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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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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Smoking + DNA = Mutations, and Maybe MS

I remember very clearly being in one of Mr. Doyle’s classes during my post-graduate certificate program and the discussion of ethics and public relations came up. It wasn’t a topic I was particularly interested in – we were close to graduation and I was nearly ready to sell my soul for a good job. Maybe […]

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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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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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