Hi and welcome to
Pardon Me, My Crown Slipped
Newly Revised as of June 2017
I am no longer the caregiver to my Grammie who passed away in April. I have left the description below since all the great content from before is still here 🙂
Raising kids, taking care of elderly parents or grandparents?
Are you dealing with the stress of taking care of everyone but you?
Part of the Sandwich Generation?
Are you trying to juggle it all? Wondering how long you can before
somethings gotta give?
After caregiving full-time for over two years
I am still learning every day.
Just when I think I’m juggling all the balls, I realize I dropped one and
kicked it under the couch.
Let’s figure it out together
My name is Laurie
I am 46 and married to Michael, my high school sweetheart.
I’m a stay-at-home mom, with 3 kids
Noah-15, Quinn-11 (girl) and Rowan-10 (boy).
And this is our awesome dog Mae
We take full-time care of my 86-year old grandma with dementia,
hers, not mine, though some days that’s debatable.
In fact, I’m pretty sure I have Momentia.
That mom condition where your mind doesn’t work like it used to.
I’m not really an overachiever, I just pretend to be one in real life.
I take on too much and can’t say no, though my kids will tell you
otherwise. Most of the time I manage to do marginally better than a
I talk way too much kinda an “over-sharer”.
I’ve spent my life being a “nice” girl and doing what I’m told.
Maybe I don’t wanna anymore sooo….
I hope my online alter-ego is going to change that. Here I tell the truth
about marriage, families, kids, parenting, women, taking care of elderly
relatives, and whatever the hell else happens to show up in
this crazy life of ours.
That may include language that isn’t family friendly. 😉
If you haven’t been here before, start with these oldies but goodies:
I hope you like us. Stay awhile. Come back. Share with friends.