Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

Caregivingliving: Navigating Transitions

As I look down the road and see year #3 approaching, it’s hard to believe we had to fight so hard to get to the place we are at today. Those who know him recall fond memories  and those who meet him are amazed by his journey and fight to live. The common denominator —…

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19 Things to do in 2019 – Join me?

I’m sure many of you read the title and your eyes glazed over. How could you possibly make a list of 19 things you want to do in 2019. Well, before you slump back in your chair, or run to your caree to ask for the umpteenth time, if they need anything – let me…

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Say Yes To Saying No

Lately, I’ve been pulled in so many different directions!   I’m juggling work, caring for my mom, dealing with an upcoming knee surgery, all while trying to be an attentive wife and mother. I’m just exhausted. I feel guilty complaining, but I’m also being asked to attend so many extra events due to the holidays.  In…

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13 Gifts to Give the Family Caregiver

It’s time to give. And, sometimes, when you begin to think about what to give, you stare at an empty piece of paper. You may be especially stumped if you want to buy for the family caregiver in your life — that individual who cares for a family member with a chronic illness, disease or…

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Platitudes on Gratitudes

We’ve thought of 10 reasons to be grateful for your caregiving role, beginning with a built-in excuse to cut back on time spent with certain family members.

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In Six Words, What’s Your Advice to Create a Memorable Thanksgiving?

I think we all have a similar thought during the holidays: “Will this be our last Thanksgiving together?” That thought can spur us to create day that includes memorable moments. So, I’d love your ideas and suggestions to create a Thanksgiving we’ll remember for all the right reasons. Share your six-word stories on how to…

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A Cheat Sheet: You Burn the Thanksgiving Turkey

It’s been a bad week for you and your caree and, of course, it’s also the week of Thanksgiving and your turn to host. You’ve done your best to be organized, calm and grateful. But, you’re tired. And, feeling a little like toast. Your burn-out seems to be contagious because you actually burnt the turkey.…

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A Thanksgiving Menu with a Side of Caregiving

What’s on the menu? Sure, it’s turkey, stuffing and sweat potatoes. But the Thanksgiving menu also seems to include some extra dishes, like: 1. Cold shoulder. Your brother doesn’t agree with one of your recent decisions. Of course, he could just let it go. But, he prefers to pass you the cold shoulder. 2. I…

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Caregivingliving: Recreating What Used to Be

The holidays were always a special time for us.We blew whichever way the wind would take us. I remember the Christmas before the “illness” — we put up two trees and marveled at the lights. And so I can finally admit after two years: The holidays are really hard for me!!! He continues to smile…

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My Mother’s Day Wish For You

As we turn the calendar page to May, we look forward to the flowers beginning to bloom and we drag out our summer clothes.  Like clockwork, so too do we begin to start seeing the commercials celebrating Mother’s Day.  You know the ones I mean, the older mom looking at her daughter in a wedding…

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My Life is Like a Box of Kleenex

My holidays have turned into a box of Kleenex (or as my great niece would tell me…a tissue because Kleenex is a brand!). I came down with the sinus crud that is going around before Christmas and my husband and my Mom have been hit hard with it since Christmas. Our house sounds like a…

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12 Podcasts of a Caregiving Christmas: Best

  I hope you enjoy our twelve podcast, Best. We worry this may be the last Christmas with everyone here so we put pressure on ourselves to make it the best. How do we manage the expectation around best? For 12 days, beginning December 11, we’ll share a short and sweet podcast to bring you…

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