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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When You’re Sick, and Sick of Chicken Soup – Cabbage Roll Soup is the Cure

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. It’s cold, cough, sore throat, and flu season – and the crud has made it to our home. The littles are […]

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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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Time Saving Cooking Hacks and A Recipe

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. When you have two forever hungry children, as well as duties as wife, mother, employee, and caregiver –cooking, and the tasks […]

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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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When Equipment is Necessary – but Too Expensive

One of the biggest challenges caregivers face is when a condition progresses to the point of needing specialized equipment to help our person retain independence, comfort, and safety. Depending on the condition, your person may be in need of a variety of specialized equipment – and none of it is cheap. Even with insurance, deductibles, […]

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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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