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We talk to writer Anne Pennington Grunsted on why its OK not to go home for the holidays. Must we go to in laws, buy gifts, get coldsores, see people that are blood but not really family.  Is it really The Most Wonderful Funderful Time Of The Year. Also finding out that  saying Merry Christmas was now OK because Donald Trump said so. Anne tells us about the most beautiful gift her mom gave to her while her mom was dying. We talk some current events as well. 

Grab a cup of java or a glass of vino and join us in discussing Holiday cheer or jeer.. This is episode 48 WOOOT WOOT. 

Thanks so much to Anne for being such a great guest. She was fun, honest and smart. Our favorite broad combo. 

Mostly thanks to you, our listeners. We love youse all!!

Michelle and Grace
xoxo

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We had such a great time with the lovely Kathryn Leigh Scott about her thoughts on Dark Shadows. Her Maggie/Josette dynamic. We talked about the great maniacal screams, the real reason 'POP' got canned. THe bloopers that were never cut out, Joan Bennett and who was Kathryns closet friend on Dark Shadows. Plus lots more. There just may be a special cruise coming up. I'm in.
We also discussed her many books and her most recent book WithYou..Now without you. She describes how fate brought she and her husband together, also her husbands illness, keeping a diary and desrcibing his death. How lonely it can be for caregivers of their loved ones, being alone after twenty years  and eventually going back to live her life. Its a great read. Kathryn writes in a way thats so relatable. Its like reading something from a dear friend. 
We want to thank Kathryn for coming on our show. I want her back soon. So many things we did not get to.
Mostly thanks to our listeners. You are the best. We have some amazing guests coming up. Stay tuned.
Donnie and Grace
xoxo
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We had the lovely Medium Claire Broad (A Real Broad) calling in from England to talk about positive energy in negative times. We discussed the first time she heard from a person that had exited the earth. What it was like  coming to terms with the gift she had and learning to embrace it. We talked life after death and how boring it would be if we were Angels just hanging around on a cloud playing the harp. NO FUN!! Wheres The Wine, Where's The Pizza?? Are we already dead, are we in parallel universe?? Where are we!? We also talked deja vu, how it seems to leave us after we get older and perhaps if you believe in reincarnation, more distanced from our past lives. We talked all things dealing with the paranormal and agreed we don't know. We are open minded, we'll see when we die, or we won't. Claire firmly believes there is something else out there.  She has written a book with her friend Theresa Cheung called Answers From Heaven: True Stories Of Heavenly Encounters And The Afterlife.. Hopefully they will both come on and discuss it. Claire was enlightening, funny and positive. We both felt better just talking with her. We also had one of the longest goodbyes in our Broads history, and thats saying something. We discussed our upcoming FIFTIETH podcast of the show. So hard to believe we have done so many and with so many wonderful woman and men. 

Thanks so Much to Claire for being a great enlightening and positive guest. Its one of our longer shows (25 minutes was saying goodbye) but its worth the listen. She is welcome back anytime.

Mostly thanks to our listeners. Keep hanging in with us. 
 Michelle and Grace
xoxo

Find all things Claire at

http://www.clairevoyant.co.uk

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The fabulous 1motherblogger Kirsten Bosly came on for her second visit. She is such an incredible life force. She told us her horrible #MeToo story. It was raw and very graphic so be warned. She told it with her down to earth honesty. Kirsten does not mince words, thats part of what makes her so great. We also talked Kevin Spacey, his coming out because he was accused of molesting an actor when actor was only 14. We wondered what will now constitute sexual assault. Is it off limits or sexual harassment for a policeman to tell a woman she looked beautiful in the dress she was wearing? Ashley Judd thought so and got the guys badge number. We also asked Kirsten what her fellow Australians thought of Trump and the USA. We talked about her photo going viral and how she felt when it all died down. Michelle and I talked our long farewells at end of show. I can never say goodbye..I just can't quit her..and lots more..

We want to thank Kirsten for staying up late to chat with us from the land down under. You are so great. We love you and of course want you on with us again!

