151 episodes

If you are a Christian mom who sometimes feels overwhelmed, frazzled, or exhausted, you've come to the right place. Each week you'll hear practical tips, Biblical inspiration, and humor to help you gain clarity and focus so you can find the real balance you've been seeking.

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper Sandy Cooper

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 101 Ratings

If you are a Christian mom who sometimes feels overwhelmed, frazzled, or exhausted, you've come to the right place. Each week you'll hear practical tips, Biblical inspiration, and humor to help you gain clarity and focus so you can find the real balance you've been seeking.

    5 Ways to Sabotage Your Summer Balance (and suggestions for a better way)

    5 Ways to Sabotage Your Summer Balance (and suggestions for a better way)

    This is my 17th Summer Break as a mom with kids on a school schedule. Some summers unfolded swimmingly and some did not. The difference between the summers that went well and the summers that I completely sabotaged rested primarily on decisions I made that ultimately sabotaged my balance. Today I’m giving you  5 ways to Sabatoage your Summer and suggestions for a better way. And be sure to stick around to the end of the show because I announce my summer plans for the podcast! WIN A SIGNED COPY OF MOM, YOU'RE AMAZING! AND OTHER THINGS I WANT TO TELL YOU:
    Here's how!
    Option 1:
    1. Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts
    2. Take a screenshot of your review
    3. Email the picture to me at thescooponbalance@gmail.com
    Option 2 (If you have already left a review):
    1. Share your favorite episode of The Balanced MomCast with a friend (or 10) any way you choose (social media, text, email, word of mouth)
    2. Email me at thescooponbalance@gmail.com and tell me that you did
    Only a few copies left so hurry!
    LINKS
    To-Do List Template (this is the one I actually use!)
    If you want the links to my Podcast Book Tour, sign up here.
    Buy Mom, You're Amazing! And Other Things I Want to Tell You 
    Hey, Mom! What's Your Superpower? Take the quiz and find out!
    Want to explore your highest priorities and set up a system for living a life consistent with them? 
    Finding Your Balance is available on Amazon for $14.99
    Here is my other Bible study on hearing God's voice. You should buy it: 
    Is the Voice in My Head God or Just Me? is available on Amazon for $19.99
    Have a question or a comment about anything else? I personally reply to every email! thescooponbalance@gmail.com
    My website: thescooponbalance.com
    Follow me on Pinterest
    I am no longer active on social media.
     

    • 19 min
    One Year Off Social Media: An Update

    One Year Off Social Media: An Update

    In March of 2021, I decided to leave social media. And after a year and two months, I’m here to give you an update on how all of that is going as well as  3 simple steps you can take today if you want to reduce the time you spend on social media. Also, in celebration of 150 episodes, I’m giving away 11 signed copies of my new book, Mom, You're Amazing! And Other Things I Want to Tell You so stick around to the end of the show to see how you can be one of the lucky winners! WIN A SIGNED COPY OF MOM, YOU'RE AMAZING! AND OTHER THINGS I WANT TO TELL YOU:
    Here's how!
    Option 1:
    1. Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts
    2. Take a screenshot of your review
    3. Email the picture to me at thescooponbalance@gmail.com
    Option 2 (If you have already left a review):
    1. Share your favorite episode of The Balanced MomCast with a friend (or 10) any way you choose (social media, text, email, word of mouth)
    2. Email me at thescooponbalance@gmail.com and tell me that you did
    The first 11 emails I receive will win!
    LINKS
    EP21-EP25: Series on Technology and Social Media begins here
    EP85: What I Learned from Taking a Year off Social Media
    EP97: Why I’m Leaving Social Media
    Why I'm Leaving Social Media (blog post)
    Buy Mom, You're Amazing! And Other Things I Want to Tell You 
    Hey, Mom! What's Your Superpower? Take the quiz and find out!
    Want to explore your highest priorities and set up a system for living a life consistent with them? 
    Finding Your Balance is available on Amazon for $14.99
    Here is my other Bible study on hearing God's voice. You should buy it: 
    Is the Voice in My Head God or Just Me? is available on Amazon for $19.99
    Have a question or a comment about anything else? I personally reply to every email! thescooponbalance@gmail.com
    My website: thescooponbalance.com
    Follow me on Pinterest
    I am no longer active on social media.
     

