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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What To Send to Hospital With Your Elderly Parent

With hospitals severely restricting visitors in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus, working daughters and sons worry what will happen if their parent goes to the ER and/or is admitted to the hospital and they cannot be with them. First, we have to trust in compassionate caregivers at the hospital. Of course […]

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Talking To A Parent with Dementia Who Is In Lock Down Due To COVID-19

If you’ve heard our podcast episode with Teepa Snow, you know I consider her to be the Beyonce of Dementia. If you haven’t, check it out for great, practical advice on caring for someone with dementia. Teepa runs the Positive Approach to Care company which develops awareness, knowledge, and skill for people involved in dementia […]

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The Working Daughter Guide to Working from Home

So you’re working from home now. You always craved this kind of flexibility to help you balance eldercare and career but you certainly didn’t want to get it this way! But now that you have it, make it work – for now and for the future. For you and for future working daughters. Here’s how. […]

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Family Caregivers Play Critical Role During Coronavirus Outbreak

As the number of coronavirus cases increases, the role of the family caregiver, and the critical role we play in the lives of our aging parents and family members becomes even more apparent. The Center Disease Control (CDC) guidance for older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease […]

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How To Talk To Your Siblings About Your Aging Parents

Eldercare is challenging enough on its own. Then throw in family dynamics and the complexity increases. Unequal distribution of work. Multiple and conflicting opinions. Varying degrees of skill and compassion. Siblings, and in-laws and long lost relatives, oh my! To help you navigate this new level of family dysfunction, here’s some advice on how to […]

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The Working Daughter Galentine’s Day Gift Guide

If ever there was a holiday made for Working Daughters, it’s Galentine’s Day. February 13 is the day for ladies to celebrate ladies. So, if you want to show some appreciation to the ladies in your life – your best friend, your manicurist or hair stylist, the coworker who has your back, your sister who […]

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8 New Year’s Resolutions for Working Daughters

Thinking about a fresh start for the new year and decade? We’ve got you covered. Here are 8 New Year’s resolutions to help busy working daughters find some balance and respite in 2020. Some of these resolutions coincide with the steps I outline in the book, Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring For Your Aging […]

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The Working Daughter Holiday Gift Guide 2019

If, like me, you have no intention of walking into a store between now and January 2, but you do want to show appreciation for the people in your life who get you through the ups and downs of working daughterhood, fret not! The Working Daughter Holiday Gift Guide 2019 has gift ideas for everyone […]

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It’s National Family Caregiver’s Month and Time to Prepare for Care

When both of my parents were diagnosed with terminal illnesses on the same day, I was completely unprepared to become their caregiver. I was unprepared to become their health advocate. I was unprepared to move them out of their home of 30 years and into assisted living, memory care, and eventually hospice. I was unprepared […]

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