Why You Need to Make Those Doctor Appointments Now!

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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 more Why You Need to Make Those Doctor Appointments Now!

Self-Care Series #2 What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?

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 more Self-Care Series #2 What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?

Series: What Have You Done for Yourself Lately? #1

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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 more Series: What Have You Done for Yourself Lately? #1

Series: What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?

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 more Series: What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?

The Day the Cherubs Got Pubes

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In case you’re wondering when cherubs got pubes. Actually, they didn’t. Well not really. It’s the dementia. My grandma is 86. She has always been weird. Now, with dementia, she’s just well, weirder. I realize this isn’t politically correct. I know it doesn’t sound nice. However, this is how our life works. Dementia sucks. For … Read more The Day the Cherubs Got Pubes

6 Tips for Raising Kids While Caregiving Full-time

Tips for Raising Kids While Full Time Caregiving

So you’re raising kids and a full-time caregiver. Welcome to the club. Feeling like you just signed your life away? Just when the kids are getting older and time is more flexible, here you are right back in the thick of it. Parenting is hard.  Caregiving is hard.  Doing both at the same time has … Read more 6 Tips for Raising Kids While Caregiving Full-time

Why Can’t You Just Sleep in Your Own Damn Bed?

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Kids just never want to sleep! You know the routine. You read a story or sing a song. You put out a glass of water. You put on the night-light. You hug and kiss them. Tell them you love them. You tuck the covers just right. And then it happens. Every damn night. They don’t … Read more Why Can’t You Just Sleep in Your Own Damn Bed?