiting for Marriage Lead to a Boring Sex Life?2

So, a client got me thinking. He was discussing waiting until marriage to have sex. He expressed his respect for that choice, but also his concern

'Dreading This Scary Conversation' Asked: Dear Dr. Zoe, I recently found out that I have an STI, and I am devastated. I made decisions in the

'Turmoil in Texas' Asked: My husband and I were married for 12 years. He cheated and we have been separated for the last four years

'Mama Llama' Asked: My 12-year-old male middle child gets very angry. He is belligerent and moody and verbally unkind to his immediate family. What are

'Coping With Anxiety' Asked: I recently realized the extent to which I have struggled with anxiety all my life. What are some healthy, Biblical coping

'In Love With a Narcissist' Asked: How long do I stay in a marriage with a narcissist who continually emotionally and verbally abuses me? Can

'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

'Alexis' Asked: How do you love your foster child’s parents well even when you feel like they aren’t trying? Alexis Dr. Zoe Answered: Dear Alexis, When I am struggling

'Running Turtle' Asked: My marriage broke up about 7 months ago. In the last few days, we’ve been seriously discussing divorce. I’ve been grieving the

'Worship Band' Asked: I sing in the worship band at my church. I was convinced to join by a friend who noticed me confidently singing

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