“I Am a Family Caregiver, I Am _______”

“I Am a Family Caregiver, I Am _______”

I received an email this morning with the headline, "I Am Not..."I didn't open the message because I'm not interested in "not." I am …

The “Unplug” Challenge

The “Unplug” Challenge

This has been the summer of the "ice bucket challenge" fundraiser for ALS. All month I've seen friends douse themselves with ice water to …

Tell Us: What Fear Have You Conquered?

Tell Us: What Fear Have You Conquered?

Caregiving can be awful because you have to face so many fears. You face probably all these big fears in life and sometimes all in one …

Next: Place, Music, Holiday

Next: Place, Music, Holiday

Our next three words for our Community Caregiving Journal are:Place Music HolidayYou can write about each separately in three …

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Back to School

Back to School

Last week was back to school for me at the college where I teach part-time. I teach English at a technical college, and I meet a lot of students who are going into a healthcare profession, often …

Our Mini Respite

Our Mini Respite

If you have not figured out by now with the many Twitter and Facebook posts, @Trish and I decided to take a few days (three to be exact) and take a mini respite to one of our favorite spots, Santa …

The First Photo Project

The First Photo Project

About two years ago, we created a gallery called, "A Caregiving Day in Photos." CareGiving.com members shared photos that became a 24-hour view of a caregiving day.I've wanted to find a way …

My Holiday Dilemma

My Holiday Dilemma

I love the holidays, almost all of them. My one exception is April Fool's Day, perhaps because I am so gullible! And empathetic off-the-charts - so I could never make a fool of someone else without …

Who’s Poojam?

Who’s Poojam?

My Dad came to the house today for me to call about a medical bill he received. When he came in the door he took off his cap and revealed  a shaved head."Oh. my. gosh. What'd you do? That ain't …

Save the Wait for the DMV

Save the Wait for the DMV

We have a tendency to apply waiting lines in our life. Rather than walking up to the open window, we stand behind an invisible red line of our creation.We may wait to start a family until we have …

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To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

The summers of 2012 and 2013 were Nancy's bike-less summers.Nancy loves to ride her bike. She loves how productive riding her bike feels--she's propelling herself, literally transporting herself …

“Once Upon A Time” Is on Summer Hiatus

“Once Upon A Time” Is on Summer Hiatus

My husband is a gift, and a natural when it comes to dementia. With a creative mind so "out there", he can exist with a small leap in my mother's convoluted, complex world. He tirelessly engages her …

The Burrito Generation

The Burrito Generation

"The enemy is in front of us, behind us, and we are flanked on both sides... they can't get away from us now."  Marine General Chesty Puller Chipotle restaurant recently opened a store in my …

Judge Not

Judge Not

Judge Not . . .When I had a baby, it seemed like I couldn't get into any conversation about parenting without having to take a side in the Mommy Wars. I encountered so much defensiveness and …

Evaporation of Friends and Family

Evaporation of Friends and Family

(Editor's Note: Today we welcome Kristin, who cares for her husband, to our blogging team. You can connect with her on her profile page: @kittyedm.)Three years ago my spouse was diagnosed with …

Tell Us: What’s the Worst Caregiving Emotion?

Tell Us: What’s the Worst Caregiving Emotion?

Caregiving is an emotional experience. Sure, tasks and responsibilities are difficult. The true battle of your day lies in your heart and head, as you process how you feel about your day.You wage …

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Get Your Care Plan: Week of Aug. 31

Get Your Care Plan: Week of Aug. 31

Every Thursday, we have a care plan ready for you so you’re ready on Sunday to implement your plan.Each care plan also includes an intention to build on what you do well. In our care plan, we …

Next: Place, Music, Holiday

Next: Place, Music, Holiday

Our next three words for our Community Caregiving Journal are:Place Music HolidayYou can write about each separately in three separate posts. You can write about all three in one post. You …

CAS: Show Us Your Night

CAS: Show Us Your Night

We begin Week Twelve of our Caregiving Art Show (CAS) contest today!Each Friday, I’ll share a prompt to help you create art (whatever art is to you). During the next week, create your art, take …

Get Your Care Plan: Week of Aug. 22

Get Your Care Plan: Week of Aug. 22

Every Thursday, we have a care plan ready for you so you’re ready on Sunday to implement your plan.Each care plan also includes an intention to build on what you do well. In our care plan, we …

Enter Your Art in our Fourth Annual Caregiving Art Show

Enter Your Art in our Fourth Annual Caregiving Art Show

Our Fourth Annual Caregiving Art Show, which will feature the art of family caregivers and carees, will take place September 7 through September 13. Proceeds from our Caregiving Art Show will …

Next: River, Pass, Overheard

Next: River, Pass, Overheard

Our next three words for our Community Caregiving Journal are:River Pass OverheardYou can write about each separately in three separate posts. You can write about all three in one post. You …