Three Minutes, Three Clean Spaces

    If you’re like me, your life is pretty packed and you don’t have a lot of time to get things done. It can make your life seem overwhelming when everywhere you look there is clutter or a giant to do list to get through.   I’ve decided to start a three minute series, ...

Thursday Inspiration

This quote is something I continuously strive for, although I need to remind myself frequently. As someone with a chronic illness, I constantly get frustrated about my new “normal,” and forget to just live in my present.  

10 Signs of Caregiving Stress

  When you’re caring for someone else, and running your own household, your needs tend to fall to the bottom of the list. While this is a perfectly normal response, it isn’t the healthiest response. You can’t pour from an empty cup, so taking care of your needs is not selfish, it is critical.   ...

Relating to a Parent in a Care Facility

    Is your senior parent house-bound or in a care facility? It can be challenging for both of you to make the visits feel special when the family rituals are removed. I remember when we used to visit my grandmother in her home. She always had some treats for us and enjoyed serving us ...

Top 5 Caregiving Stories of the Week

    If you celebrate Easter, I wish you and your family a wonderful Easter. If you don’t celebrate Easter, I wish you and your family and wonderful first weekend of Spring!   Here are my five favorite caregiver stories from this week, as well as some of my posts that you may want to ...

My Favorite 3 Fast Breakfasts

    I am not much of a cook. I actually really dislike it and consider it a necessary evil – we have to eat, therefore I have to cook. So, given my philosophy, I am a fairly basic, borderline mediocre cook. Ironically, my husband and son both love to cook but my son is ...

Grocery Shopping Money and Time Savers

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    Most caregivers are stretched thin – emotionally, financially and with time. Unfortunately, if you’re already stretched thin financially, it can be difficult to pay for services that save you time, but you don’t have a lot of time to get things done.   Regardless of how busy you are, there are still things ...

Coping with a New Medical Condition

  What to do When Your Elderly Parent Gets a Difficult Medical Diagnosis   If you or your senior parent has had the great fortune of living most of your life as a healthy individual, dealing with a new medical condition can be daunting. Suddenly they went from someone who sees their doctor once or ...