Thanks so much to the following blogs and websites that have joined our Fourth Annual Holiday Progressive Blog Party! Throughout the week of December 9, we’ll stop by the blogs of family caregivers, dropping off holiday well-wishes and good cheer. Our party also includes companies that provides services and/or products to help family caregivers.
Be sure to stop by each site during the week. When you stop by, share a comment and let the blogger know you’re visiting because of Caregiving.com’s Holiday Progressive Blog Party.
Be sure to stop by this page regularly as we’ll be adding more participants as the week goes by.
Would you like to add your site or blog to our party? Great—our guidelines give you the details.
- Caregiving.com: Our bloggers will post throughout the week so be sure to share your story in our comments section. We’re giving away a daily gift (a copy of our newest eBook, My Caregiving Journal) as well as prizes at week’s end. The grand prize is three free coaching sessions with Denise (a $255 value).
- Caregiving with Purpose: Caregiving With Purpose is a blog supporting and nurturing caregivers. It’s designed to help you care for yourself while also caring for your care recipients. The title of the site comes from the power you as a caregiver find when discovering your purpose — or purposes — in caregiving. Written by a former physician, Ina Gilmore M.D., “The Knitting Dr.”, she found her voice while being a family caregiver and knows the importance of faith and humor in caregiving.
- A Day in the Life: Jane’s personal blog shares her days as a family caregiver. (Jane also blogs on Caregiving.com.)
- Thief Lewy Body Dementia: Kathy’s personal blog that takes a non clinical look at caregiving for her Hubby who was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia in 2007. Spreading awareness, offering support and sharing her faith. (Kathy also blogs on Caregiving.com.)
- The Purple Jacket: Chris blogs about caring for his partner, The Little One. The Purple Jacket signifies a time in my life that was–and still is–“a life changing event.” We have all had life changing events. Those events often forged from a life crisis are the types of events that fundamentally change our outlook on life and cause us to pause and reflect on our true values. At the time, these life changing event are or can be extremely traumatic. However, these events test our values and often have a cathartic or cleansing effect whereby we emerge from these events stronger and more focused on our values. The Purple Jacket is dedicated to all caregivers and their survivors. We just can’t do it alone! (Chris also blogs on Caregiving.com.)
- Robert’s Sister: Trish Hughes Kreis is a freelance writer and full-time Legal Administrator who blogs about caring for her disabled, youngest brother, Robert, caregiving and epilepsy on www.robertssister.com. She is also an ardent advocate for quality care in care facilities as well as benefits for the working caregiver. Her brother, Robert, lives with intractable epilepsy and currently lives in a care facility. Robert is a man of faith and believes his life’s purpose is to spread awareness and education about epilepsy. He also lives in the moment enjoying simple pleasures such as watching Jeopardy, eating Rocky Road ice cream and beating his sister at card games. Trish contributes to the online Assisted Living Directory and the EmblemHealth “What Care Feels Like” microsite and has been published in Today’s Caregiver. She is editor and contributor to the Caregiving.com CareGifters book series. Trish is also the author of her own caregiving book, Forever a Caregiver, and was recently included in the Caregiver’s Survival Network list of Top Ten Online Caregiver Advocates. Aside from the blog, she can be reached on Facebook (www.facebook.com/robertssister), Twitter (@robertssister1). Trish is donating an autographed copy of her book, Forever a Caregiver.
- SandwichINK: Kaye Swain, elder caregiver and grandmother, shares resources, information, and Christian encouragement for the Sandwich Generation, busily juggling the multigenerational issues of caring for the elderly parents and relatives in their family while still raising children or babysitting grandchildren. (FYI: This is Kaye’s fourth year participating in our blog party!) Kaye is donating a $20 Amazon.com gift card to one lucky winner.