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Three Hard Things, Three Good Things, Three Things I’ll Remember // Ep. 019

By Sandra |

  In today’s episode, I’m reflecting on the last month of life under the COVID 19 restrictions. I’ll share 3 hard things about this season, 3 good things, and 3 things I’ll remember. As we talked about in episode 17, we know God is at work right now and we don’t want to miss what … Read more

Introverts and Extroverts as Caregivers // Ep. 018

By Sandra |

  In this episode I’m joined by my friend Kim from the LOMAH podcast. I asked her to join us because we are opposites in so many ways. I’m an introvert who would rather keep James home than go anywhere. She’s an extrovert, who makes getting out part of the daily routine with her daughter … Read more

Gifts to Give Your Future Self // Ep. 017

By Sandra |

  We’re all starting another week under social restrictions that include our kids being out of school and many people home from work or working from home. And one of the hardest parts is not knowing when this season will end. But we can have hope as we think about gifts to give our future selves. What … Read more

Recipe: Chipotle Lime Chili

By Sandra |

  If you listened to podcast episode 10 on setting a feeling based goal for our marriages, you heard me talk about my goal—joy. I wanted to have more fun with Lee! So when our church started talking about our annual Rodeo Sunday and the church chili cook off, I thought entering would be a lot … Read more

How Your Church Can Host a Day of Pampering for Caregivers

By Sandra |

  According to the last census data, 1 in 5 families in the US has a member with a disability. That’s 20% of the population! As a special-needs sibling (my sister has Down syndrome) and a special-needs mom (my son has level 3 autism), I know the challenges many families like mine face. Showing them a … Read more

How to Reset a Bad Day & Recover after a Meltdown // Ep. 16

By Sandra |

  Bad days can happen for small reasons (like burning dinner) or big reasons (like everyone being home for the foreseeable future as a result of the coronavirus threat). In this episode, Sandra shares 5 ways to reset a bad day. Many of them take only a few minutes, but can totally turn your day … Read more

Praying for the Typical Siblings in Our Families

By Sandra |

  When COVID 19 hit our country and we started taking precautions, I asked God what He might have planned for my family during this time. Was there a way I could spend our extra time at home that would strengthen our relationships and bring glory to Him? One way I thought of was to … Read more

A Check List for Caregiving Families Preparing for the Coronavirus

By Sandra |

  The world feels like a very different place than it did a week ago. And depending on where you live, you may be at different stages of planning for the coming weeks of social distancing, quarantining, or possible sickness (whether that’s actually the coronavirus or even a stomach bug that goes through your family). … Read more

How Caregiving Families Can Prepare for Emergencies and Epidemics // Ep. 15

By Sandra |

  Today we’re taking a few minutes to talk about how caregiving families can prepare for emergencies and epidemics. I’m going to draw on our experience with Hurricane Harvey a couple years ago and the lessons I learned then that I still apply today. And like in the aftermath of Harvey, I’m praying this worldwide … Read more

Encouragement for Caregivers During Hospital Stays // Ep. 014

By Sandra |

  In this episode we’re joined by my friend Stephanie McKeever. Stephanie is a special-needs mom who cared for her son Evan during a long hospital stay after he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. What she learned during that time can help you prepare for a time you might be in her situation. No matter what she … Read more

The Benefits of a Minimalist Wardrobe & a Monday Uniform // Ep. 013

By Sandra |

  This is episode 13 and we’re talking about cleaning out your closet so what’s left really works for you. Your overflowing closet isn’t giving you more options. It’s actually limiting you. Let’s transition to a minimalist wardrobe for maximum efficiency. I’m also sharing the big wardrobe decision I’ve made to decrease decision fatigue and what I’ve created … Read more

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