Self Care

Episode 73

PCL 73: How to Find Breathing Room in Our Everyday Lives

Sandra Stanley, a ministry leader, blogger, mom of three, and wife to Pastor Andy Stanley, joins us on the podcast today to talk about creating margin — or breathing room… Read More

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Fake It Till You Make It

I’ve heard before that when feeling insecure in a new job you just have to “fake it till you make it.” But I seem to have mixed luck with my… Read More

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Surviving Parenthood

If you knew what was involved in parenting, would you still go back and choose to do it? I’ll be honest, most days I would say, "no." I would say that I’m clearly not cut out for this. In fact, parenting isn’t… Read More

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Parenting Dangerously Close to Empty

I love to live on the edge. At least that is what I tell my kids when they are all frustrated with me. I am that person. That person that drives until the “E” light in my car has been shining at… Read More

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How to Find Refreshment In The Middle of Summer

Think back to what summer was like before you had kids. Do you remember the glory of it? The late start to the day. Creating your own schedule. Taking actual vacations? (Because let’s be honest, a day at the beach with kids… Read More

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You Are Enough

You Are Enough By Holly Crawshaw The thing about having a baby is that no one, no one, can prepare you for the full experience. People will give you advice—mostly unsolicited—but until you take your sweet baby home . . . there… Read More

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PCL 25: Avoiding the Comparison Trap

Sandra Stanley talks with Carlos Whittaker and Kristen Ivy about the perils of falling into the parenting comparison trap. As parents, we are constantly comparing ourselves to the highlight reels of other parents and comparing our kids to other kids. Sandra offers… Read More

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PCL 22: Therapy Is Okay

Licensed Counselor, Dr. Chinwe Williams, talks with authors Kristen Ivy and Carlos Whittaker about the benefits of families seeking counseling and how it's especially effective as a preventive measure rather than waiting until something goes wrong. Listen to Parent Cue Live The Parent Cue… Read More

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The Wrestling Match

He told us matter-of-factly this morning that he thought he was getting taller. We’re short people. So this was big news. And he was right. Asher, my six-year-old is getting taller. And his knees are getting knobbier, bearing more scraps from run-ins with… Read More