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One Thing I Wish I Would Have Known as a Young Mom

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Release Date: 10/15/2020

The Comparison Trap show art The Comparison Trap

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Way back in the spring of 2020 I started a series on the Barriers to Balance. We covered two of them: Perfectionism and People Pleasing (EP70-EP73). And then suddenly I found out we were moving and then I took a summer break and then I launched my new book. And now finally we are continuing with that series, nine months later. Today, we are introducing the one barrier that trips up every woman I know: The Comparison Trap. If you a woman, this is for you.

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10 Reasons You May Feel Overwhelmed show art 10 Reasons You May Feel Overwhelmed

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

My biggest balance struggle, hands down, is the propensity to become easily overwhelmed. This morning as I was working through all the possible reasons I could be feeling overwhelmed (again!) I thought maybe you’d would benefit from this as well. So, today, I’m offering you 10 possible reasons you may be overwhelmed. This episode is for me, but also for you.

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5 Things to Remember As You Step Into a New Opportunity show art 5 Things to Remember As You Step Into a New Opportunity

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

If you are one of the many women I know who are crossing over into unchartered territory--a new job, a new baby, a new opportunity--or maybe you are beginning a new life after the death of a spouse, a child, or a marriage...I have a special word of encouragement for you. Be sure to listen to the end for a special message and prayer for those needing a fresh start.

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3 Steps to More Focus and Less Frazzle in 2021 show art 3 Steps to More Focus and Less Frazzle in 2021

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

It’s the countdown to 2021 and chances are you are looking forward to a new and probably better year. I’d encourage you to approach these next few weeks with great intention. This will require some reflection and planning on your part. But it will be well worth it. Today on the show I’ll take you through a simple 3 step process that I go through every year in December to help me have direction and balance for the upcoming year.

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Creating Space for God to Speak show art Creating Space for God to Speak

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

We live in a noisy world. If we ever hope to hear God’s voice, we must learn to make room for God in our thoughts. If you live in a house full of children, you may feel like you have no control over this.I’m here to convince you otherwise. Today I’m talking about solitude and silence, what they are, how they are related to one another, and why they are more than simply a luxury, but rather a vital spiritual practice.

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What I Learned From Taking a Year Off Social Media show art What I Learned From Taking a Year Off Social Media

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Are you thinking about stepping away from social media over the holidays? Or maybe you're planning on kicking off 2021 with an extended sabbatical? You'll love today's episode! I tell you nine things I learned from taking one year off social media and offer you a few tips if you plan to take one yourself.

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Balance and Expectations show art Balance and Expectations

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Balance is all about expectations. And who among us has not been at least a little blindsided by what we expected in 2020 and what has actually transpired in 2020? Today I’m sharing a few things that have thrown me off balance this year and two ways I’m addressing them. And I also have a really big announcement, so be sure to stick with me to the end.

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4 Surprising Reasons You May Not Be Hearing God's Voice show art 4 Surprising Reasons You May Not Be Hearing God's Voice

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

In EP81 I gave you 5 questions to ask yourself when you can’t hear God. All those questions implied that you could position yourself to hear God better...and you can. In other words, sometimes you can’t hear God because you’re not listening well. But sometimes you can’t hear God and it has nothing to do with your ability to listen well. Today, I’m sharing with you four more reasons you can’t hear God--and some of them may surprise you. 

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One Thing I Wish I Would Have Known as a Young Mom show art One Thing I Wish I Would Have Known as a Young Mom

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

I’m taking a break from my series on hearing God’s voice to speak to young moms--young moms who are taking care of children while also trying to work. The tension a mom feels between taking care of her kids and doing all the other things she's good at and feels called by God to do is very real. Especially now when so many of our kids are attending virtual school and we are also working remotely. If this tension is a reality for you, I have a word of encouragement.

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself When You Can't Hear God show art 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When You Can't Hear God

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Throughout the Bible we see God speaking to His people: through prophets and disciples, through nature and circumstances, through His law and His spirit, and most profoundly through the living and breathing Word of God, Jesus Christ. Undeniably, God speaks. If we are not experiencing this beautiful and life-giving truth of Scripture in our own lives, then we should figure out why. So, today I’m giving you 5 questions to ask yourself when you can’t hear God.

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I’m taking a break from my series on hearing God’s voice to speak to young moms. Especially young moms who are taking care of children while also trying to work. The tension a mom feels between taking care of her kids and doing all the other things she’s capable of doing--all the other things she's good at and feels called by God to do--is very real. Especially now when so many of our kids are attending virtual school and we are also working remotely. If this tension is a reality for you, I have a word of encouragement. listen in.

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