Most of all, we want to thank our fabulous listeners. Please keep tuning in. Lots of great guests coming up. 

Michelle and Grace
xoxo

Find Kirsten at

Instagram @1MotherBlogger

www. Facebook.com/1motherblogger

her blog

https://crouchingmotherhiddenblogger.wordpress.com/ Us

Us
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We talked to Huffington Post Contributor Alla Gonopolsky about her article on being single for seven years. It is a funny, interesting story and great read. Alla discussed her biological clock and when a woman is allegedly in her dating prime, why men, even the oldest of coots, don't ever seem or believe they ever have expiration date, the double standards that have existed since caveman days. We discussed dating apps and modern love. How people just swipe a potential partner away, people swiping for love even while out on date! We discussed her travels with her mom and how long distance love is not really an option. How yoga has helped her, smartphones and depression, how technology connects us to so many people yet we are more isolated then ever and mucho more. ..I love that she used the word spinster in her article. Are there spinsters anymore??

Thanks so much to Alla the self described "nicest millennial you'll ever meet". She was a doll and very open and honest. We loved her and we know you all will too. 

Mostly, we thank our listeners.. You all are the best. Please keep listening, we have some great upcoming guests..

Michelle and Grace
xoxo

Allas Huff Post Article

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-ive-been-single-for-seven-years_us_5909d02ee4b05279d4edc14e

You can catch up with Alla on instagram @travel.yogi

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PS

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Have fun and be safe!!

​"BOO"

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Honorary Broad Anne joined us and we discussed current events, we discussed Harvey Weinstein and sexual abuse. We talked about Mayim Bialak and her piece she wrote in New York Times. Basically she said she was not a conventional looking woman and so she got no abuse, also her mom talked to her about avoiding hugs on set. She did some victim blaming.  Her advice, don't wear sexy clothes. She got pummeled on Twitter so she apologized 4 separate times.  Women tweeting #MeToo hashtag were saying they were too unattractive to be sexually assaulted. Which is incredibly sad. We  know thats not true, rape and sexual abuse are all about power and anger. Eighty year old women are raped, one year old babies are raped, was it because of the clothes they wore? Of course not. It can happen to anyone, male or female.
 
For a bit peppier topic we discussed Pink's statement that sometimes she and her husband go a year without sex. Also we discuss some actress none of us knew and her declaration that because she is so much more good looking then her husband its OK if she cheats. She aint all that and her insides add to her not so beautiful looks. WE want her hubby to tell Miss Not So Beautiful to scram, beat it, and get a divorce. Find someone worthy. 

Plus WE got into a scintillating talk about the weather..HA!! And lots more. Michelle and I just could not say goodbye. I can't quit her..

Thanks to Honorary Broad Anne, for taking her lunch hour to yak with us. She was great. 

Mostly, we thank you, our listeners. Please keep tuning in..

Michelle and Grace
xoxo

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We spoke to Shannon Lell about her article on Longreads entitled " I Was A Nine Year Old Playboy Bunny". Its a story about her finding her sexuality in childhood. It was uncomplicated and only hers, then she grew up and see's that its not so simple anymore. Harvey Weinsten had just been blizzarded all over the news so we talked him, but before we got to him Shannon very bravely and openly discussed her very recent sexual assault at a concert. She went to the police. They did nothing. She reminded us of a term coined from when Anita Hill discussed Clarence Thomas's (now supreme court judge) sexual advances towards her. Its called nut or slut, sometimes both. Anita was a nut.  How women are blamed for sexual assault or unwanted sexual advances. Shannon and her high school sexual assault and confronting her now " Devout Christian" attacker. He denied it. It is a very honest and raw conversation. We thank Shannon so much for sharing her story. On a personal note it brought back so many memories of me (Grace) being groped and fondled in my twenties and not strong enough to fight back. Also its not only twenty year olds. It can happen at any age, but when we are young, generally women do not feel or own our own power, or even know we have any, especially if a very powerful man is the abuser. Please listen. Its relevant and sadly, who knows if it will change soon. We are hopeful. 

