Tag Archive for 'caregiving'

Hey there! It’s been awhile since I’ve put up an Explore More post. It’s not that I haven’t had loads of great stuff to share, but … summer. Also, as some of you know, I am studying for the Restorative Exercise Specialist certification and still plugging away on novel #2. Anyhow, I am back in […]

It’s been awhile since the last installment of The Caregiver Series, and for that I apologize.  It’s challenging enough to generate fresh, new content for you all but getting all my ducks in a row to reach out and follow-up with contributors is an extra layer of complicated. Before my vacation, we talked a bit […]

Today marks the fifth anniversary of my father’s massive stroke.  (For backstory, you can read my mother’s thoughts on caregiving for him starting here.) Amid the many, many emotions and thoughts today is the realization of just how changeable “normal” can be. In my parents’ relationship, normal used to mean two independent people, lives intertwined […]

It’s been Mom’s fear for awhile now.  As she is Dad’s 24/7 caregiver, she has a nagging fear … “What will I do with him if I get sick?” She’s had colds from time to time, but in the nearly five years since his stroke, she hasn’t faced a really scary situation where she just […]

If you follow this blog, you know I am a rabid fan of the Balanced Bites podcast with Liz Wolfe and Diane Sanfilippo.  I have about six podcasts I regularly download but this one always gets first priority. I love Liz and Diane for their wisdom about nutrition but also for their authenticity and warmth. […]

As I have mentioned in a previous post, I am honored to be a volunteer for Camp Sunshine, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that provides support, community, and a little bit of magic to children who have cancer and their families. During a recent meeting at Camp Sunshine, we discussed the success of the Sunshine 2 U […]

If you follow many parenting blogs, you may have read a piece recently on The Progressive Parent, Julie, and the loss of her son, Patrick (PatPat).  PatPat was born December 2011, and left this earth on February 8, 2013.  As Julie describes it: There was nothing, nothing, nothing wrong with Patrick. He just went to sleep and […]

Things have been crazy at my house the past few weeks and so I’ve not been able to blog as much as I would like.  In the meanwhile, however, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to bring you a guest post from David Bunnell, Media Chief at Unfrazzle. Unfrazzle is a new app designed […]

Last week, we met Katie Timp who shared her father’s ALS diagnosis.  This week, Katie offers more of her family’s journey with this illness. As you may recall from last week, Katie received a graduate school scholarship that contractually bound her to remain in New York City upon graduation.  Faced with her father’s diagnosis, she […]

Today I bring you the first in a series of posts from Katie Timp.  She’s an occupational therapist in Virginia, and also the daughter of a man battling ALS. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is commonly known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease” for the famed baseball player who died from the disease in 1941.  If you have […]