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We Break for Fall: How Will You Play Today?

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It’s Saturday and we end We Break for Fall! with a playful request: How will you play today? Play a game, play your favorite music, play hookey from housework, play a great movie. Whatever you play, make sure it adds to your happiness. Today’s the last chance to win–and today’s gift is an autographed copy of My Foreign Cities by Elizabeth Scarboro. In her book, Elizabeth shares the story of caring for her husband. Related ... Read More »

We Break for Fall: What Will You Learn?

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Today, our question is: What will you learn? I love fall because it’s the start of a new school year. As students in the school of life, we’re constantly in class. So, today, what will you learn? What would you like to know that you don’t? What technique would you like to gain? What question would you like to answer? And, if we can help you learn, even better! Share what you’d like to learn, ... Read More »

We Break for Fall: How Will You Prepare for Your Future?

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I love this time of year–the trees flash amazing colors while the leaves color and cover the ground. When I walk, I can hear squirrels wading their ways through the leaves, gathering their food for the winter. They’re getting ready for what’s next. So, today, I wonder: How will you prepare for your future? Maybe you’ll save what you can (see our A Dollar a Day campaign). Perhaps you’ll take a class, online or in ... Read More »

We Break for Fall: What Will You Change?

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We are creatures of comfort. And, sometimes we get so comfortable in a schedule or a routine that we don’t realize it no longer works for us. So, today, we wonder: What will you change in your schedule to make your day a little easier? It could be that you change how often you bathe your caree (from three days each week to two days) or when your caree has the last cup of water ... Read More »

We Break for Fall: How Will You Add a Healthy Habit?

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It’s tops on our list: Eating right and exercising. But, somehow, as the day (and days) go by, it stays on the list but not in our life. So, today, how will you make a healthy habit a part of your day? And, how will you make it easy on yourself so it really becomes a habit you fell into? We’ll choose a daily winner from those who post an answer; today’s winner will receive ... Read More »

We Break for Fall: How Will You Add Color?

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We’re breaking for fall, the season of colors. The golds, reds and yellows paint our view during the height of the autumn season. Once September comes, it’s what we look for: The fall colors. So, how can you add color to your day? How can you punch up your surroundings so you look forward to seeing colors that remind you of nature’s miracle? We’ll choose a daily winner from those who post an answer; today’s ... Read More »

We Break for Fall: How Do You Save Time?

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We break for fall starts today! Our week of special events hopes to help you find a new perspective or a better way. Every day for the next week, we’ll pose a question on CareGiving.com. We’ll choose a daily winner from those who post an answer; today’s winner will receive a $20 Starbucks gift card donated by @kreisr1 and his website, PickYourPain.org. For a chance to win, just post your answer each day in our ... Read More »

Our Events In Honor of National Family Caregivers Month

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November is National Family Caregivers Month and we’ve got a month full of events to honor and celebrate you. Here’s the schedule; I’ll share more details as we closer to the event: 10 Daily Tips Every day during November, we’ll post 10 tips for family caregivers from our bloggers and from disease-specific organizations. The week of November 3: We Break for Fall Our week-long event encourages you to take a break each day. Each day ... Read More »

How Will You Play Today?

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We’ve been taking a Spring Break this week, taking time to reflect on our days and how we can make them better. We end our break as we began: Playing. You can play an instrument, play a board game, play cards, play tag or play a favorite song. Or, maybe you’ll take a playful attitude. You can play for a minute or two hours; it’s not about the time but about the doing. So, how ... Read More »

What Will You Learn Today?

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Today, we commit to learning something new. It could be that you’d like to learn about a new resource or a new option for your caree. Or, you’d like to learn about a new technique that could make caregiving easier for you. Or, perhaps you’d like to take today to learn something new about someone, like your caree or another family member. Or, perhaps you’d like to learn about a topic that interests you but ... Read More »

What Problem Will You Solve?

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We all have one—that one problem (sometimes small, sometimes large) that we avoid. We see it, we know it’s there, we know it needs our attention. So, instead we watch TV, or call a friend, or read a book, or just fidget. But not today! Today, we solve it. We make the phone call, ask the question, find the receipt, make the decision, have it out, take the high road, begin the dialogue, commit to ... Read More »

What Seed Can You Plant for Your Future?

