Fast and Frugal: Two Recipes Using One Value Pack of Chicken Breast

Sometimes being fast and frugal are necessary things. When I became a mother for the first time, I discovered that one of the most useful tools in my kitchen was a slow cooker I had received as a bridal shower gift almost five years earlier. Since this discovery, I’ve purchased two other slow cookers (one […]

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United Against Constipation & A Recipe

Let’s start this off with a disclaimer – I AM NOT A DOCTOR. Always seek medical advice from licensed medical expert if your loved one is experiencing gastrointestinal issues causing constipation, or irregularities in bowel movements. With that said, what I can say is that for us: chronic condition + medications = constipation. It’s an […]

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Caregivers: How to Plan for a Natural Disaster

Be prepared. Isn’t that a Boy Scout’s motto? Because I’m Type A, and because I’m not originally from a Gulf State (I’m originally a Torontonian), and because we have children, and because I’m just naturally a worrier – being prepared has become my personal motto. Calamity can strike at any time, right? I know that […]

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4 Ways that May Help Reduce Prescription Costs

Many caregivers know that prescription medications are a double-edged sword. In many cases, they are necessary to improve, or sustain, life – or quality of life. But prescriptions are expensive. And when you’re on a multitude of medications, it adds up. I’m not talking about the $4 generic antibiotics you pick up at the drug […]

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How to make the next hospital stay fractionally better

Almost a year ago to the day, our lives were forever changed when a relapse of my husband’s Multiple Sclerosis (MS) snuck up on us over the course of a few months. We struggled to understand why everyday tasks seemed more difficult for him and why an uncharacteristic fatigue had washed over him and wouldn’t […]

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6 essential questions caregivers should ask before dining out

I like to think that when I’m not in the middle of a panic-inducing week (or month, or year) I’m a fun person to hang out with. I have been blessed with friends, coworkers, neighbors, and family members who want to hang out with us. We enjoy a good time and good food – who […]

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