My Favorite Tools & Resources To Do. All. The. Things.

My Top 7 Tools & Resources to Do. All. The. Things.

So here’s the question I get asked more than anything. “How do you do it all? You take care of your grandmother around the clock. You home school the kids. Run the house. Now a blog.” Which most of my friends and family don’t even know about the blog by the way.   LOL. Well Read More

Maintain Your Strength When You Will Never Get Better 7 Simple Exercises

How to Maintain Your Strength When You Will Never Get Better

It’s inevitable. Most of us will experience a loss of muscle strength as we get older. Maybe it’s an illness or a fall. Maybe it’s lack of activity that begins a slow, sometimes imperceptible decline.   But what happens when you know you won’t get better? That no matter what, no matter how much you Read More

7 Caregiver Pet Peeves Trump Style (1)

7 Caregiver Pet Peeves Trump Style

For reasons of time, guilt and of course just plain fun…here are my top 7 Caregiver Pet Peeves Trump Style It has been forever since I have written a blog post.  Just when you think you have something on a roll…well life. I do not comment on politics, but the onslaught of usable images are Read More

Why You Need To Make Those Doctor Appointments Now!

Why You Need to Make Those Doctor Appointments Now!

How do you feel lately?   Are you run down? Tired? Stress getting to you? I bet you’ve gotten a check up for your loved one? What about you? When’s the last time you saw your doctor for a physical? For an eye exam? What about the dentist?  Make those doctor appointments now! I’ll wait. Read More

Caregiver Gift Guide

Caregiver Gift Guide

Caregiver Gift Guide Caregivers offer a unique challenge to the gift list. People in this category above all others does not need more stuff to take care of. Like parents tripping over too many toys, for the caregiver less is more.   A splurge of indulgence is fun and uplifting, but most caregivers I know Read More

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Self-Care Series #2 What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?

So seriously, this whole self-care dementia caregiver thing is hard. This whole series of posts on What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?, …epic FAIL.  Nothing.  I.  Have.  Done.  Nothing. If you missed the first two parts of the series, you can go back to them.  I’ll wait for ya.  Otherwise, read on. Here’s the Series Intro.  Read More

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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

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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

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Dear Blogger, What Are You So Afraid Of?

My dear blogger, what are you so afraid of? 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.  An around the clock, with barely any outside help elderly caregiver.   I’m afraid of Read More