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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When the Monster isn’t Cancer

Cancer is one of the most inescapable realities of life. Eventually, you’re going to either know someone with cancer or be someone with cancer – sometimes it will be both. My high school biology teacher announced happily one day – if you live long enough, you’ll get cancer. He was a socially awkward human but […]

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Running for President? Listen up.

Dear 2020 Candidates, Thank you for investing your time, money, and energy in campaigning for President of the United States. The road ahead of you is long – and it’s expensive, and not just financially. This campaign will test your commitment to the office which you hope to hold one day – and it’s good […]

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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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