@trishactive 4 hours, 39 minutes ago
This photo of Robert was taken this morning. We’ve made a “bedroom” out of our family room since we live in a two story home. We are putting the house on the market again so, hopefully, Robert will have a bedroom of his own very soon! Robert wakes up so early for Day Program through the week so he sleeps in on the weekend. This picture shows him…[Read more]
Trish commented on the post, A Merge! AfterGiving.com Now Part of CareGiving.com 11 hours, 22 minutes ago
Wonderful idea! I love keeping all the caregivers (present, future and past) in one space. Great thinking, Denise!
Trish commented on the post, Tell Us: Which Six Words Ruin Your Day (or Night)? 3 weeks ago
Robert has a fever and cough.
What an ordeal! You showed great resolve and advocacy which is a requirement these days. My heart breaks when I think about people who do not have an advocate. My brother also goes to a world-class teaching hospital and while I have wonderful things to say about all of his specialists (he too has a whole hose of issues), the ER docs can be…[Read more]
@trish yes, yeah, I agree about having an advocate for sure, been told several times shed not be here without me, but the pressure is enormous! I’ve read some of your blogs..wow I do know the struggle of not being sure what’s best! For my SIL I know home is best only because I’ve seen the nursing homes here and what they’ve had to do in…[Read more]
Trish commented on the post, Which Is Harder on Your Marriage: Parenting or Caregiving? 3 weeks ago
In our situation, I think it’s a tie. @kreisler & I raised three kids (a blended family) which has its own set of challenges. I think those challenges (the negotiations, the blending of styles, etc.), are similar to the challenges we face as co-caregivers to my brother.
Your cheat sheets always amuse me. Thank you for doing them!
Denise, This post took me back 15 years to when my mom died. Someone I knew suggested mom and I write her obituary together since it was only a matter of weeks before she died. I too was more enthusiastic than I should have been because I thought what a terrific idea! Something we could do together and it would be something she was happy with. …[Read more]
We still have calendars left to sell! So far, they have generated $242.50 to CareGiving.com (this includes a donation on top of the salesl). Woohoo!! Let’s sell more so I can transfer more money to Denise!! Pegi’s artwork and Denise’s words are worth the $15 + $2 Shipping. Thanks to all for sharing and purchasing!
Pegi Foulkrod (@worriedwife) and I have created a 2015 Caregiving Calendar pairing Pegi’s artwork with words of comfort […]
Thanks so much for creating this calendar! I’m looking forward to receiving and hanging on my wall near my desk.
Woohoo! Combining your words of comfort with Pegi’s (@worriedwife) artwork really turned the calendar into something special. Keep writing words of comfort and Pegi has to keep creating so we can do this next year too!
I just purchased two! I’m so excited!!
Yay! Thank you for your purchase, Lillie!
WOW! I’m going to order a few in a couple days (waiting for my check to deposit), these are going to be AWESOME to have for inspiration and for appointment reminders. Too cool
Thanks for purchasing, John! I think you will really love the calendar.
Oh, and I’ll be buying the books as well, Denise
I highly recommend the books, John! I bought the print versions but had to box them up when we were getting ready to move (which didn’t happen just yet) so then I bought the e-book versions too! I’m covered!
Thank you so much @parkscoleman!! And, be sure to get the free download of Take More Comfort, one of my Kindle books this week (the free download ends Friday): http://www.amazon.com/Take-More-Comfort-Reflections-Caregivers-ebook/dp/B00LXRJJ5G/
the calendars are absolutely beautiful!
Oh, Pegi! This made me happy, thrilled, sad and inspired all at once (which is quite a funny feeling!). I can’t wait to hear about your first road trip. Get a few short ones under your belt and then consider a cross-country trip. Hugs!
I do work full-time and have some flexibility. However, the nature of my job (manager of a law firm) is very stressful due to the responsibilities and always needing to be available. I’ve been saying for a long while that I need to make some sort of change (schedule, telecommuting, etc.) but it always seems like there is a reason that can’t…[Read more]
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