Self care isn't a fad for caregivers—it's a necessity. Sandra Peoples will help you take better care of yourself so you can care for others!
Abiding Caregiver Advice to Carry Us into Our Next Season
This is episode 89, and today we're catching up and talking about what's ahead!
88: Lauren's Last Episode: An Update and a Blessing
In today's episode, Lauren shares a life update about her one word for 2022 accompanied by an announcement. May this be an encouragement to you about refocusing, surrendering, and receiving unexpected, new beginnings. Shownotes: http://www.abidingcaregiver.com (http://www.abidingcaregiver.com/)
087: Marriage and Disability Parenting
In this week's episode, Lauren is joined by her husband, Brock, for a conversation about marriage and disability parenting. They discuss intimacy, grief, and the challenges that continual exhaustion and stress tend to have on a marriage. Brock and Lauren open up about their struggles and share the hope they have found in Jesus through all the ups and downs.Shownotes: http://www.abidingcaregiver.com (http://www.abidingcaregiver.com/)
086: Finding Your Caregiving Team on Social Media
In this episode, Lauren and Sandra talk about the caregiving community they have found through social media. It seems harder and harder to connect with other special needs moms in real life but easier and easier to connect online. These internet friendships provide real support and encouragement in our hardest seasons. We can celebrate that while keeping social media boundaries that make our time on social media worth it! Shownotes: http://www.abidingcaregiver.com (http://www.abidingcaregiver.com/)
085: Reflections on Vocation as a Caregiver
Especially in light of the changes so many of us are experiencing through the pandemic. How do we live at the intersection of what we enjoy doing as a vocation and what we have to do to make a certain amount of money or keep a flexible schedule? And if we don't love the jobs we do, how can we still feel fulfilled? Shownotes: http://www.abidingcaregiver.com (http://www.abidingcaregiver.com/)
084: My Experience with Caregiver Burnout
This is episode 84 and in this episode, Lauren shares her experience with Caregiver Burnout and how she is currently recovering from it. This episode is not about how to prevent burnout or a guide on recovering from it. Rather, the purpose of this episode is to encourage you and give you hope that you are not alone in managing the stress, anxiety, and exhaustion of caregiving. Lauren shares what God did that she could not throughout her journey and gives hope for your heart to hold onto. Shownotes: http://www.abidingcaregiver.com (http://www.abidingcaregiver.com/)
Mom of 5 with youngest having DS
Loved this episode 73 and im sharing with our entire special moms group!
Blessed & supported!
The two main words that come to mind when I listen to Sandra and now Lauren too! Parenting a special needs child can have seasons of loneliness and discouragement. Grateful for a time during my week to not feel stranded on a deserted island. Really appreciate their vulnerability and laughs!
A true God spread on wholesome toast
I love listening weekly to these podcasts. Some of them hit right on target for me as a special needs mom, and some are not anywhere in my zone, like gardening, ha! The biggest connector is the woman who does these weekly is a true God spreader, each time I listen, I hear God speak through her life.