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Our Holiday Celebration Photo Contest Begins Today!

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Share with us a memorable moment from your holiday for a chance to win! Share a photo from your holiday in our Holiday Celebration Photo Contest between December 29 and January 2 for a chance to win a $25 Amazon.com gift card. Your photo can include a moment that felt joyful to you, can show us your decorations, or can introduce us to a family tradition or a religious holiday. Whatever and whenever felt special ...

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The Ghosts of Christmas Past

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The house is weirdly empty feeling. I’ve lived here two years and my mother has been with me in it almost every minute with the exception of one or two days. Yesterday my sister, my husband and I placed my mother in a memory-care facility for a temporary, short-term stay while we await the birth of our grandchild and my husband visits from Ohio for the holidays. Preparations for it felt like getting my kid ...

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In 10 Words, How Was Your Christmas?

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How did you do on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? We’d love to hear about your holiday. And, for fun, let’s share about our holiday in 10 words. You can share as many 10-word descriptions as you need. Mine are: Christmas Eve found me on edge and worried. Christmas Day found me relaxed, grateful and full. I look forward to reading about your holiday. P.S. A huge thank you to @roaringmouse and @lisarae who helped ...

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Christmas Eve Traditions

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Hi everyone, hope everyone is enjoying this Christmas Eve and YES I did finally find my jingle with the encouragement of my fellow caregivers. While Christmas Day is when we as a whole celebrate Jesus’ birthday, my family has always had a lot of traditions on Christmas Eve that I’d like to share. They all have Daddy in the middle of them too lol.  My family was one of the first two-working parent households of ...

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Our 36-Hour Chat Begins at Noon on Christmas Eve

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If you need a extra support and comfort over Christmas, please feel free to stop by our 36-hour chat which will open at Noon ET on Christmas Eve. Because we understand you may not be where you want to be and may need a place to go, we’re opening a chat room for 36 hours for any family caregiver and former family caregiver who needs a place to vent, share or connect over Christmas. Our ...

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Join Our Coffee Klatch Today for a Chance to Win

Larry shared this message for #coffeewithacaregiver on December 5.

We meet every Friday at 10 a.m. ET (9 a.m. CT, 7 a.m. PT) for #coffeewithacaregiver. As a way to celebrate the holidays and share support for fellow family caregivers, let’s meet for a special #coffeewithacaregiver on Friday, December 19. On December 19, share your photo of your coffee (or tea) mug surrounded by your favorite holiday decorations and a special message for other family caregivers. When you share your photo with the hashtag #coffeewithacaregiver ...

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Holiday Gift Certificates, Just for You

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Visiting Nurse Service of New York created clever gift certificates with you in mind. If you’d like to drop major hints to family members and friends about how they can help, please feel free to forward these gift certificates to them. The gift certificates award the recipient with time away from caregiving, house cleaning, snow shoveling, dinner, laundry and judgement-free griping. Share and/or download the gift certificates.

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Christmas With Mom: Will This Be the Last One She Remembers?

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(Editor’s Note: We welcome a new blogger today–Jayne, who cares for her mother. Jayne joined us yesterday; please feel free to connect with her on her profile page: @jayneknowlton.) Hi everyone, Jayne here, I am brand new to this site. Well, new as a member, I have been reading some of the posts. I have never blogged before!!! Very uplifting, thank you. Here is something I wrote, more to help myself adjust, but thought someone ...

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