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Today I'm the Frazzled Mom

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Release Date: 05/14/2020

22 Strategies to Help Your Kids Eat Healthy Food show art 22 Strategies to Help Your Kids Eat Healthy Food

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

My kids are just like your kids. If I give them the choice between cookies and fruit for dessert, they will choose the cookies. That's why I am deliberate and strategic to train them to choose healthy food when faced with a choice. Today, I'm replaying an episode that originally aired in May 2019, where I offered 22 strategies I use in my own home to teach my kids to love healthy food. Mix and match as you see fit.  

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What I Do Daily to Keep Depression and Anxiety at Bay show art What I Do Daily to Keep Depression and Anxiety at Bay

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Depression affects 300 million people worldwide, and I am one of them. The good news is, depression is entirely treatable and almost always, preventable. If you have mild depression and anxiety and want to explore some options outside of prescription medication, I'm giving you the exact things I do on a daily basis that keep depression and anxiety at bay.

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7 Things to Try When You Feel Overwhelmed show art 7 Things to Try When You Feel Overwhelmed

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

If you're a mom drowning in your responsibilities, I'm here to throw you a lifeline. As part of my Summer Series Replay, I'm going back to August 2019 (EP15) where I offered 7 things that will give you immediate relief from the pressure of "too much." 

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Fake Fruit vs. Real Fruit show art Fake Fruit vs. Real Fruit

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Jesus said 8 times (!) in John 15 that He wants us to bear fruit. But what does that even mean? In EP112 we said that abiding is all the stuff that no one sees. Well, fruit is the stuff EVERYONE sees (and feels, and tastes, and smells) coming from you. This is Part 6--the final episode in the Abide series Summer Replay. Be sure to go back and listen from the beginning. 

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The Hard Truth About Abiding in Christ show art The Hard Truth About Abiding in Christ

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Welcome to a very frank yet loving discussion about what it really means to abide in Christ. At the risk of sounding completely over the top, studying, understanding, and then applying these truths has impacted every single area of my life. My heart is to encourage and equip you to live a fruitful life. So, if you’re ready for some tough love on how to become a branch in Christ that bears much fruit, then listen in.

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What What "Apart From Me You Can Do Nothing" Actually Means

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

What does it mean when Jesus said, "Apart from me you can do nothing"? Who are these people? Are they really doing nothing?

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Why God Sometimes Cuts Things Out of Your Life show art Why God Sometimes Cuts Things Out of Your Life

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Motherhood often feels like loss: Loss of your schedule, loss of control, loss of yourself. This can be very confusing because, as a Christian, you KNOW God has called you to live an abundant life! So, what's up with this? Are you doing something wrong? Or are you doing something right? (spoiler: you're doing something right!)

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Why am I Not Producing Any Fruit? show art Why am I Not Producing Any Fruit?

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Welcome to my Summer Replay Series! I'm rerunning a series that first aired in Feb-March 2020 on Abiding in Christ (John 15). In EP108 I introduced you to the series If you haven't listened to that episode yet, do that first! Today I will introduce you to the Cast of Characters and the 5 Branches, but we will discuss in detail the branch in Christ that does not bear fruit. What is it? How does it get that way? What happens to it?

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Abide Series Replay  show art Abide Series Replay

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

It’s summer! And I’m stepping away from the podcast for a few weeks to rest and enjoy my family. While I’m gone, I’m replaying some of my favorite episodes that you may have missed. This is the first episode of the series I did on Abiding in Christ (John 15). This series originally aired in February and March of 2020, right before the global pandemic hit and our world went on lockdown.

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"Help Me Create an Easy Meal Plan!"

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Your family eats every day, several times a day, whether you like it or not. Today I share my philosophy on cooking and a simple 4-step process for easy meal-planning. This is the last episode in our series on organization. Listen in.  The benefits of meal-planning: You will serve more nutritious meals--because when you’re cooking on the fly you are much more prone to just grab drive-through food or eat something processed. You will save money--shopping off a meal plan, especially if you are mindful to incorporate food on sale and produce in season, is always less expensive than...

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I have so much to tell you. The short version is this: we are moving our family from Louisville KY back to Jacksonville FL and I’ll be taking a break from the podcast while we are making that transition.

For the more detailed version—complete with lists and humor and Bible verses—which you’ve come to expect from The Balanced MomCast--listen in.

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