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Surprise – Mom got old!

It still amazes me how many people I have met over my 25+ year career that seemed genuinely surprised that their parent had gotten old.  Especially since the alternative to getting old would be death (not trying to be crass, it’s … Continue reading

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Now that’s determination!

I’m sharing this post I wrote back in August – I think maybe I need the reminder more than you guys. I’ve been enjoying the weather the past several days. It was about 98 degrees with 100% humidity while I … Continue reading

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Hot Flashes and Chicago Winters

I know what you’re thinking “you’re much too young to be having hot flashes.” (wink) But the fact of the matter is, I’ve been having them for about five years now – ever since the ole hys-to-rect-o-my. Having hot flashes … Continue reading

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Driving Mr. and Mrs. Daisy

Last Friday, I had a special guest post from my friend Karen Rinehart. Here is that post entitled The Sandwich Woman’s Sippy Cup. She is an awesome story-teller. Make sure you check out her new book Knitting With Hospital Gloves: The … Continue reading

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TBN Beneficiaries and other scams targeting seniors

I was enjoying my U-Verse the other day and trying to decide which of the 400 channels to watch (I didn’t order that many but became the recipient during a mishap and am proudly observing) and I came across an … Continue reading

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The Sandwich woman’s sippy cup

I have been privileged to connect with some outstanding individuals online – and most of them I like better than my friends IRL (in real life). One of them is the writer of today’s guest post. She is funny, witty (is that … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies: Seniors, Road Rage and driving over Cop Cars

It’s Friday – WOOT! Hope you all are having a great start to this weekend. Sometimes we just need a break from thinking about caring for anyone and laugh. So today, I thought I’d share a few funnies from the road, … Continue reading

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Elderly Drivers and Cell Phones

Monday, while coming home from a BBQ at a friend’s house, and it being labor day, Nick and I were stuck in bumper to bumper traffic. I was relaxed and feeling good until I noticed the old lady in front … Continue reading

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Saying “No!” It’s not just for tough guys

Just this morning my husband Nick was talking to me about a certain issue wherein someone was trying to get him to do more than he has time for or even wants to commit to. My response? JUST SAY NO. … Continue reading

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Help! My sister has kidnapped my elderly parent

In my line of work helping caregivers who are caring for an elderly loved one, I hear all kinds of tragic stories against the elderly that mirror this one in Birmingham, AL. From those whose parents who have dementia and have … Continue reading

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Here’s hoping the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

I’m home in Alabama this week visiting my family. It sure has been great seeing them, hanging out, going to see my siblings and eating some great southern grub. I think it’s been six months since I’ve been home and … Continue reading

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Love – It’s all the matters in the end

One of my favorite movies is Moulin Rouge and one of the lines from the movie says, “The greatest thing in all the world is to love and be loved in return.” I love that line. It’s so true. A few … Continue reading

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NFL’s new cheerleader Grandma is smoking hot!

Move over Betty White, make room for Susie Sanchez! The Oakland Raiders have hired Sanchez, who’s a Grandma, to their cheerleading roster for 2011-12 NFL football season (that is, if we have a 2011-2012 football season). While Susie is technically a Grandma, … Continue reading

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Reality TV and other Guilty Pleasures (Vol. II)

Sometimes I just want forget about the whole caregiving thing – be it parents, children, and even my business. I often just need to escape from bills, social media and everything else. What I’d rather do for just one day … Continue reading

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