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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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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