Welcome to the Blog!

Our Summer Plans & Priorities // Ep. 068

By Sandra |

This is episode 68, and today I’m talking about our summer plans! I’ll share what each one of us has planned and how we’re making decisions on what our priorities need to be. With the world opening up, we have to be careful not to overextend ourselves in a rush to do all the things … Read more

Supporting Special Needs Siblings // Ep. 67

By Sandra |

  I am a special needs sibling raising a special needs sibling. Encouraging other parents to love and support the typical kids in their families is a passion of mine. So today I’m talking through seven phrases every special needs sibling needs to hear. They apply to every age and stage of development. And I … Read more

Help for Fast and Slow Decision Makers // Ep. 066

By Sandra |

  This is episode 66, and today we’re talking about making decisions. We talk about that a lot here, partly because it’s such a huge part of our lives. And as I’ve talked with my husband Lee and other friends about the decisions they make and how they make those decisions, I’ve noticed we all … Read more

Going First in Friendship // Ep. 65

By Sandra |

There are extra barriers for caregivers in friendship. But to have the kinds of friendships you want, you have to be the kind of friend you want. And that may mean you go first. We’re going to talk about going first in three ways that will strengthen your friendships! Quick Links: April’s self care newsletter … Read more

How to Heal from Being Hurt by the Church, with Pastor Lee Peoples // Ep. 064

By Sandra |

  Today I’m joined by my pastor/husband to discuss being hurt by the church. We talk through three situations we’ve experienced from one side or the other: having a conflict with another church member, being hurt by the staff or leaders in a church, and leaving a church in a healthy way. We have been … Read more

The Why Behind Hobbies // Ep. 063

By Sandra |

  This is episode 63, and we’re talking about why hobbies are fun. I know that as an abiding caregiver, lots of things in your life probably feel hard. That’s why it may be even more important for you to have a hobby, something that feels fun. In this episode, I’m not going to tell … Read more

Spring Cleaning Challenge // Ep. 62

By Sandra |

  This is episode 62, and I’m actually super excited to talk about spring cleaning! I thought it would be fun to do a little spring-cleaning challenge that you can join me for this week or save it for a week when you’re feeling springy! We’re going to set up a few little things that … Read more

Read, Watch, Listen Recommendations // Ep. 061

By Sandra |

This is episode 61, and I’m sharing my read, watch, and listen recommendations from the winter! Can you believe spring starts next week? I’m so excited for it. I feel so much hope for the new season and what’s to come. I thought it would be fun to share my favorites from the last few … Read more

Changes Coming to Churches in 2021 That Will Affect Special-Needs Families // Ep. 60

By Sandra |

    My day job is serving my state convention as their special needs ministry consultant. Every day I’m talking to churches about how to start or strengthen their disability ministries so every family has access to the gospel and a church home. In that role and at my own church where I serve as … Read more

Caring for Yourself As You Manage Other Peoples’ Emotions // Ep. 059

By Sandra |

  This is episode 59, and today we’re talking about how we can care for ourselves as we manage the emotional needs of those around us. As the mom, wife, and caregiver in your family, you are likely the one who is in tune with the feelings around you and the one who knows how … Read more

6 Ways to Increase to Your Step Count // Ep. 58

By Sandra |

Even if you aren’t a football fan, you probably saw that 43-year-old quarterback Tom Brady won the Super Bowl last night. If he can do that, we can get our bodies moving, right? Today I’m sharing 6 ways to increase your step count each day! We can set reasonable movement goals for ourselves and meet … Read more

Picking a Bible Study/Bible Reading Plan // Ep. 57

By Sandra |

  This is episode 57, and today we’re talking about how an abiding caregiver picks a Bible study or Bible reading plan. We know reading Scripture and spending time with God are important, but sometimes we get so busy we don’t make it a priority in our day. Thankfully there are lots of resources and … Read more