How to Cope with Caregiver Grief: A Q&A with Bishop John Abdalah

Grief is a normal, healthy response to any loss or perceived change. Sometimes, when there are multiple losses, untimely losses (in the case of younger people), losses that involve loss of income or involve children, grief can be complicated. As caregivers, we mourn the losses of our loved one as they lose various physical functions, […]

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5 Caregiving Tools to Help Sniff Out an Infection

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. Every caregiver has a list of essential items that they keep on hand, and close by, for quick access in a […]

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Do You Fear the Unknown? Yeah – me too.

I’ve had the privilege of knowing others in similar situations – caregiving for a loved one who is dealing with a life-long and progressive condition. Something we all share is a level of anxiety that is uncommon in the general public and usually results from a shared fear of the unknown. But what are the […]

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5 Tips to Successfully Advocate for Your Person as a Caregiver

To say that I have an assertive personality is an understatement. I don’t believe in destiny, but it’s almost as if someone up there knew that I’d need to have a loud voice and the gumption to survive caregiving. There have been many moments where these personality traits have served me – but mostly my […]

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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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