Welcome to Working Daughter, a community for women balancing career and eldercare. Are you struggling to care for an elderly parent or relative, hold down a job, and raise a family? Are you looking for resources to help with balancing family and career, manage estate planning, tackle financial planning, evaluate long-term care solutions and negotiate work flex options? Have you been searching for real world, practical answers on how to work with siblings, balance your time and have difficult conversations with your parents? Do you just need some support? You are not alone. Read this.
I needed all of the above, and when crisis struck, I had to get answers – fast. In three months my parents were in four different hospitals, three different assisted living facilities and a hospice home. I went to I-don’t-know-how-many doctor’s appointments, heard two terminal diagnosis, met with four different attorneys, cosigned two DNRs and tackled one Veteran’s benefit form – all while trying to be a mother to my children, partner to my husband, and stay employed! I consumed more white wine and Twizzlers than I care to count.
Now I want to share what I learned with other women, and men. I know from first-hand experience that there is indeed a caregiver’s gain – an upside to caring for someone else. With planning and support, woman, and men, can realize the positive benefits of caregiving and not only survive the caregiving years – but learn to thrive.
No one should do this alone. Join the Working Daugher Facebook group and meet others who understand what you are going through.
I am a working daughter and working mother living in the sandwich and committed to helping other women as they balance their many roles in life. As an author, speaker and award-wining blogger, I help women balance and blend their personal and professional lives. My book Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman, is a lifeline for women balancing family and career. A recognized expert on balancing eldercare and career, I’ve written about the issue in The Atlantic, Time, and Next Avenue. I’ve been interviewed about the topic on WNYC, and many other radio shows and podcasts.
In 2009, I started the blog HelloLadies.com which I ran until 2015. Hello Ladies was named a top 100 website for women by Forbes, a Best of the Net by Working Mother Magazine and a BlogHer Voice of the Year.
Recent and Upcoming Appearances 2017
May 20, Keynote, Music Together Conference, Princeton, NJ
June 28, Webinar: self care for caregivers, Torchlight elder
Sept. 14, Keynote, MetroWest Conference for Women, Framingham, MA
Nov. 10, Workshop: Working While Caregiving, National Caregiver Conference, Chicago, IL
To reach me, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you.