Again, thank you Shannon for your honesty. You are an incredible woman.

Mostly thanks to our listeners. I'm sure many of you have stories of your own to tell. Sexual assault and unwanted advances are mostly against women, but it happens to men and boys as well..We hope you get something out of this podcast. We love ya' !

Michelle and Grace
xoxo

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We talked to eating disorder counselor, podcaster and blog writer Tabitha Farrar. Tabitha specializes in anorexia nervosa as she had anorexia for twelve years. She talked the Controversial Scientific reasoning behind eating disorders. We had never heard that theory so it was very interesting. I had some sort of eating disorder from the time I was 14 until I hit 35. Eating disorders are very difficult to conquer. There are unfortunately many relapses. We talked the very real fear of food. Words that trigger people with eating disorders. The isolation that goes with eating disorders and lots more. Michelle was very lucky that she had a healthy sense of self and never had an eating disorder. Eating disorders don't discriminate. Many men have them as well but its more of a stigma attached if you are a man. We also talked how eating disorders are not only for the adolescent girls, but older women that have never had an eating disorder can and do get one in their fifties. Its all very complicated but it is an illness and anorexia is the biggest killer of teen girls. 

Our hope is if you or a loved one is suffering from an eating disorder there are MANY places on the web for information.  That you learned something, and you are not ALONE. Tabitha's webpage is an amazing source of information. Her podcasts are there as well. 

We thank Tabitha for being such a great guest. Most of all we thank our listeners. Please keep hanging in with us.

Michelle and Grace
xoxo

Tabitha has a wonderful website filled with many great things and links to other places to seek help.

www.Tabithafarrar.com

Michelle

www.theponderingnook.com

you can follow her on instagram @the pondering nook. 

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Grace
new podcast
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www.facebook.com/inyourfacewithdonnieandgrace

Give a listen. Its a lot of fun
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As a special PS

​I was very saddened to hear about Tom Petty Dying. We use his American girl as our opener. I played us out with Free Falling. RIP Tom .

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The Broads once again welcomed Author, Speaker, Documentary Consultant and Researcher Laura Carroll. We had a swell time talking childfree. WE pondered why must there be a label. In my own life I have never been introduced to someone as This is CHILD FREE Grace. I know I would have to laugh. We don't need labels for everything, yet some people think we do. WE were in total agreement with CHILD FREE Laura HA HA..We once again make point that neither of us hates kids.

We talked about if parents with kids should get to board plane first. We saw both sides but I think it takes longer to get the kiddos situated so maybe it holds everyone up.  Baristas at Starbucks to get 20,000 for invitro so they can have a baby.  Did the other Baristas get any dough if they did not need in vitro?? What about the guys??  We talked about people scoffing when you mourn a pet, with a get back to me when you have kids. Why should someone that lost their beloved fur baby feel more for other peoples kids.?? We don't even know them..Mom Michelle was great on offering her mom point of view. We talked about much more..It was a fun and interesting show. Laura was great and has the best laugh. Laura and I want to plan a wine show but considering the early time we tape we will settle for mimosas. 

​Big thanks to Laura for coming on show again.

Most of all to our listeners thanks for listening

Michelle and Childfree Grace
xoxo

Catch up on laura at
www.LauraCarroll.com

Her facebook page
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We welcomed Anne for the first time on our Season 2. We talked about where we were on September 11, hurricanes, why young guys are having erectile dysfunction these days..TOO MUCH PORN..Women judgeing women on having baby with cesarian section vs natural childbirth, Annes protest March in Boston, Nasal voices and deviated septums, funky noises and dropped words when we were recording, Michelle liking Gwyneth Paltrow while Anne and I said yuck and mucho more.

THanks Anne for coming on. It was fun as usual.

THanks to our editing guy, you know who you are. : )

Most of all thank you to our fabulous audience. WE love you.

So kick back, have a cup of java or vino and listen.

Michelle and Grace

xoxo

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Anne....coming to a protest near you

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