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Helping Frazzled Moms Find Peace

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Release Date: 03/26/2020

"Help Me Declutter My Stuff!"

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

The first rule of home organization: Do not organize your clutter!

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Help Me Organize My Time! show art Help Me Organize My Time!

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

If one thing can make us feel immediately frazzled, it’s chaos. Whether it be chaos on our calendar or chaos in our closets, chaos makes us feel completely out of control. One of the best ways to address the chaos in our lives is with some good old-fashioned organization. Simply knowing how the pieces of our lives fit together gives us clarity and focus. So, today, I’m jumping in to discuss one of your biggest cries for help: “Sandy, Help me get organized!”

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Life Feels Too Hard show art 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Life Feels Too Hard

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

In Scripture, life is depicted as a race. We are told to throw off everything that hinders our running. But how do you know if something you are carrying is hindering or helping? After all, what hinders me may be helping you. What helped you in the past may be weighing you down now. It can be tricky to decide what to set down. Today I’m offering five questions we can ask ourselves to help us determine if something we are carrying is a weight that hinders or helps.  5 Questions as You Consider a Weight: 1. Does it keep me safe? 2. Does it fuel or replenish me? 3. Does it help me map out...

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3 Weights You Should Set Down Today show art 3 Weights You Should Set Down Today

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

In Scripture, life is depicted as a race. How we choose to run determines our quality of life, and whom or what we choose to run toward determines our peace and joy. Today I’m going to share 3 weights you may be carrying that you didn’t even realize you picked up along the way. And hopefully, by the end of this episode, you’ll feel a little bit lighter. Listen in.

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Encouragement for Overwhelmed Moms from Moms show art Encouragement for Overwhelmed Moms from Moms

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Today we celebrate our 100th episode. And I couldn’t think of a better thing to do than turn the focus back on you--my listeners. I’ve asked a few of my mom friends to offer a word of encouragement to the overwhelmed moms who listen to the podcast. If you’re feeling a little frazzled today, I want you to sit back, put up your feet, and savor the life-giving words that I’m about to share with you. These are moms blessing moms. And it’s a beautiful thing.

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Answering Your Questions About Eating a Plant-Based Diet show art Answering Your Questions About Eating a Plant-Based Diet

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

’ve mentioned a few times recently that I have been eating mostly a whole foods plant-based diet. And some of you have had questions about that like, “Why are you doing that?” and “What do you mean, you only eat plants?" and "Is that the same thing as Vegan?” and “Where do you get your protein?” and “How do you do this with kids?” So, today I’m answering your most frequently asked questions about eating a whole food plant-based diet. Listen in.

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Seeking Solitude as a Spiritual Practice With Kids at Home show art Seeking Solitude as a Spiritual Practice With Kids at Home

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

One of the most challenging aspects of being a Christian mom is finding ways to be alone to pray or read or study the Bible (or just think or be quiet!) while you are surrounded by kids. If your quiet time with the Lord is limited or non-existent, I have three words of encouragement and four things to try.

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Why I'm Leaving Social Media show art Why I'm Leaving Social Media

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

If you are a mom in the year 2021, you are probably on social media. And if you are a mom on social media, you have probably at some point considered taking a social media break, drawing better boundaries around your time there, or leaving social media altogether. Me too. Today I’m talking about my decision to leave social media and offering some questions to ask yourself in your own decisions about managing your social media in your life. Listen in.

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How to Practice Sabbath as a Mom show art How to Practice Sabbath as a Mom

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

This is our 5th and final episode on the Barrier of Busyness. Today we are talking about the importance of weekly rest: what Sabbath means and how to do it. If you are a mom, you DO actually get a day off. Let me show you how. 

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Reordering Your Busy Life Part 2 show art Reordering Your Busy Life Part 2

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Last week I led you through 4 steps to reorder your overly busy life and today I’m giving you 6 more. Grab a pen, grab some paper, grab your calendar, because we are ruthlessly eliminating hurry from our lives.

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Hi! I'm Sandy Cooper, and I help frazzled moms find peace. If you’re a mom who sometimes feels tired, confused, or overwhelmed, with balancing the demands of motherhood in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, you’ve also come to the right place!

And if ever I want to make good on my claim to help frazzled moms find peace, it’s now. Today I’m addressing your biggest struggles as defined by you, as you and your family navigate COVID 19, social distancing, shelter-at-home orders. 

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For a printable copy of all the scriptures I reference, click here

A two-minute video of Pastor Tim Parish encouraging us from Jeremiah 29

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