On December 18 and 19, 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.

Thanks so much to the blogs and websites, listed below, that have joined our Ninth Annual Holiday Progressive Blog Party. Be sure to stop by each site during the party. When you stop by, share a comment and let the blogger know you’re visiting because of Caregiving.com’s Holiday Progressive Blog Party.

Would you like to add your site or blog to our party? Great—our guidelines give you the details.

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Caregiving.com: Our bloggers will post throughout the week so be sure to share your story in our comments section. We’ll give away a Caregiving Care Package which contains autographed books from Denise (Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers and Caregiving Lists of Your Courage, Hope and Resilience) and essential oils to calm and relax you.

Life In Motion: Life in Motion Guide is on a mission to improve quality of life for family caregivers by offering practical guidance to reduce physical, emotional and financial stress of working and caring for others. It’s time to address the stress! Stop by for a chance to win a free copy of Life in Motion: A Guide to Gathering Life’s Vital Information.

MindLight, LLC: MindLight is a company that provides resources, tools, and support for family caregivers. Our product, IRIIS, is a task management tool for family caregivers. The web application, iPhone app, and Android apps allow the family caregiver to create a team, assign tasks to others, and to store documents that only the team can see.

We will donate 2 $25 Gift Cards for BP Gas Station. Since we are family caregivers too, we figured a practical gift was the best!

New LifeStyles: New LifeStyles is your guide to senior living and care. Find a comprehensive database of all state licensed senior communities and care agencies and more nationwide. From hospice care in Alaska to a retirement community in Florida, find respite care and many other options at New LifeStyles.com. Search online, save and share results, find informative blogs on caregiving &/or finding the right provider. You can order a free copy of the print guide for your area, view a digital copy, find senior events on our calendar & more.

Get a free print guide to senior living and care in your area, and enter to win a Starbucks gift card (form offered after on site registration).

Taking Care: The TakingCare story began the day I quit a twenty-five-year corporate career and became a caregiver to my mother. Navigating the labyrinth of Alzheimer’s — where all roads seem to lead to frustration, anger and impatience — taught me how to care with compassion. From this, TakingCare Flash Blog was born. The Taking Care Flash Blog is a different way to view caregiving. With a slight twist on the standard 140-character tweets, I honor the caregiver’s need for a quick fix — every post is140 words or less. I share my life through the lens of a fifty-something only child with no children of my own, last living blood relative and long-distance caregiver to my divorced parents. And I share tips to help caregivers ride the emotional tsunami of caregiving — patience, humor, sadness, positivity, anger, success and failure. And we’re more than a blog. At TakingCare, we’re passionate about caring for people, places and pets. We’re advocates for Alzheimer’s caregivers. We offer opportunities to women in recovery. We help at local animal shelters and raise funds for animals in need. And we provide petcare for puppies and kittens, senior pets and everything in between. We help and we care because this is what we were meant to bring to this life. It’s about transforming passion into purpose.

Stop by for a chance to win “Reflections in Haiku” gift book, featuring 21 haiku poems on serenity and peace found through nature.

Taking Care of Grandma: Taking Care of Grandma is Rachel Hiles’s platform for sharing her personal journey in caregiving and practical advice for family caregivers, especially caregivers in their 20s and 30s.

To help you get the New Year started off right, a visitor will win a daily organizing sheet, customized to your caree’s needs. This sheet can help carees keep track of their day and help caregivers facilitate conversations about health and wellness, social and leisure activities, and day-to-day affairs. See Rachel’s grandma’s daily sheet at http://takingcareofgrandma.com/manic-monday-grandmas-daily-organizer/

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About Denise

I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched Caregiving.com in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

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