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My Caregiver Mantra
Self-care coach Nicole Dauz shares the mantras that calms her down during challenging caregiver moments.
Medical Professionals: The Good, The Awkward, and the Enthusiast
While we waited for Emma's surgery, we had many visitors. Those visits...
I Learned to Celebrate Small Moments After My Daughter’s Autism Diagnosis
I didn’t even know that I took the little things for granted. After all,...
A Caregiving Comfort: Control
There are many circumstances that can challenge our sense of control. Certified Caregiving Consultant Louisa Stringer reflects on a time when she felt lost and what eventually brought her stability.
Meet Caregiving.com Contributor Nicole Dauz
We spoke to self-care expert Nicole Dauz about caring for her daughter who has autism and a rare genetic disease. Nicole shares some tips for managing caregiver stress.
I've Felt so Much, And Now I'm Numb
If you've ever felt numb through your caregiving experience, you're not alone. A common coping mechanism during periods of prolonged stress and trauma is suppressing your own feelings.
“For The One Who is Exhausted, A Blessing”
An Irish poem and some words of encouragement for the caregiver who's feeling uninspired and detached.
Caregiver Spotlight Q&A on Balancing Caregiving and a Job
We spoke with caregiver and author Fern Pessin about the challenges of caregiving and employment both prior to and through the pandemic.
Caregiving Grief and Overwhelm More Pronounced During Covid
I have a request to all of you on the sidelines, from all of us on the frontlines: If you’re not helping day-to-day and in the thick of it, please don’t second guess our decisions after-the-fact.
Love Letter to the Grabber
Making some humorous observations about the grabber, Fern Pessin uncovers the many ways this household tool promotes independence and safety for everyone.
Caregiving’s Ultimate Reward
My heart goes out to those who are alone in providing care to a loved one, but they shouldn’t have to. That has to change.
For Many Caregivers and People With Disabilities, Work From Home Was Never Just a Perk
The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act empowered workers to ask for accommodations to work from home. Thirty years later, coronavirus precautions have brought remote work back into the spotlight.
Are You Ready for the Unexpected Crisis?
These organization tips, from Elizabeth Miller of Happy Healthy Caregiver, can help family caregivers manage any crisis.
Celebrating Graduations, Birthdays, and Other Milestones Safely
When extenuating circumstances keep us apart during times of celebration, some ideas for making family and friends feel acknowledged and loved.
The Decisions Caregivers Face During COVID-19
Several caregivers share the emotional conversations and difficult decisions they've had to make with their loved ones amid coronavirus concerns.
Unexpected Blessings: Voices from the Edge
Works of God come in many forms. Some of them are unexpected. Some of them are a tall young man with wild hair and a kind smile.
Video: A Conversation about Providing Care at Home
In my quest to be as prepared as possible for the coronavirus, I asked...
Caregiver’s Office of Love
I open the strong wooden door. It reveals a four-sided room with only a...
Blessing for the Caregiver
Blessing for the Caregiver Sending Encouragement You wait. You manage...
We “Don’t Know What to Do with Caregivers”
My husband receives treatment at an ALS specialty clinic. We have...
Stop the Shrinkage!
Once born, we are receptive to everything. Through our school days we are...
In 2015, during my parents' ongoing medical crisis, my oldest sister...
Importance of Boundaries
I imagine we've all felt it. We start caring for a loved one, and next...
On the Frontlines of Caregiving: The Healing Power of Laughter
Dani Klein Modisett joins Lynette Whiteman for a conversation about the healing power of humor and bringing laughter to those living with dementia.
A Haunting Nursing Home Visit
Yesterday, I went to visit my 97 year old mother in law who was recently...
In The Name Of Loving-Kindness
Loving-kindness is showing me that I am lovable and I am capable of...
Stop Yelling at Me!
Please calm down. I'm doing everything I can. My child's health is going...
Their Eyes…Instead of My Shoes
Flashback: I had just come home from Spike's very first surgery to his...
When you or I get sick with strep or flu, we feel a fever, maybe a...
Blogging for the Holidays – Footprints
There is so much going on this holiday season, that it is easy to get lost...
Holiday Blues and PANS
I held off writing for awhile, due to some adventures and lost thoughts...
A Little Diddy About Problems, Control, and Bravery
Every year we know that the 4th of July will come with fireworks. Every...
What’s Next? Where Do I Fit In?
During Em's last days in the hospital, we were just waiting. Waiting for...
Post Surgery Hummingbird
Recovery from major surgery has not been without hurdles. Being dependent...
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