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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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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3 Things BBC’s “Call the Midwife” Taught Me About Caregiving

I don’t watch much television, but when I do, it’s usually late at night and either reruns of 90s classics (Friends) or a “new” show (to me), BBC’s Call the Midwife. I watched the first two episodes and I was hooked. The series begins in the 1950s with Jenny – a young, beautiful, newly-qualified midwife, […]

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How We’ve Built Child Rearing Around Empathy

I firmly believe that children are born with much of their personality intact. I look at my two littles and think (often) that they couldn’t be more different from one another personality-wise, and yet – born and raised by the same two parents in much of the same manner. One aspect of their character development […]

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Adaptive Wear – Sew Many Options!

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. Disability and mobility problems present unique challenges for dressing and undressing. I’m all for encouraging independence if possible and so, we […]

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What to Ask Before Switching to a Generic Drug

Caregivers spend a lot of time making important decisions with – and for – their darlings that may have great or little impact. For me, it’s difficult to assess whether a decision we are contemplating is the right one, which is why I rely on the experts around me who are intimately aware of our […]

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