Surviving “That Awkward Moment”

If we’re friends, you’re no stranger to the fact that I am basically a walking, awkward moment. Also – word nerd moment – did the person who invented the word “awkward” knowingly spell the word in the most awkward way possible, AND made sure that the word awkward also sounds awkward? I was an awkward […]

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The Caregiver Struggle is Real – This is My Action Plan for 2020

At the end of 2019, I realized that I was about to turn 40. You’d think that I already knew that this milestone birthday was coming, but the realization hit me like a truck. I did an introspective evaluation and decided that some things in our life needed to change. Some things I have the […]

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Why We Celebrate Every Trip Around the Sun

To say that the holidays were a roller coaster of overwhelmingly wonderful busy-ness is an understatement. We hosted thanksgiving, which was followed by a series of “hosting” for the holidays. My wonderful parents visited with us from mid-December to mid-January and my brother, his wife, and their perfectly perfect 1-year old son visited for a […]

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The Things for Which I’m Thankful

Many of us may be gathering around a bountiful table, surrounded by the people we love – and who love us – laden with delicious foods and fine treats traditionally served on Thanksgiving. If you’ve read some of my earlier posts, you may know that I was born in Canada. And while Canadians do not […]

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How Millennials may help Caregivers keep their jobs

Millennials take a lot of flak from the generations that came before them. It’s sort of the modus operundi, older generations look at younger generations and shake their heads in disdain. I’m not one of those people. In fact, Millennial living sounds pretty awesome to me as a caregiver. Millennials are highly educated, focused on […]

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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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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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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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