The Working Daughter Manifesto

The Working Daughter Manifesto

How do we do it all? This is how we balance eldercare, career, and life.

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13 Mantras for Working Daughters

13 Mantras for Working Daughters

We live by these mantras. Keep them handy for when you need a boost.

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The Working Daughter Bill of Rights

The Working Daughter Bill of Rights

You have the right to have a life and yes, even to have some fun.

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6 Workplace Habits Working Daughters Should Eliminate

Job security is a major concern for working daughters. We worry about the impact our caregiving responsibilities are having on our careers. We worry that our managers and coworkers think we are unreliable. We worry that our jobs are interfering with our ability to care. The stress can be palpable. To minimize both your concerns, […]

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How to Initiate Difficult Conversations with Your Aging Parents

Initiating certain conversations with our aging parents can be intimidating. Whether the topic is  giving up driving, moving to a senior living community, accepting more help, or adhering to doctor’s orders, just thinking about broaching the topic can make us want to bury our heads in the sand like an ostrich. But when it comes […]

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Britney Spears Latest Celeb to Pause Work For a Parent

Singer Britney Spears today announced that she is taking an indefinite work hiatus and will not perform her new show so she can focus on her family. Her father is recuperating from a serious illness. At 66 James Spears is hardly elderly. Still, Spears announcement is the latest in a string of celebrities publicly discussing […]

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Kathy Griffin Shares Mother Has Dementia in Heartfelt Twitter Thread

In a series of raw and moving tweets, comedienne Kathy Griffin yesterday shared the news that her mother Maggie Griffin has dementia. The two starred together on the reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. Griffin said September was the last time, “I was able to have a proper/coherent conversation with her.” Talking […]

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5 Things To Do in January if You Are Caring for an Aging Parent

We love January. It’s the do-over month. A time to get the proverbial house in order. And if you are caring for an aging parent, the literal house too.  January is a great time to assess your parent’s situation and set them, and you, up for success in 2019. Here are 5 things to do […]

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5 Things Successful Women Do in January

Do you have visions of a new year, new you? January feels so full of hope, doesn’t it? Well stop dreaming of a good year and start doing. Here are 5 things successful women do in January to set the tone for a good year – and you can do too! 1. Clean out their […]

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7 Things To Do in January for a Successful 2019 at Work

January is a working woman’s back-to-school – a clean slate. Think new outfit, new office supplies, and better study – or work, habits. Use this month wisely to prepare for a successful year at work – no matter what curve balls life throws you in the coming months. Here are 7 things to do in […]

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4 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

Happy New Year! Resolutions are so easy to make but so damn challenging to keep. Not to worry. Here are 4 resolutions that will help you hit the reset button, and, that you will be able to stick to well past January 31. 1. Practice gratitude. Research shows that taking the time to acknowledge what […]

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Working Daughter Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Working daughters, especially those balancing eldercare, career, and kids, need to be super efficient with their time. So if you’re going to savor any of the sweetness of this holiday season, you need your holiday shopping to go smoothly. We’ve got you covered this year with our 2018 Working Daughter Holiday Gift Guide. There are […]

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If This Holiday Is a First: 5 Steps for Coping

Let’s be honest. The holidays can be challenging, even under the best of circumstances. Food, family and festivities are supposed to be fun but often just feel like added stress in your already busy life. And if you are experiencing a “first,” the holidays are that much more challenging – the first holiday with your […]

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How to Talk to Family Members That Aren’t Contributing to the Work

This is a sponsored post from Freedom Care in New York. When it comes to caring for our aging parents and family members, the responsibility usually falls to one person. It’s not because others don’t want to help, but there is usually one person in the family, often the oldest sibling, who feels the need […]

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