Letting Go of What Holds Us Back

    Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. Jim Rohn   My family recently lost someone much too young. While he left us early, one thing we could all say about him was that he always enjoyed his life, rather than dwelling on the ...

Top 5 Caregiving Stories this Week

    My six year old son and I have been on spring break this week, so I feel a little out of the loop on what’s happening in the world. I was inspired by all of the #Every66Seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease tweets, so a few of my favorites this week ...

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.   Please follow and like us:Follow

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 ...