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Two sisters taking care of their mom while trying to live life and find love.


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12April

The Caregiving Revolution Must Be Televised

The caregiving revolution must be televised. I can't ease my way into this topic. I can't tip toe around it in a colorful way. Caregivers have real issues & need real help.

I'm five years into the caregiving journey, and even longer than that if I counted the time when it was just my sister and I. But, at my level comes a peace. There is is an understanding that this is not going to be easy.

That I'll face challenges on all levels ranging from my health to my finances. The struggle is real. But, I'm finally at a point where I don't think about suicide; and  I understand my happiness is essential to my family's success. But, there are a lot of caregivers who aren't at that point.

 

Posted in Front Page, Caregiving

03January

Seven Tips For Caregivers To Live A Better Life In 2016

Happy New Year everyone! We’re two days into 2016, and I’m so excited. I’m excited about the promise the year is going to bring. I know that sounds like the typical thing someone would be saying two days into the New Year. But, I’m truly expecting 2016 to be amazing. I’m making a conscious effort to leave fear, crazy, bitterness in the rearview of last year, and here’s some tips to help you join me.

But, first a quick disclaimer; I don’t have all of the answers.   I wish I had this “caregiving thing” locked down. But, I don’t proclaim to be an expert. I’m just a caregiver who’s been caring for her mom and sister for a combined fifteen years. So, I’m letting my “battle wounds” stand as my “street cred” smile. So, here are some of the top tips I’ve learned.

Seven Tips For Caregivers

 

 

Posted in Front Page, Caregiving

26December

The Greatest Gift For Caregivers

Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you’ve had a great time filled with family, friends, laughter, and lots of food smile. I can’t believe Christmas has come and gone, and now we’re about to celebrate a new year.

2015 has really gone by quickly. But, it’s definitely been a year I won’t forget. How about you? As I sit here and reflect briefly on all the things I’ve experienced this year, I’m blessed to have gotten one of the most special “gifts” that I’ve ever received. This was the year that I realized that people have my back.

Friends Are A Gift

 

Posted in Front Page, Caregiving

20December

Shifting To Yes

Can you believe we're less than five days from Christmas, and eleven days until a new year? 2015 is coming to an end quickly, and I’m so excited for 2016. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a shift smile.

The best word that I can use to describe 2015 is “challenging”. I could go on and on about the things I’ve encountered this year, but I don’t want to bore you. Plus, I’ve learned that I didn’t corner the market on tough times. Unfortunately, there’s enough for everyone, and a lot of people have been where I am. So, I’m ready to put the “challenging” moments behind me, and move into 2016 in a new frame of mind.

A mind geared towards abundance and “YES”. Remember, I mentioned that I’m “More Than A Caregiver”; well this is a part of my master plan to claim the future I want.

OneWord

Posted in Front Page, Caregiving

21June

My Mom, My New "Friend"

 

Has anyone ever felt that moment when you realized that you and your mom are now “friends”?

I don’t mean “friends” in the sense where you can go to the club together. But, “friends” in the sense that I now can be my true self, and I don’t need to worry about what I say around you “friends”. I just realized that this moment has happened with my mom and I. But, the funny part about it is that I never thought we would be able to get here. 

When I became my mom’s caregiver, our relationship really changed. Which is normal when you’re a caregiver. The child becomes the “parent”, and the parent becomes the “child”. No longer are our conversations filled with thoughts about whether I’m eating or taking care of myself. Now, the conversations revolve around making sure she’s eating, putting on clean clothes, and being careful as she walks up and down the stairs at the house.

 

Mother's and Daughters

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