Progressive Blog Party Participants

christmas-time-christmas-celebrationThanks so much to the following blogs and websites that have joined our Fifth 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’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.


  • 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, Good Morning! to You) as well as prizes at week’s end and a grand prize–one winner will receive three coaching sessions with me (a $255 value). We’ll keep you posted if we add more gifts during the week.
  • Easier Living: Whether you’re recovering from surgery, or suffer from a chronic illness, Easier Living is your one-stop community for home healthcare supplies, caregiving resources and information. EasierLiving is donating a Caregiver Pak, which pampers the family caregiver. The pak, a $50 value, includes 1 pair of Gel Ultimates Moisturizing Booties; 1 pair Gel Ultimates? Moisturizing Gloves;
    1 Thera-Band® Foot Roller; 1 IMAK® Eye Pillow; 1 two-ounce container of Therapy Putty.
  • 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.” The Purple Jacket is dedicated to all caregivers and their survivors. We just can’t do it alone! Chris also blogs on
  • 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 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 CareGifters book series and also is the author of her own caregiving book, Forever a Caregiver.  Aside from the blog, she can be reached on Facebook (, Twitter (@robertssister1). Trish is donating an autographed copy of her book, Forever a Caregiver. Trish also blogs on
  • 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 fifth year participating in our blog party!) Kaye is donating a $10 gift card to one lucky winner.
  • You Mean, Besides the Cancer? Bob Marcotte is a musician, photographer, author and caregiver. Unlike his other job titles, the caregiver job title came without training and with little notice. Now, it’s the job title he’s most proud of. He lives in California with his wife, Carole, who is still recovering from her massive surgeries. They are guarded and kept company by their two dogs and a cat, all rescued animals. After the Stanford medical miracle, perhaps Carole can be considered ‘rescued’, too. Bob is donating a copy of his book, You Mean, Besides the Cancer? Bob also blogs on

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3 Comments on "Progressive Blog Party Participants"

Dec 8, 2013

Hi Denise, I have just been blessed by over two hours of reading all the various posts – plus exploring a bit further in many cases. Thank you for another lovely Caregiving Holiday Progressive Blog Party. Have a blessed week!

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Dec 9, 2013

What a wonderful idea is this Progressive Blog party. I joined Kaye Swain’s website just now. What a delightful lady she is! And her website is a hoot! Her comment on my last blog welcome also. This is a wonderful suggestion. How did you ever think it up? You are so creative! And thank you everyone here at the party for participating!