Creative language to replace swear words – fudgey words for every lion pride

We want you to have as much peace, ease and love in your homes during this time of uncertainty and transition. We know you want that too. We also know that with stress often comes cussing. And kids getting into trouble. And we REALLY don’t want that!

Fudgey word list with rubber duckie save your soap

Regardless of your personal values and opinions about cussing (we aren’t here to impede on those but we are here to offer you other ways to look at it), we want to help you reduce your stress and maybe even make you laugh.

So – I decided to share my private list of vocabulary options with you.

And our conversation turned out to be so much fun. So much laughter.

Then the conversation turned in the direction of tenderness and compassion and love and contribution.

Which led us into a conversation about how mental illness often begins and what you can do to avoid it if you can.

We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did!

Sending you great big hugs wherever you are in the world!

Debbie Happy Cohen and Michele Stone

ps. We also mentioned this JBL Trifecta (Venn diagram) during the show.


Happy Debbie at JBL VillageDebbie Happy Cohen, author and coach, is also the founder of Joy-Based Living. Her Master’s Degree is in counseling, specializing in family systems, healing emotional trauma, and turning OY into JOY! She lives on Lookout Mountain in Alabama, near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Debbie’s books include Reach Your Stars!SANCTUARY and It’s All About Kids: Every Child Deserves a Teacher of the Year. And I Don’t Think So! Her friends have nicknamed her Happy D! and Reverend SASSY SHORTS! You can find her blogging and write to her at

Michele Stone bio photoMichele Stone is a professional artist in Tampa, Florida as well as a Certified Therapeutic Art Life Coach. She teaches classes for children and seniors and also curates art exhibits at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. Masterpieces with Michele, LLC is her company where provides painting parties for adults at their workplaces.  You can watch her videos and subscribe to her youtube station here.


This podcast is for all you moms and dads out there freaking out about what to do with your children for the next 2-4 weeks, while we are all quarantined. We plan to do a whole series of refreshing topics and life hacks to keep the stress and frustration down to a minimum. They will cover a wide range of topics, including emotional intelligence, doodling, navigating challenging times, resistance and so much more. Please leave a comment and I might draw out a doodle for you!! 


This podcast is CLEAN LANGUAGE AND KID FRIENDLY. I am swearing to give up swear words during these podcasts because your young ones are at home and you need this info to be heard and shared freely!! We want you to be a great lioness during these times. We want to help you you be the calm amidst the storm. We know how much you love your kids and we know how much you care.


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