I’m Caregiver to the World’s Biggest Houston Astros Fan

Y’all! It’s time for fall ball – World Series season to be more precise. For baseball fans – presumably that’s all Americans (me, now?) since baseball is “America’s pastime” as my darling husband likes to say repeatedly during the final games – there is no better time of the year. For an Astros fan, like […]

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When Equipment is Necessary – but Too Expensive

One of the biggest challenges caregivers face is when a condition progresses to the point of needing specialized equipment to help our person retain independence, comfort, and safety. Depending on the condition, your person may be in need of a variety of specialized equipment – and none of it is cheap. Even with insurance, deductibles, […]

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The “Sandwich Generation” – and how to add flavor as the condiment

I’m part of the sandwich generation. And if you’re reading this, and caring for a spouse or parent(s) while raising children, you’re in this club too. It’s an exclusive club none of us ever wanted to be part of, but here we are. So the question is, what part of the sandwich are we? I […]

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Male Urinary Incontinence and the Best External Catheters

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning, I get a commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links, at no cost to you. Please read my disclosure fore more information. Let me start by reminding everyone – I’m not a doctor, I can’t/won’t diagnose your conditions, I leave that work to […]

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How and why we decided to have kids

Being young and married usually comes with an expectation that children will follow. I’m going to be honest, in those first couple of years after darling’s diagnosis, I felt pretty unsteady in my own capabilities to manage being a caregiver and a mother. I still feel pretty unsteady much of the time – but when […]

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How We Worked Together to Prevent the Flu

Spring Break was supposed to be a week full of fun activities with the kids. My parents were visiting from Toronto, the kids were off from school and I had taken several days off myself. We did lots of fun things – but on the Friday of Spring Break week, our littlest little started complaining […]

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When the Monster isn’t Cancer

Cancer is one of the most inescapable realities of life. Eventually, you’re going to either know someone with cancer or be someone with cancer – sometimes it will be both. My high school biology teacher announced happily one day – if you live long enough, you’ll get cancer. He was a socially awkward human but […]

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Running for President? Listen up.

Dear 2020 Candidates, Thank you for investing your time, money, and energy in campaigning for President of the United States. The road ahead of you is long – and it’s expensive, and not just financially. This campaign will test your commitment to the office which you hope to hold one day – and it’s good […]

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Deconstructed: The Food Hack Every Caregiver Needs to Know About

Are you hungry? Thinking about the next meal you’re going to make? A cooking hack that I’ve discovered since being married – but particularly since having children – is that sometimes, my time is more valuable than making a meal that is picture perfect. As long as the flavor and texture is there, I’m all […]

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