    • 27 min
    Unmet Expectations: How to Identify Them and Respond to Them

    Unmet Expectations: How to Identify Them and Respond to Them

    The death of my first son shattered my expectations of how family and faith should look. That tragedy opened the door to continue building my family through adoption and drove me to rely solely on Jesus to sustain me. Today I discuss how our parenting expectations rarely align with reality, I talk about how to identify unmet expectations, and I offer practical ways to respond when parenting or life has thrown you a curveball.
    Links: 
    Buy Mom, You're Amazing! And Other Things I Want to Tell You 
    Hey, Mom! What's Your Superpower? Take the quiz and find out!
    Want to explore your highest priorities and set up a system for living a life consistent with them? 
    Finding Your Balance is available on Amazon for $14.99
    Here is my other Bible study on hearing God's voice. You should buy it: 
    Is the Voice in My Head God or Just Me? is available on Amazon for $19.99
    Have a question or a comment about anything else? I personally reply to every email! thescooponbalance@gmail.com
    My website: thescooponbalance.com
    Follow me on Pinterest
    I am no longer active on social media.
     

    • 25 min
    3 Things For the Mom Who Feels Like She's Not Enough

    3 Things For the Mom Who Feels Like She's Not Enough

    I believe one of the greatest struggles moms face is feelings of inadequacy. That’s why my mission is to encourage moms. I love to take the light of God’s Word and shine it on the lies of the enemy. I love to show women how to access the peace of God so that they can raise their children with joy and confidence. If you’re a mom who feels like she’s not enough, I have three things to tell you. 
    Links: 
    Buy Mom, You're Amazing! And Other Things I Want to Tell You for Mother's Day!
    Hey, Mom! What's Your Superpower? Take the quiz and find out!
    Want to explore your highest priorities and set up a system for living a life consistent with them? 
    Finding Your Balance is available on Amazon for $14.99
    Here is my other Bible study on hearing God's voice. You should buy it: 
    Is the Voice in My Head God or Just Me? is available on Amazon for $19.99
    Have a question or a comment about anything else? I personally reply to every email! thescooponbalance@gmail.com
    My website: thescooponbalance.com
    Follow me on Pinterest
    I am no longer active on social media.

    • 17 min
    Mom, You're Amazing, Part 4

    Mom, You're Amazing, Part 4

    This is the final segment of a 4-part conversation about my latest book, Mom, You're Amazing! And Other Things I Want to Tell You. Today Mary K. Tiller and I talk about loneliness in motherhood, the necessity of mom mentors, and what I hope moms will take away from reading this book. Links: Buy Mom, You're Amazing! And Other Things I Want to Tell You for Mother's Day! Hey, Mom! What's Your Superpower? Take the quiz and find out!
    Want to explore your highest priorities and set up a system for living a life consistent with them? 
    Finding Your Balance is available on Amazon for $14.99
    Here is my other Bible study on hearing God's voice. You should totes buy it: 
    Is the Voice in My Head God or Just Me? is available on Amazon for $19.99
    Have a question or a comment about anything else? I personally reply to every email! thescooponbalance@gmail.com
    My website: thescooponbalance.com
    Follow me on Pinterest
    I am no longer active on social media.

    • 28 min
    Mom, You're Amazing Part 3

    Mom, You're Amazing Part 3

    This is Part 3 of a 4-part conversation about my latest book, Mom, You're Amazing! And Other Things I Want to Tell You. Today Mary K. Tiller and I tackle the whole concept of setting aside your own dreams to focus on the kids while trusting God with the outcome, and the superpower of humor as both a coping mechanism and a parenting strategy. Links:
    Buy Mom, You're Amazing! And Other Things I Want to Tell You for Mother's Day!
    Hey, Mom! What's Your Superpower? Take the quiz and find out!
    Want to explore your highest priorities and set up a system for living a life consistent with them? 
    Finding Your Balance is available on Amazon for $14.99
    Here is my other Bible study on hearing God's voice. You should totes buy it: 
    Is the Voice in My Head God or Just Me? is available on Amazon for $19.99
    Have a question or a comment about anything else? I personally reply to every email! thescooponbalance@gmail.com
    My website: thescooponbalance.com
    Follow me on Pinterest
    I am no longer active on social media.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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101 Ratings

101 Ratings

karen_palmer ,

Love this!

Truly enjoying the Balanced MomCast!! Thank you!!!!!

Gotta love the app Garcia ,

This Podcast is Incredible!!!

I am so grateful I came across this podcast. It has helped me so much with managing my relationship with God, being a better mom, and wife. The best part has helped me to recognize the most important things in my life that require my time and that add value to my life and letting go of the things that sabotage your happiness. Thank you for this beautiful podcast.

BarefootPreacher7 ,

Just what I need

I listen to this podcast everyday while I do the drop off and pick up and it is so timely. Sandy has become a companion of encouragement to me in this season and I am grateful! Each day I look forward to listening to an episode to uplift my spirit and to be challenged and blessed. Thank you, Sandy, for your ministry!

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