Tag Archives: the working caregiver

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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Talk amongst yourselves

Hey all! I’m in the city this week covering the Society of Human Resource Management Strategy Conference so I’m taking a break from Wed – Friday of this week. If you would like to read live blogs and video interviews … 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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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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Turn off the alarm and get your rear in gear!

From the time I was in junior high school I have always been one to wake up to the sound of my alarm clock, turn it off, and get my tail out of bed and begin my day. Not 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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Stop acting like you’re still in High School

I’m not one to watch Jerry Springer, but I remember watching a few episodes over the years. I especially remember the episodes where these people (mostly women) who were made fun of in high school, for one thing or another, … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – Grandparents and technology

Hey guys.IT’S FRIDAY!!!!! WOO HOO!!!! While you’re reading this – I’m in the skies flying home to Alabama for a few days to see my family. Here’s a Friday funny for you. Grandparents and technology. Enjoy!

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The ultimate act of love

There are no two ways about it: Taking care of an aging parent is physically and emotionally draining. It is lonely, overwhelming and frustrating. You may think you can’t do it any longer. Parents or siblings often don’t acknowledge or … Continue reading

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Learning to combat stress like a Navy Seal

As most of you can attest, caring for a loved one can be one of the most stressful situations. Add that to an already hectic work schedule, taking kids to soccer practice and the everyday affairs of life and one … Continue reading

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Are you Prairie-dogging it?

I have never seen so many Prairie dogs as I have since I moved to the Midwest. As a matter of fact, I don’t think I ever saw one until I moved here. When Spring comes around (which is very … Continue reading

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