Caregiving is a tough job. Caregiving full-time, as in around the clock, is insanely hard. Doing it with a growing family and a marriage to nurture nearly broke me. There’s one reason I’m glad I was a caregiver and one reason I’d never do it again. Many of my 2016 posts were about caregiving. It … Read moreOne Reason I’m Glad I Was A Caregiver And One Reason I’d Never Do It Again
I’ve been away too long…did you miss me? What happened? Where did I go? Well, I’ve been having a blog identity crisis I’ve been like an ostrich with her head in the sand. More like sitting on the couch with Netflix and cookies. Not too many cookies, but definitely too much Netflix. When you have … Read moreMy Blog Identity Crisis and What I’m Doing About It
Here are my best tools and hacks for busy moms. So here’s the question I get asked more than anything. “How do you do it all? You take care of your grandmother around the clock. You homeschool the kids. Run the house. Now a blog.” Update: I’m no longer a caregiver or homeschooler. And so … Read more7 Best Time-Saving Hacks for Busy Moms
It’s inevitable. Most of us will experience a loss of muscle strength as we get older. Maybe it’s an illness or a fall. Maybe it’s lack of activity that begins a slow, sometimes imperceptible decline. But how to maintain your strength when you will never get better? But what happens when you know you won’t … Read moreHow to Maintain Your Strength When You Will Never Get Better
For reasons of time, guilt and of course just plain fun since we all love a Trump meme. Here are my top 7 Caregiver Pet Peeves Trump Meme Style It has been forever since I have written a blog post. Just when you think you have something on a roll…well life. I do not … Read more7 Caregiver Pet Peeves Trump Meme Style
How do you feel lately? Are you run down? Tired? Is stress getting to you? I bet you’ve gotten a check-up for your loved one? What about you? When’s the last time you saw your doctor for a physical? For an eye exam? What about the dentist? Make those doctor appointments now! I’ll wait. It’s … Read moreWhy You Need to Make Those Doctor Appointments Now!
Caregiver Gift Guide Caregivers offer a unique challenge to the gift list. People in this category above all others do not need more stuff to take care of. Like parents tripping over too many toys, for the caregiver, less is more. A splurge of indulgence is fun and uplifting, but most caregivers I know just … Read moreCaregiver Gift Guide
So seriously, this whole self-care dementia caregiver thing is hard. This whole series of posts on What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?, …epic FAIL. Nothing. I. Have. Done. Nothing. If you missed the first two parts of the series, you can go back to them. I’ll wait for ya. Otherwise, read on. Here’s the Series Intro. … Read moreSelf-Care Series #2 What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?
So last week, when I rolled out the series, What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?, I promised myself and you that I would do something to begin taking better care of myself. I promised I would report back to you and tell you what worked, what didn’t and how it all felt. As a … Read moreSeries: What Have You Done for Yourself Lately? #1
November 2016 is National Family Caregiver Month. This year’s theme is Take Care 2 Give Care. In honor of that, I am rolling out a new series. What Have You Done for Yourself Lately? It’s not only for the month of November. Let’s see how long I can post each week on this topic. Right now … Read moreSeries: What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?