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Writings and resources to support the care journey for all caregivers.

Hope is Not a Strategy

2 min read

Hope is Not a Strategy

Seeing “Hope Is Not A Strategy” written on a wall resonated deeply. Since reading those words, I’ve thought a lot about “hope” as a concept, and how...

4 min read

Gifts For The Person Who...

Apparently, Google thinks I’m searching for the perfect “gift for that person who has everything”. If only it were that easy. Gift giving is a whole...

3 min read

A Tale of Two Sisters and One Mother

This is not my story, but nonetheless true. It was shared with me not by one sister or the other, but a compilation of the same story told to me over...

3 min read

Caregiver Holiday Guidelines

I was listening to SiriusXM yesterday and one of the hosts remarked that the holiday season often acts like a magnifying glass for many families. If...

2 min read

We Do So Much. It’s Never Enough.

We are told to focus on the journey, not the destination. We are told it’s the little things that matter. We are told that hard work pays off. We are...

4 min read

In My Father’s Service

Showing up. It is what I was born to do.  First, a little story. I was born into the military, the daughter of an active-duty jet fighter pilot and...

5 min read

Cigarettes Smell Like Family

To say I started smoking (secondhand) at the ripe age of two is not an exaggeration.  We heard about lung cancer growing up, but until my mother was...

4 min read

Five Reasons to Embrace Calling Yourself A Caregiver

When my friend Nancy was diagnosed with stage IV cancer, I knew I wanted to help in any way I could. As a single woman with no family close by, Nancy...

6 min read

How to Talk to Your Parents About Their Stuff You Don't Want

There are times when I feel like I’m 17 again, old enough to have had my parents’ values engrained in me but not old enough to question their...

Hope is Not a Strategy

2 min read

Hope is Not a Strategy

Seeing “Hope Is Not A Strategy” written on a wall resonated deeply. Since reading those words, I’ve thought a lot about “hope” as a concept, and how...

Read More

4 min read

Gifts For The Person Who...

Apparently, Google thinks I’m searching for the perfect “gift for that person who has everything”. If only it were that easy. Gift giving is a whole...

Read More

3 min read

A Tale of Two Sisters and One Mother

This is not my story, but nonetheless true. It was shared with me not by one sister or the other, but a compilation of the same story told to me over...

Read More

3 min read

Caregiver Holiday Guidelines

I was listening to SiriusXM yesterday and one of the hosts remarked that the holiday season often acts like a magnifying glass for many families. If...

Read More

2 min read

We Do So Much. It’s Never Enough.

We are told to focus on the journey, not the destination. We are told it’s the little things that matter. We are told that hard work pays off. We are...

Read More

4 min read

In My Father’s Service

Showing up. It is what I was born to do.  First, a little story. I was born into the military, the daughter of an active-duty jet fighter pilot and...

Read More

5 min read

Cigarettes Smell Like Family

To say I started smoking (secondhand) at the ripe age of two is not an exaggeration.  We heard about lung cancer growing up, but until my mother was...

Read More

4 min read

Five Reasons to Embrace Calling Yourself A Caregiver

When my friend Nancy was diagnosed with stage IV cancer, I knew I wanted to help in any way I could. As a single woman with no family close by, Nancy...

Read More

6 min read

How to Talk to Your Parents About Their Stuff You Don't Want

There are times when I feel like I’m 17 again, old enough to have had my parents’ values engrained in me but not old enough to question their...

Read More