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It can seem, because of caregiving, that your future is on hold. Certainly, some aspects must wait. The waiting provides the opportunity. So, today, what seed can you plant which will bloom in your future? For instance, can you research a trip? Begin a business plan? Start an exercise program? Take a online class? Make online connections that can help with a career change? It may seem like it’s on hold, but really it’s waiting. ... Read More »

How Have You Grown?

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Caregiving changes everything. Especially you. So, today, as part of our Spring Break, we’re talking about growing. How have you grown because of caregiving? Have you grown courage? Faith? A back bone? Compassion? We’d love to know: How have you grown because of caregiving? Share in our comments section, below. Related Articles We Break for Spring: How Will You Play Today? (caregiving.com) Looking for Work While Navigating Caregiving (caregiving.com) Meredith Doesn’t Like “Caregiver”; What Do ... Read More »

We Break for Spring: How Will You Play Today?

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It’s spring but if feels like winter. Well, at least here in Chicago. We may get some snow today. So, let’s beat Mother Nature at her own game and decide to create our own spring break. Each day this week I’ll post a question to you which encourages you to take a break, even if for five minutes. Today’s question is: How will you play today? You can play an instrument, play a board game, ... Read More »

We Break for Fall: How Will You Play Today?

A playful attitude will break up your day's drudgery.

It’s Saturday and we end We Break for Fall! with a playful request: How will you play today? Play a game, play your favorite music, play hookey from housework, play a great movie. Whatever you play, make sure it adds to your happiness. Today’s the last chance to win one of our turkeys. So, post a comment for a chance to win. Related articles We Break for Fall: What Will You Drop? (caregiving.com) We Break ... Read More »

We Break for Fall: What Will You Drop?

Nature drops at the right time. We can, too.

In autumn, the trees drop their leaves so they’re ready for what’s next. So, today, which ongoing argument or disagreement (it could be the one you have with yourself) will you drop? Which service or friendship, which makes more problems than solutions, will you drop? When you drop what no longer serves you, you create room for what will. Tell us what you’ll drop for a chance to win one of a gift check for ... Read More »

We Break for Fall: How Will You Prepare for Your Future?

We can take a page from Nature's playbook and get ready for our future.

I took a walk last week through the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. The trees flashed amazing colors while the leaves colored and covered the ground. As I walked, I could hear squirrels wading their ways through the leaves, gathering their food for the winter. They’re getting ready for what’s next. So, today, I wonder: How will you prepare for your future? Maybe you’ll save what you can (see our A Dollar a Day campaign). ... Read More »

We Break for Fall: What Will You Change?

A change can be beautiful.

We are creatures of comfort. And, sometimes we get so comfortable in a schedule or a routine that we don’t realize it no longer works for us. So, today, we wonder: What will you change in your schedule to make your day a little easier? It could be that you change how often you bathe your caree (from three days each week to two days) or when your caree has the last cup of water ... Read More »

We Break for Fall! How Will You Fall Into a Healthy Habit?

Find your path which leads you to your fitness.

It’s tops on our list: Eating right and exercising. But, somehow, as the day (and days) go by, it stays on the list but not in our life. So, today, how will you make a healthy habit a part of your day? And, how will you make it easy on yourself so it really becomes a habit you fell into? Share in our comments section for a chance to win one a gift check for ... Read More »

We Break for Fall: How Will You Add Color?

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We’re breaking for fall, the season of colors. The golds, reds and yellows paint our view during the height of the autumn season. Once September comes, it’s what we look for: The fall colors. So, how can you add color to your day? How can you punch up your surroundings so you look forward to seeing colors that remind you of nature’s miracle? Share in our comments section for a chance to win a gift ... Read More »

We Break for Fall!: How Do You Save Time?

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We break for fall starts today! Our week of special events hopes to help you find a new perspective or a better way. Every day for the next week, we’ll pose a question on Caregiving.com. We’ll choose a daily winner from those who post an answer; the winner will receive a gift check for a Butterball turkey. (Yep, we’re giving away turkeys!!) For a chance to win, just post your answer each day in our ... Read More »

National Family Caregivers Month Celebration

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November is National Family Caregivers Month so we’ve got special events planned for Caregiving.com, including: We Break for Fall, a week-long break that gives you a chance to win every day, will take place the week of November 4; Caregiving Craft Show, a fair that features your handiwork in our Classifieds section (start creating!), will take place on November 23; Disrupt activities each week throughout November so you can share your caregiving story. Stay tuned ... Read More »