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Working From Home With Small Children w/ Mary K. Tiller, Part Two

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Release Date: 09/09/2021

5 Things You're Doing to Sabotage Your Efforts to Be Healthy show art 5 Things You're Doing to Sabotage Your Efforts to Be Healthy

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Caring for your physical health is one of the best things you can do to lead a well-balanced life. But what is going on when you decide to start cooking healthier meals or begin a workout program and by day 3 you are sitting on the couch eating peanut butter out of the jar? Maybe the problem is self-sabotage. Sometimes our sincere efforts completely backfire on us. So, Today I’m offering you 5 things that undermine your best efforts to live a healthy life and what you can do differently instead.

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Making Time for What Matters (When You Homeschool and/or Have a Large Family) show art Making Time for What Matters (When You Homeschool and/or Have a Large Family)

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Kirsten Vossler joins me for Part 2 of our discussion. She’s a homeschooling mom of 8 and the creator and host of the podcast Rejoicing in Motherhood. Last week we left a tired Kirsten after she described her typical day. Today, she drops her pearls of wisdom as she describes how she makes room for her priorities--Spoiler alert: she lets a lot of things go. By the end of this discussion, you will feel completely free to be the mom God has called you to be. 

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A Day in the Life of a Homeschooling Mom of 8 show art A Day in the Life of a Homeschooling Mom of 8

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Kirsten Vossler is a homeschooling mom of 8 kids and the creator of the podcast Rejoicing in Motherhood. Today Kirsten gives us the nitty-gritty of her typical day. In the process of that, she drops some seriously great tips on everything from healthy breakfast and lunch ideas to creative ways she teaches her kids about the Lord. Whether you’re a homeschooling mom or you just enjoy getting a peek behind the curtain of the large family, you will love this interview with my friend Kirsten. Listen in.

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8 Ways to Exercise With Small Children at Home show art 8 Ways to Exercise With Small Children at Home

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

One of my favorite exercise mantras is “something is better than nothing.” As a mom with little ones, some days I was able to carve out a full hour of a hardcore work out and other days I just did what I could and moved on. So, fully understanding the challenges associated with trying to exercise while also having small children, I’m giving you 8 things that worked for me.

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Q&A Biggest Balance Struggles show art Q&A Biggest Balance Struggles

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

What do you do when a child accuses you of letting his younger sibling get away with everything? How do you decide what to cook for dinner each night and actually cook it when you hate meal planning and cooking? What do you do when no one in your house will help you with household chores? These are YOUR questions and today I’m giving you MY answers. 

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Working From Home With Small Children w/ Mary K. Tiller, Part Two show art Working From Home With Small Children w/ Mary K. Tiller, Part Two

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Today in Part 2 we confess we are not "Fun Moms" and we discuss the creative ways we’ve learned to connect with our kids despite this shortcoming. We also talk about loneliness in motherhood and what we do to combat it. Mary K offers some beautiful words of encouragement for all the overwhelmed moms out there,

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Working From Home With Small Children w/ Mary K. Tiller, Part One show art Working From Home With Small Children w/ Mary K. Tiller, Part One

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

This episode is for all the work-from-home moms. We chat about the perks and challenges of working from home, especially with small children in the mix. We discuss making difficult choices about how to divide our time between work and kids, what we prayerfully neglect for the sake of balance, and how we lean on God to give us wisdom.

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How to Start a Daily Prayer and Bible Reading Routine show art How to Start a Daily Prayer and Bible Reading Routine

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Today I’m addressing one listener’s struggle about establishing a Bible reading and prayer life. If you have never established a daily time to connect with God and the thought of starting one feels overwhelming, or if you just want to be more consistent with the practice you already have, I offer encouragement and practical tips for this mom and for you. Listen in. 

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4 Ways to Create a Peaceful Home Environment show art 4 Ways to Create a Peaceful Home Environment

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Mom, you are NOT the emotional thermostat of your home. You cannot control the moods and attitudes of your children or your spouse. But you CAN create an environment where peace thrives. Today we look at the book of Proverbs and discuss four practical things you can do to facilitate a peaceful home environment.

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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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Last week in EP119 I invited my friend Mary K Tiller to join me, and I played the first half of our conversation. Today in Part 2 we confess we are not "Fun Moms" and we discuss the creative ways we’ve learned to connect with our kids despite this shortcoming. We also talk about loneliness in motherhood and what we do to combat it. Mary K offers some beautiful words of encouragement for all the overwhelmed moms out there, so be sure to listen to the end for that. 

This entire season I'm discussing your questions and suggestions from the podcast listener survey. If you have a question or suggestion, send it to me at [email protected]. I'll try to work it into the show. 

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Instagram: @MaryKathrynTiller and @newmerciesformoms
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