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The Surviving Sarah Podcast is hosted by Sarah Bragg, and each week she brings a different guest on the show to talk about what it looks like to survive--survive life, yourself, your kids, your job, your relationships. Each guest brings their unique story to the table in a real and casual way. The conversation is curated for you much like listening to your favorite playlist to inform, inspire, encourage and entertain women.

Surviving Sarah Sarah Bragg

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 266 Ratings

The Surviving Sarah Podcast is hosted by Sarah Bragg, and each week she brings a different guest on the show to talk about what it looks like to survive--survive life, yourself, your kids, your job, your relationships. Each guest brings their unique story to the table in a real and casual way. The conversation is curated for you much like listening to your favorite playlist to inform, inspire, encourage and entertain women.

    Episode 263: Tara Bremer | Managing Digital Clutter

    Episode 263: Tara Bremer | Managing Digital Clutter

    I am so happy to welcome Tara Bremer BACK to the podcast. I had so much fun the last time we chatted that I wanted to have her back. Tara is the founder of House Peace which helps us find order in our homes and lives. She has a team of people who work with her and in fact, one of her team members, Kendra, came to my house back in Atlanta and helped me create systems for the lack of storage we had. 
     
    Tara joins me today to talk about managing our digital clutter. We talk about all things digital: texting, photos, apps, desktops, and emails. This episode feels like you are getting to sit at the table with two friends. It is so easy to chat with Tara. We recorded via video so we literally walk through our phones together and share tips to declutter our digital lives. I’ll be sure to link everything we talk about in today’s show notes over at SarahBragg.com in case you are in motion while listening and can’t take notes.
     
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    Episode 262: Sarah Bragg | What It Means to Raise Yourself

    Episode 262: Sarah Bragg | What It Means to Raise Yourself

    We are just under 4 months until my book, A Mother’s Guide to Raising Herself, launches out into the world and with that, I wanted to take a few minutes and unpack what it means to raise yourself.
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    • 13 min
    Episode 261: Cindy Wang Brandt | Raising Kids While Your Faith is Evolving

    Episode 261: Cindy Wang Brandt | Raising Kids While Your Faith is Evolving

    I am happy to welcome to the table Cindy Wang Brandt. She is an author, podcaster and host of the Parenting Forward conferences. A friend told me about her years ago and since then I’ve read her book, Parenting Forward, and always enjoy her podcast by the same name. 
     
    We recorded conversation while I was hunkered down in the safest room in the house during a tornado. You guys, if that isn’t commitment to you then I don’t know what it is. In this conversation, we talk about how to create a space for kids to cultivate their own spirituality, advice on how to raise kids without unnecessary shame in regards to their sexuality and how to raise citizens of the world—that is, how to help shape conscious kids.
     
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    • 48 min
    Episode 260: Monica DiCristina | How to Set Boundaries

    Episode 260: Monica DiCristina | How to Set Boundaries

    I am so very happy to welcome my friend, Monica DiCristina, to the show today. Monica is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta where she lives with her husband and three kids. Monica has such a desire to help guide others in their process of becoming who they were meant to be. She is the host of one of my new favorite podcasts called Still Becoming. You definitely want to hit subscribe to that show along with following her on Instagram—she always shares such helpful content there. 
     
    Today, we dive into the topic of boundaries. This is one of those episodes where I pretend to be asking all these questions for a friend but it’s really because I need all the help in setting boundaries. We talk about what they are and what they might look like in everyday life. We also dive into setting boundaries with two important relationships: our children and our in-laws. So much helpful content is shared in this episode so go ahead, pull up a chair and join the conversation. 
     
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    • 41 min
    Episode 259: Emily Lex | How to Live More Freely & Lightly

    Episode 259: Emily Lex | How to Live More Freely & Lightly

    I am so happy to welcome Emily Lex to the table. She is a watercolor artist, longtime blogger, and the author of Freely and Lightly. She has been featured on HGTV and in Better Homes and Gardens and The Magnolia Journal. She resides outside the Seattle, Washington area with her husband and four children. 
     
    I have been reading Emily’s blog and following her online for years so it was such a pleasure to get to chat with her. And let me just say that Emily is so genuine. I have interviewed a lot of people over the last 6 years and her essence is pure gold. This conversation felt exactly like that—a conversation. I feel like Emily was as interested in me as I was in her. 
     
    This conversation centered around her new book, Freely and Lightly. We talk about what her journey looked like to go from striving to be fulfilled and seen as enough to living freely and lightly knowing that she is valuable and lovable. She shares how a 4 month road trip with her family helped them take a deep breath and figure out who they were as a family. We talk about how sometimes growing requires us to let go of good things—not just bad things—in order to become—and how that has looked even in our friendships. And lastly, she turned the table on me and asked me what was in my survival kit. I think you are going to love Emily if you don’t already.
     
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    • 31 min
    Episode 258: Merica Stum | 2021 First Quarter Review

    Episode 258: Merica Stum | 2021 First Quarter Review

    I am so excited to be doing quarterly episodes with my friend and your friend, Merica Stum. Now that we live in the same city, we want to sit down every quarter and unpack what happened. In this episode, we talk about what we learned, what changed, what we’ve loved, what we’ve read. We dive into what we what more of and less of for this next quarter and of course we shares what’s helping us survive. You will feel like you are sitting right there with us in my house and you’ll even get to hear an appearance by my dog, Murray, so brace yourself.
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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
266 Ratings

266 Ratings

georgiagrownandforeverchanging ,

Sarah is as amazing in person as she is on this podcast!

I can’t wait to practice the bedtime ritual that she does with her kids on mine as well. From this, I had an epiphany; I’m going to practice this on my husband tonight too. Is it weird to say to him that “I see greatness in you”? Maybe awkward if it’s not natural but I’m hoping to make it or something like it really natural. It was so great to see you at our MOPS meeting. You are just as eloquent in person as in the digital world. Loved your guest as well. She is so wise.

On episode 257, you mentioned a guest “physician’s assistant” but wanted to kindly correct you and let you know our correct title is physician assistant.

Abbygirl322 ,

5 star Podcast

Love this podcast! Sarah has so many amazing episodes! I recently just added a commute to my week and this podcast is helping me survive! I was so excited to see such a huge library! Love the range of topics and Sarah’s honesty and vulnerability throughout every episode!

rwi520 ,

Absolutely one of the BEST podcasts to listen to!

Take the time to subscribe! You will love listening to Sarah as it feels like you’ve been friends for years and there is so much truth and life nuggets to take away from each one!

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