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


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19September

Magical Weekends and Magical Dining

What's up everybody? I hope your week is starting off good. My Monday has been crazy. I almost had a flashback to my last "Tuesday that felt like a Monday". You know that one after Labor Day. All I can say, is "Le Struggle cry.   But, I've decided to focus this week thinking about happy thoughts. So, I have to tell you about my magical weekend with my sister.

 

Tracey always works on Saturday, and she's normally tired when she comes home. But, this week we decided we needed to have a "night out", and we went to Seasons 52 for Magical Dining. Magical Dining is this amazing time of the year ( August 29th- October 2nd), where restaurants put together an amazing three-course prix menu for $33. One dollar from every meal served goes to a charity. This year the proceeds are going to The Russell Home for Atypical Children. So, you get a great meal while supporting an amazing cause. Tracey and I really look forward to Magical Dining. As caregivers, we have to "ball on a budget". So, we really appreciate every opportunity we can find to have fun affordably. Interested yet? Well check out the food smile.

 

Seasons 52

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12September

Weekend Adventures & Fashion at Saks Fifth Ave Off 5th

Hi everyone! 

I hope you’ve had an amazing weekend. Wasn’t it great to have a short week coming off of Labor Day? NOT, it’s amazing how going back to work after a short week can feel like you never had any time off at all laughing. But, in spite of all the projects and normal craziness of life and family, I’m still grateful. It’s amazing how gratitude can truly turn a “frown upside down”. It also helped me power through to a fun filled weekend of events.

I had the opportunity to go to a great networking event on Friday night with Chic Conviction. Melrose Elise and Lex Ansley, founded Chic Conviction to provide a non-judgmental place for people to connect. I‘ve been working with them on Social Media, and I’m so excited to watch them grow.

On Saturday, I spent my morning at Saks Fifth Ave Off 5th at the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets for a Fall Fashion Preview hosted by local fashion blogger, Orlando Fashion Girl. It was such a great opportunity to nosh, connect and become familiar with another Orlando gem for shopping laughing.

 Saks Fifth Ave Off 5th

 

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29August

Diner En Blanc Is Coming To Orlando!

Hi everyone! I hope your week is starting off wonderfully! I’ve missed you all so much. It’s been hectic with work, family and life. I’m sure you can all relate. But, I wanted to stop in to share with you my latest adventure laughing.

 

Diner En Blanc

Have you heard of Diner En Blanc? If not, don’t worry about it. By the time we’re done with this post, you’ll be looking for it to come to your city. Diner En Blanc is a worldwide event, in which people gather in a public space and setup a “pop-up chic picnic extravaganza”. One of the wonderfully mysterious best parts is that the invited guests aren’t told the location of the picnic until the day of the event. This amazing concept began in Paris in 1988, and has grown and spanned the globe.

 

 

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09August

Hearing Loss and Adventures in Caregiving: Free Hearing Test From Miracle Ear

 

 

Hi everyone! I know it's been a little while since I've checked in. Sorry, with work and family obligations, it's been crazy. But, I wanted to take a moment to talk about my partnership with Miracle Ear.

As you all know, I'm a caregiver to my lovely mother (a.k.a "The Old Lady"). My mother is legally blind, so that's really put a lot of pressure on her other senses to compensate for her lack of vision. Luckily, we haven't had too many issues. But, it's now become super important for me to protect and monitor her hearing.

Mom
Mom

 

 

It's amazing how we take our hearing for granted. I don't think my mother has ever had a hearing test. I think my father just compensated for what she didn't see or hear. That's a lot of pressure to place on him too. Especially, since elderly caregivers often are taking care of their needs either. That combination is a potential disaster waiting to happen. But, now that she's with us; that's all about to change. 

I'm so thankful that Miracle Ear has launched the Hear a Better Day campaign. This campaign is about sharing the benefit of hearing aids in general. Hearing aids enhance the lives of not only those with hearing loss, but their loved ones as well. Miracle Ear is committed to ensuring that everyone gets an opportunity to savor every moment of life. Hearing gives you a sense of control over your life that is very hard to replace. It also helps reassure your family, that you're capable of taking care of yourself. Independence benefits everyone. 

My mom loves to listen to audiobooks and television during the day. It keeps her mind stimulated and focused. That's so important as she ages, and it makes her happy. When she's happy, we're all happy. I couldn't imagine what her life would be like without her hearing. So, I definitely will be making a point of getting her hearing tested. I know it's not easy to have those tough conversations sometimes. But, Miracle Ear thankfully thought about that too. They also have resources for helping a loved one . They've thought of everything smile.

 

So, don't wait! Go and take your loved one for a free hearing test at Miracle Ear.  They have the latest in hearing technology, and make it their mission to ensure you feel comfortable and taken care of of completely. Here's some information on their newest device, the Genius 2.0 with speech isolation.  Listening is about to get easier.

 

GENIUS 2.0 builds on the superior audibility and key features introduced with GENIUS, but takes this brand new cutting-edge technology to the next level!

Unique GENIUS 2.0 Features
Music Master is designed to enrich the quality of music and provide maximum enjoyment for listening to music. With three music settings – Concert, Playback and Performer – wearers will enjoy a variety of music. GENIUS 2.0 is designed to deliver excellent music fidelity whether listening to music or performing.
Echo Guard stops sound from reflecting off of surfaces such as ceilings and walls in reverberant environments. GENIUS 2.0 Echo Guard provides a comfortable setting for wearers by softening the reflected sound for better sound quality. Wearers no longer need to avoid difficult-to-hear places where sounds bounce off of the walls.
Phone Surround transmits the phone signal from one ear to both ears when using a handheld phone. The signal is automatically detected by a magnet and wirelessly sends the signal, surrounding the wearer, and provides better understanding without the need for an additional accessory. GENIUS 2.0 provides an improved listening experience for telephone calls.

Say Hello to Wireless CROS Solution
The wireless CROS/BiCROS solution is designed for those with unilateral hearing loss. Available in our most popular style, the CROS RIC transmitter is worn on the unaidable ear and wirelessly sends the signal to any GENIUS 2.0 wireless hearing aid on the other ear, allowing the wearer to hear sounds from both sides.

We hope you are as excited about this new technology as we are! You can learn more about our GENIUS 2.0 technology, schedule an appointment to speak with a Miracle-Ear hearing instrument specialist.

Click here to learn more about Miracle-Ear Hearing Aid options. Until we meet again!

 

Xo

 

 



Posted in Front Page, Caregiving

18July

Growing Up Black and Conscious In America

Hi everyone! Sorry about the quick break. But, with everything going on in the world, I needed to take a “pause for the cause.” My focus has really been off, and I’m praying for our world. This is such a challenging and pivotal time for us all. I pray that conversations, understanding and change come as a result of these tragedies. No life is in vain, and we all have an “assignment” in this world.

It’s so funny that “assignment” comes to my mind as I’m putting this post together. It makes me think about how my sister and I were raised. My parents raised us to be “conscious” of our culture and heritage. My parents felt it was their duty to ensure they gave us a full spectrum of what it would mean to be a black woman in America. They also wanted to ensure we learned about more than George Washington Carver and Martin Luther King Jr., since that was the extent of black history we were being taught in schools during our childhood.

 

Conscious 

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