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Series: What Have You Done for Yourself Lately? #1

So last week, when I rolled out the series, What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?, I promised myself and you that I would do something to begin taking better care of myself. I promised I would report back to you and tell you what worked, what didn’t and how it all felt. As a Read More

National Family Caregiver Month take care 2 give care

Series: What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?

November 2016 is National Family Caregiver Month.  This year’s theme is Take Care 2 Give Care. In honor of that I am rolling out a new series.  What Have You Done for Yourself Lately?   It’s not only for the month of November. Let’s see how long I can post each week  on this topic.   Read More

The Day the Cherubs Had Pubes

The Day the Cherubs Got Pubes

In case you’re wondering when cherubs got pubes. Actually, they didn’t. Well not really. It’s the dementia.   My grandma is 86. She has always been weird. Now, with dementia, she’s just well, weirder.   I realize this isn’t politically correct. I know it doesn’t sound nice. However, this is how our life works.   Read More

overcoming fear writing

Dear Blogger, What Are You So Afraid Of?

My dear blogger, what are you so afraid of?   Don’t have a blog yet, but want to know a little more…read here.   Are you afraid of hitting publish?  Ask me how I know?   I know, because half of my draft posts are getting real on what it’s like to be a caregiver.  Read More

Tips for Raising Kids While Full Time Caregiving

6 Tips for Raising Kids While Caregiving Full-time

So you’re raising kids and a full-time caregiver. Welcome to the club. Feeling like you just signed your life away? Just when the kids are getting older and time is more flexible, here you are right back in the thick of it. Parenting is hard.  Caregiving is hard.  Doing both at the same time has Read More

why can't you sleep in your own damn bed

Why Can’t You Just Sleep in Your Own Damn Bed?

 Why can’t you just sleep in your own damn bed?   You know the routine. You read a story or sing a song. You put out a glass of water. You put on the night-light. You hug and kiss them. Tell them you love them. You tuck the covers just right. And then it happens. Read More

Why I Hate Your Kid

Why I Hate Your Kid

Okay, maybe “hate your kid”, is a bit extreme, but so is your kid.  Our old house was the neighborhood hangout.  Rainy days, our house.  Wet, snowy days for hot chocolate breaks while waiting for machine dried clothes, our house. Funny thing is, now we have a much bigger yard and an awesome basement family Read More

4 signs you are the annoying neighbor

4 Signs You Are The Annoying Neighbor

We’ve all had an annoying neighbor or two over the years. Okay, maybe more than two. Maybe they aren’t as bad as in Neighbors 2 or the first Neighbors for that matter. But what if the person everyone avoids is you! Some behaviors are obviously going to piss me off. Like if your dog shits Read More

Are You a Professional Busybody?

Are You A Professional Busybody?

I have a new favorite saying. “Busy bodies can’t be busybodies.” I use this as a reminder to my kids when they are tattling or into each others business. If you’re sticking to your business you don’t have time for anybody else’s.   It helps remind me too when I get into a situation they could Read More