What kinds of problems do you have setting boundaries? Setting boundaries is hard. It is for me. I suspect it is for most people. Most of us want people to like us. I find there isn’t enough “me” to go around. Admittedly, this is not one of my strengths, but they are skills I need […]
The author is a retired RN, daughter, mom, wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoys reading, writing, swimming, gardening, cooking and being a flock-master to her large, unruly group of (currently) twenty-two chickens. She never envisioned herself as a chicken farmer but as they say chicken numbers are fuzzy numbers. It's an addiction.
Moving Day, What Do You Do When Seniors Are Rooted In Place? So, new house built, check. We were all set to move Mom and Dad to their new home, right? Wrong. When moving day arrived, my parents were frozen. They didn’t want to leave their old home even though it was a bad set-up […]
In the beginning: Our caregiving journey began over eight years ago. Mom had/has multiple, complex, health problems. Dad was trying to care for her by himself. Keeping her medications straight, trying to shop and cook–with toast the height of his culinary skills–was beyond him. They were living on lattes and pastries from a nearby specialty […]
Our Story–The Jam Sandwich The term “Sandwich Generation” refers to parents caring for their elder parents with children still living at home. Our children are grown with their own families in another state. However, because we live with and care for my parents our travel is limited and we are seldom able to visit our […]