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Solutions for Stressful Seasons // Ep. 012

By Sandra |

  This is episode 12, and today we’re talking about solutions for extra stressful seasons. No matter what the cause, there are times when we have to focus on what’s most important and put everything else on autopilot. First let’s look at what the Bible says we are to focus on no matter how busy … Read more

Menu Planning: The Key to Making Every Week Go Smoother // Ep. 011

By Sandra |

  Menu planning truly sets the tone for my entire week. When I skip it, I’m more stressed than I need to be. In this episode, I share three benefits of menu planning and my method. I do all my menu planning on Sunday nights, picking meals that go with the themes I’ve set for … Read more

Setting a Feeling-Based Goal for Your Marriage // Ep. 010

By Sandra |

  Caregivers are always on, and while that’s necessary, it’s also exhausting. And often our marriages suffer. So today I want to offer a solution—we’re going to talk about setting a feeling-based goal for our marriages. Instead of the goals you may have set at the beginning of the year that were easy to track … Read more

The Division of Labor at Our House // Ep. 009

By Sandra |

  I invited my husband Lee to join us today as we talk about the division of labor in our house—essentially who does what. We take you through a normal day and then a list of chores and say whether it’s my job, his job, our older son David’s job, or if we pay someone else to … Read more

Establishing Habit Triggers // Ep. 008

By Sandra |

  Today we’re talking about habit triggers. When I first learned about these last year, they truly made a big difference in my day. That’s why I wanted to devote an entire episode to talk about them. We’re going to build off what we talked about in episode 6 on decision fatigue and episode 7 … Read more

2020 Reading List

By Sandra |

  Books read this year. Affiliate links included. The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer Rebel by Marie Lu Side by Side by Ed Welch The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates (book club) Try Softer by Aundi Kolber All This Could Be Yours by Jami … Read more

Creating the Ideal Week // ep. 007

By Sandra |

  How do you make sure your most important priorities get done each week? How do you take control of your time before others start making their own demands? You create an ideal week plan. In this episode, Sandra will walk you through how to make time to do everything you need to get done … Read more

How Decision Fatigue Leads to Caregiver Burnout and a Plan to Eliminate It //Ep. 006

By Sandra |

  Today’s topic is a big one—decision fatigue. Have you heard the phrase before? Whether it’s a new concept to you or one you’re very familiar with, I hope today’s episode makes your life as a caregiver easier. This month I’m going over 4 topics that I think are the most important for us. Last … Read more

Creating a Personal Mission Statement // Ep. 005

By Sandra |

  In today’s episodes, we’re going to walk through the steps it takes to write a personal purpose statement. First we’ll talk about your identity in Christ and the mission every follower of Christ has. Then we’ll talk about what makes you different from anyone else God created—we’ll look at our personality types, the season … Read more

6 Questions to Ask at the End of the Year // Ep. 004

By Sandra |

  It’s the last Monday in 2019, and truly it’s one of my favorite seasons. I love reflecting on the year we had before I look ahead to set goals for the future. So today I’m sharing six questions to ask at the end of a year. I don’t want to just weigh the good … Read more

My Nine Favorite Discoveries in 2019

By Sandra |

  2019 was a big year! I know they all seem big, but when I sat down to actually remember all that happened, it seemed like an especially big year. I turned 40, I did a lot of traveling (both as a family and by myself as I spoke different places), James started a new … Read more

Keys to a Calm Christmas: Facing the Extra Challenges // ep. 003

By Sandra |

  One big challenge for special-needs families this time of year is how different it is from the rest of the year. Our kids are out of their regular routine and are bombarded with extra sensory input. In this episode, Sandra will give practical tips to help our kids regulate their sensory needs and remain calm … Read more