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The women of Grit and Grace Life have created videos on many of the subjects important to our gender with helpful advice, encouragement, & some laughs, too. Watch now! #gritandgracelife

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Would You Rather … Earn a Penny for Every Step or a Dollar for Every Jump

Would you rather earn a penny for every step or a dollar for every jump? Tune in for some fun with the team at Grit and Grace Life, who share their thought-out decisions. Which would you choose? The way we look at it, you’ll get some exercise and grow your bank account either way. Win-win!

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Just a reminder

Darlene & Julie: Just A Reminder During This Season

Are you married? Divorced? Do you have children? Are you a career woman? Retired? A stay-at-home-mom? A college student? No matter where you are in life, or what your status may be, Grit and Grace Life wants to help you find your way—so we’re publishing new content every single day! With podcasts and thousands of articles from real women across the world,  we’re hoping that others’ experiences and advice will encourage you to find your inner strength as you navigate each season of life.

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Darlene & Julie Uncut: Bloopers!

Everyone loves a good blooper reel. And with Darlene and Julie at the helm, we’re sure to succumb to at least a few giggle fits! Enjoy these funny behind-the-scenes moments of shooting at Grit and Grace Life, and listen to more of the duo’s antics as they talk about everyday life on podcast episode 109:  Darlene and Julie Chat Balancing Adulting, Barbells and Booties – 109

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Darlene & Julie: Uncut – Thoughts for Mother’s Day

Darlene and Julie want to wish you a happy Mother’s Day! This is a day to celebrate the impact of the woman who raised you. But we also recognize that some people have a difficult relationship with their mothers—Darlene and Julie can both testify to this. If this also describes you, then take heart in acknowledging those women who may have filled that role in your life, whether it was another family member, a mentor or a friend. And if you are a mother yourself, then you have the very important duty of raising your child the best you can. Even if your own childhood didn’t measure up, Darlene and Julie want you to know that you are the perfect mom for

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Kid needs a win

When Your Kids Need A Win | Our Grit and Grace Life

Motherhood is one of life’s most challenging duties. Although you want your child to grow up successful and independent, you still want to intercede and give them a hand up when they fall. Meaghan Dawson, the director of editorial development at Grit and Grace Life, shares her own motherhood struggle and the moment she realized that she needed to step in and help her son, even when the parenting books said otherwise. A parent’s intuition often proves to be the ultimate guidebook. You can read Meaghan’s article on this story here: Mom, You Know When Your Kid Needs a Win

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Ask Dr. Zoe – What Helps My Relationship With His Ex? Signed, Struggling Stepmom

Being a stepmom is an extremely important, yet difficult, job. There are little ones to care for, but this often involves maintaining some sort of relationship with the children’s mother—and this can be trying in itself. Maybe there’s baby mama drama, or the children’s mother resents you for the new role you’re playing in her kids’ lives that she has no control over. Licensed psychotherapist and relationship coach Dr. Zoe Shaw explains how honesty and good communication are key factors in repairing your relationship with the mother of your stepchildren.

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Ask Dr. Zoe – How Do I Reconnect with My Disconnected Husband?

It’s worrisome when your husband seems to have checked out—without an interest in explaining what’s on his mind. As a wife, you immediately want to know how to help without pushing him further away. Psychotherapist and relationship coach Dr. Zoe Shaw explains that allowing him the distance to process on his own time is an important first step. Tune into the video to learn what else you can do during that time to remind your husband that he has your support, no matter what.

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Ask Dr. Zoe – How Do I Break Free from Codependency? (Video)

A codependent person is just like it sounds: someone who needs others. The fear of abandonment drives them to control their relationships by taking care of the other person and attending to all their needs, but denying their own. It’s a harmful situation for both parties. Dr. Zoe Shaw explains how to break the cycle of codependency through communication and establishing boundaries—both necessary for building a healthy relationship.

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Ask Dr. Zoe – Dealing with Blended Families and Different Household Rules

Being a stepparent and merging two households is a complicated task that’s often marred by disagreement. So how can children in a blended family come to terms with the same set of rules and boundaries? Licensed psychotherapist and relationship coach, Dr. Zoe Shaw, offers tips to ensure that your children, both biological and step, understand that there are specific rules to follow, regardless of what is allowed in the other home. She explains what steps you need to take now to establish uniform respect in your household.

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Ask Dr. Zoe – How Do I Learn to Trust Again When I Have Been Betrayed in a Previous Relationship?

If you’ve been hurt in a previous relationship or by someone you trust, it becomes much harder to place confidence in those you encounter after the betrayal. However, licensed psychotherapist Dr. Zoe warns that the issue is not with others, but with you. Here she explains how you can challenge your tendency to believe that nobody is trustworthy, and focus instead on how others have demonstrated trust.

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Ask Dr. Zoe – How Do I Heal?

Maybe you’ve been hurt by someone you loved, whether that was through betrayal, adultery or lies. Whether we see it or not, these hurtful situations don’t just rock our reality, but they can also leave major emotional wounds. So how are we supposed to come back from that? How can we learn to love ourselves again? Licensed psychotherapist Dr. Zoe Shaw offers her insight, and explains that healing is often a journey of rediscovery after everything you believed has been flipped upside down. It takes time, but healing is on the horizon.

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Episode 147

This Grit and Grace Life Podcast Preview – Episode 147 Strong Women Don’t Do These Things

Congratulations! You are on the path to being a strong woman. It’s a virtuous and fulfilling journey that has its share of hardships, but the result is a life full of love,  gratitude and satisfaction. Watch out for tripping hazards along the way—saying “yes” to anyone and everything, doubting your self-worth, staying in an unrewarding role, and other destructive habits that sap your potential. Darlene and Julie share the “don’ts” to avoid to make sure that you live your best grit and grace life!

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Grandma Moses

Darlene: Uncut – A Quote from Grandma Moses

American folk artist Grandma Moses shared nuggets of wisdom along with her cheerful paintings. Among her memorable musings is a quote that Grit and Grace Life‘s president and co-founder Darlene loves: “Life is what we make of it, always has been, always will be.” In this video, Darlene shares why that quotes resonates with her, but also why it’s true for everyone.

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Albert

Darlene & Julie: Uncut – Meet Albert: Darlene’s Office Tells a Tale

You’ll often hear Julie reference Darlene’s Albert Einstein statue in episodes of This Grit and Grace Life. The scientific genius isn’t alone. Peeking into Darlene’s office is a little bit like a game of I Spy that instruct you to find a small flying pig and a lipsticked fish with a large pucker. These and other unique trinkets and items offer a glimpse into the life of our founder and podcast co-host. You’ll want to see what else you can spot!

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