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Your Mom Always Said This (And She Was Right)- 079

This Grit and Grace Life Podcast
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Looking back we all recall the mom phrases: “Don’t roll your eyes, they’ll get stuck like that”, “If your friend jumped off a bridge…” and “Because I said so, that’s why!” These all-too-familiar phrases became ones we mouthed in the backseat of the car as we were growing up. There also may have been phrases like “I love you no matter what” that she never said, but you wished she would have. On this episode, Darlene and Julie revisit several expressions moms are famous for, as well as ones they didn’t say, but you needed. If you’re a mom, you will find yourself repeating these to your kiddos, because they were true then and still true now (and will continue to be for generations to come). A few are funny, several seem to have fallen on deaf ears but deserve a fresh look, and then there are the nuggets of pure wisdom that bear repeating.
Listen now, and maybe give your mom a call! She would love to know that you did occasionally hear what she said!

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My other taught me to appreciate a job well done

Here’s the full list of funny quotes from your Mom that Darlene mentioned!

Quote of the episode:

“I don’t want my children to follow in my footsteps. I want them to take the path next to me and go further than I could have ever dreamt possible.”

Check out this article by Dr. Zoe: Ask Dr. Zoe – How to Avoid Gossip Among Friends.

Julie mentioned two shows for moms to revisit:
Stop the Mommy Wars: Every Mom Is Doing Something Right – 045
These Strategies Will Help You Raise Great Kids – 063

But you’ll also want to go listen to How to Feel Your Emotions in a Healthy Way With Dr. Zoe Shaw – 075 if you’re wanting help processing your feelings and helping your kids with theirs, and How to Make Decisions (Even the Hard Ones) – 076 if you’re facing some decisions and need guidance to make them!

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Don’t miss Darlene’s book for more spot-on advice for raising great girls!


This Grit and Grace Life hosts, Darlene Brock and Julie Graham cross generational lines and draw from life experience to discuss all things life—from the boardroom to the bedroom, car-lines to college, being single, married or single again. Combining the two traits found in all women, grit and grace, they laugh, share insights and explore the road taken to find strength every day.

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