our pandemic summer project? Staying safe and building a lego wheelchair ramp

It’s been a good, long while. I’m happy to report that we’ve been (so far) successful in staying home and staying safe from COVID-19. We’ve made significant changes to our daily lives in order to help protect my darling. Our circle of visitors is limited to a literal handful of people who are equally diligent […]

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This all feels familiar – and it isn’t all bad

Caregivers will tell you that for us, living through this pandemic is oddly similar to the way we live our regular lives. Caregivers are acutely aware of how the world around us may impact the health, well being, and safety of the people for whom we love and provide care. For some of us, it […]

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A Global Pandemic, His Treatment, My Anxiety

I’m not sure about you, but I’ve been living in a constant state of blurriness over the last eight or nine weeks – I’ve completely lost count. It could be 12, but I’m going to probably keep saying eight or nine weeks for the next two or three weeks. That’s just where I’m at – […]

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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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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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