The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Sandy Cooper

More Focused, Less Frazzled

  • 28 minutes 47 seconds
    232 | 4 Mindsets for Summer Balance (the last episode of the season!)

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    If you have kids on a traditional school schedule in the U.S., two things are true: 1) it’s summer break, and 2) the children will be home for the next 10-ish weeks. Summer balance is different than schoolyear balance. But as we will learn today, balance isn’t so much about what we do, but what we think about what we do. Today I’m sharing four mindsets to find your summer balance.  Also, at the end of this episode I share my plans for summer balance and how you can connect with me.  For show notes, click here.

    30 May 2024, 8:30 am
  • 46 minutes 30 seconds
    231 | What I Learned From Raising 5 Teens: A Tribute to Sarah Turner (3/9/69-3/4/24)

    This is Part 2 of a replay of my 2022 conversation with Sarah Turner, mom to 6 kids (ages 11 to 29). Sarah passed away March 2024. I'm so grateful for her influence on my life. For show notes click here.

    23 May 2024, 8:30 am
  • 43 minutes 21 seconds
    230 | What I Learned from Raising 5 Teens: A Tribute to Sarah Turner (3/9/69-3/4/24) Pt. 1

    In February 2022, I had the privilege of interviewing my dear friend, Sarah Turner, for a two-part episode devoted to the challenges of parenting teenagers. At the time of the recording, Sarah was in remission from an aggressive cancer. Sadly, a few months later, the cancer returned, and she passed away on March 4, 2024. As a tribute to Sarah, I am replaying our conversation. For show notes click here.


    16 May 2024, 8:30 am
  • 31 minutes 57 seconds
    229 | When It's Okay NOT to Get Stuff Done

    For weeks, I have been offering you strategies to help you get stuff done. I hope something I’ve shared has helped you organize your projects, your tasks, or your responsibilities. But lest you believe that the value of your life consists only in the abundance of your accomplishments, allow me to bring balance to this series by offering you six times it’s okay NOT to get stuff done. Click here for show notes.  Join me at the (FREE) I AM MOM MOMFERENCE


    9 May 2024, 8:30 am
  • 25 minutes 30 seconds
    228 | How to Get Stuff Done Using Timers + Pairing

    Are you procrastinating about starting big projects because they are...too big? Do you have trouble staying focused long enough to make progress on...well, anything? Do you have pockets of time that feel wasted or underutilized? If you answered yes to any of those questions, today’s episode is for you. Today I’m sharing two of my favorite and most used strategies to get stuff done: Timers and Pairing. For show notes, click here.

    2 May 2024, 8:30 am
  • 49 minutes 33 seconds
    227 | A Holistic Approach to Hormone Balance w/Leisha Drews

    What you may consider a “normal” period (moodiness, cramping, breast tenderness, fatigue) my guest would call “red flags” of hormone imbalance. But it doesn’t have to be this way! If you’ve been told the only solution to your discomfort is a prescription for birth control, buckle up for a candid conversation about hormones, monthly cycles, and perimenopause. Leisha Drews is here to offer a holistic approach that prioritizes nutrition, stress levels, and rest so that you can show up as the best mom you can be. For show notes click here.


    25 April 2024, 8:30 am
  • 34 minutes 59 seconds
    226 | How to Get Stuff Done Using Lists

    If you are a person who hates "being a slave" to your to-do list, this episode is for you. I break down the exact process I use to create lists that free up my brain space, move the needle on projects that matter to me, keep track of looming deadlines, and permit me to ignore everything else. If you think you're not a "list person" I challenge you to listen to this super tactical episode. For show notes, click here.

    18 April 2024, 8:30 am
  • 32 minutes 3 seconds
    225 | How to Get Stuff Done by Creating Schedules that Work w/Sasha Star Robertson, Pt2

    How can you create time blocks in your schedule when you have tiny kids at home? What does self-care look like for the mom with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers? What do we do when we feel 100% called to motherhood and also 100% called to a career or a ministry? Is balance even possible? Well, my guest today would argue that, yes, yes it is. And she’s here to tell you how. This is part 2 of my 2-part conversation with Sasha Star Robertson. Listen in. For show notes, click here. 


    11 April 2024, 8:30 am
  • 34 minutes 46 seconds
    224 | How to Get Stuff Done by Creating Schedules that Work w/Sasha Star Robertson, Pt1

    We are continuing our series on how to get stuff done and I’ve invited my friend Sasha Star Robertson to join us. She’s a mom to 3 children ages 3 mos, 18 mos, and 4 years. She’s also an entrepreneur, a podcast host, and a faith-based productivity coach. If you’re wondering how to get stuff done with littles at home, Sasha is your girl. She is here to share how to get stuff done by creating schedules from your most purposeful priorities. This is Part 1 of a 2-Part conversation. Listen in. For show notes, click here.


    4 April 2024, 8:30 am
  • 23 minutes 29 seconds
    223 | How to Get Stuff Done Using Routines

    Are you having trouble getting stuff done? Maybe you are struggling with how to balance your time with the Lord while also tending to your never-ending to-do list. Or maybe you are struggling with only doing the stuff on your to-do list but never getting to the things that feed your soul and creativity. If you are struggling to get stuff done then I have a favorite strategy of mine to offer: Routines. I'll tell you what a routine is, why routines work, who they work best for, who they do NOT work for, the first few steps to establish a new routine, and what to do if your new routine is not working. (I love me a good routine, can you tell?) For show notes, click here.


    28 March 2024, 8:30 am
  • 30 minutes 9 seconds
    222 | What to do When Your Child Suffers from Body Shame w/Jane Curry Weber

    The stats on kids and body shame are staggering. Some studies suggest that 94% of teen girls and 64% of teen boys have been shamed for how their body looks. As moms we can have a huge influence over how our kids see themselves and their bodies. Today, I welcome back to the show my friend and dietician Jane Curry Weber. She has been helping families for 25 years and she is here today to help us help our kids embody a healthy and God-honoring view of themselves and their bodies. Listen in.  For show notes click here.

    21 March 2024, 9:30 am
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