Top 5 Caregiving Stories This Week

    Happy Friday! I hope you are finding ways to keep cool and have some fun these Summer days. We’ve been taking advantage of the extra daylight and slower pace and taking nightly walks. It has done wonders for all of our moods!   Here are my 5 favorite caregiving stories this week. I’ve ...

Sharing Caregiving Duties with Siblings

Does your parent suddenly need care and you and your siblings are struggling with how to manage caregiving duties? While it can be difficult to figure out a system that will work for your family, once you create a plan that includes everyone, the burden will be lighter for all involved.       Define ...

Totally Normal Caregiver Emotions

While people may look at all you do and say things like, “you’re so strong,” or “I don’t know how you do it,” we don’t always feel these things, and sometimes, caregivers have thoughts and feelings that they may not be proud of.       Guess what? You’re not alone. Anyone who tells you ...

Top 5 Ways to Care for the Caregiver

Being a caregiver means a list of never-ending to dos. Between caring for others, running a household (or two) and general life activities, there isn’t much time left over to care for your own needs. While self-care and living a healthy, balanced life feel like an impossible goal, if you merely exist to survive the ...

Top 5 Caregiving Stories This Week

Happy Friday, Caregivers! This is my first week back after three weeks traveling to the East Coast to visit family. Boy was it nice to spend so much time with my husband, kids and family. It has been tough to get back into real life, but I’m nearly caught up (and almost done unpacking).   ...

Caring for a Difficult Person

  How to stay sane when you are a caregiver for a difficult person   In an ideal world, the person you provide care for would be thankful and happy to have you in their life, caring for their personal, physical and emotional needs. Unfortunately, in the real world, sometimes being a caregiver is hard. ...

How to Hire a Caregiver

  Whether your parents need a little help around the house or 24 hour care, hiring the right caregiver can be a daunting task filled with emotions. While this is ultimately a business relationship, the emotional connection is critical to ensuring your parents are comfortable with having someone in their home, doing tasks they can ...

My Favorite Caregiver Shortcuts and Tips

  Caring for an elderly parent or a spouse with a chronic condition can be a giant juggling act. I try to share shortcuts and tips that have worked from me during my busy times, or that I’ve seen caregivers use that was successful.   I’ve rounded up my favorites in this post, to help ...

The Caregiver’s Sunday Prep

  Sixty percent of caregivers also work outside the home. Between caregiving tasks, family tasks, keeping up their household and work, there isn’t much time left over for handling personal tasks and keeping their head above water. I’ve started setting aside time on Sunday to get myself ready for the week and want to share ...

Roundup of my Favorite Self-Care Tips

  Caregiving can be a wonderful journey, giving you precious extra time with your loved one. It can also be emotionally and physically demanding. Over that past few months, I’ve shared different self-care tips that are quick, cheap and easy to do. Today I’m rounding up my favorites in one place.   Find joy: What ...