my blog identity crisis

My Blog Identity Crisis and What I’m Doing About It

I’ve been away too long…did you miss me?  What happened?  Where did I go? Well, I’ve been having a blog identity crisis I’ve been like an ostrich with her head in the sand. More like sitting on the couch with Netflix and cookies. Not too many cookies, but definitely too much Netflix.   When you Read More

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

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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

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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

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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

Signs Your Parents Need to Stop Driving

6 Signs Your Parents May Need to Stop Driving

  Taking care of elderly parents is a challenge. Have you noticed your parents may need to stop driving?   Coming to terms with aging parents is difficult for everyone.  Addressing they can no longer drive safely is the often the first step in helping them make that transition. When we don’t see our parents Read More