Accessibility inside the home – our journey toward barrier-free living

As a preface – the next few posts will detail some of the massive changes we’ve made to our home to help improve accessibility for my darling husband. Some of the posts will highlight the transformations (like this post) and others will offer suggestions and ideas on the questions to ask yourself – and the […]

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our pandemic summer project? Staying safe and building a lego wheelchair ramp

It’s been a good, long while. I’m happy to report that we’ve been (so far) successful in staying home and staying safe from COVID-19. We’ve made significant changes to our daily lives in order to help protect my darling. Our circle of visitors is limited to a literal handful of people who are equally diligent […]

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When You’re Sick, and Sick of Chicken Soup – Cabbage Roll Soup is the Cure

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. It’s cold, cough, sore throat, and flu season – and the crud has made it to our home. The littles are […]

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Time Saving Cooking Hacks and A Recipe

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. When you have two forever hungry children, as well as duties as wife, mother, employee, and caregiver –cooking, and the tasks […]

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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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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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7 tips: Get the Most Out of the next Doctor’s Appointment

Doctor appointments. Many of them. Different specialists. Different offices. Sometimes in the same day or week. It comes with the territory of being a caregiver for someone with a chronic condition, but it isn’t any less overwhelming. There are two kinds of doctor visits. Doctor visits for discovery and doctor visits for follow up – […]

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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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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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