Posts Tagged ‘family’

New fangled ideas to really help Caregivers

I love finding solutions to everyday problems. As a caregiver it seems like every day there are new challenges and problems to solve.  One of my dear friends shared with me her recent experience with technology that has surprised and delighted both her and her 101-year-old mother.  Here are her unsolicited comments regarding the Amazon…

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Unpack your Baggage. Cancel the Guilt Trip

  Guilt.  No matter what decision you make regarding the care of the person you look after, it seems that we caregivers constantly second guess ourselves.  We imagine that everyone else goes through their day according to some fantasy schedule that allows for plenty of time to get things done, take care of themselves and…

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A Book is Born

The Caregiver Coffeebreak A new book is like a new baby, but not as messy. I remember the excitement I felt as a child on Christmas Eve, the week before school started (new shoes!) and the anticipation of the arrival of our children – all days filled with surprises and new beginnings. I’m feeling that…

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“Breaking Good”

“Breaking Bad”. This television series is a master class in truly bad behavior that started out with good intentions.  To ” Break Bad” is a southern regional expression meaning to “raise hell, get into serious trouble, defy social norms”. How about as a society that we set out, with intention, to “Break Good”.   I am fascinated by…

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Labor of Love

When Mom was getting ready to leave her condo and move in with us one of her biggest concerns was her precious tea pot collection.  A nice cup of tea was an essential part of my mother’s life—always with a good tea pot and a beautiful china cup and saucer. On her  trips home to to…

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