Category Archives: Caregiving

6 Adjustments That Make A Home Safer for Your Elderly Parent

Guest post by Catherine Collins If your elderly parent notices their mobility, hearing or sight aren’t what they used to be, or if you have elderly guests that have to stay with you for some time, there are many home adjustments you can implement to make their life easier, safer and more pleasant. Here’s where […]

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An iPhone Case, and a Caregiver, Crack

Monday, I went to the Apple Store to get a replacement for my iPhone case that had ripped. It’s a hard shell case with a rubber coating on top. I could care less that it ripped, but I needed my husband to stop talking about it. I walked into the store and was quasi-greeted by […]

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How Caregivers Can Start Living and Stop Waiting

Perhaps one of the greatest challenges we have as caregivers is trying to live –now – not later when things are different. As I write this, I am waiting for news, the kind that could be life altering. I was hoping to receive it last month, and then last week at the latest. Now I’m […]

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An Open Letter to Working Daughters: We Won’t Be Friends

Dear Working Daughter, If you ever talk to me the way you talk to yourself, we will not be friends. If you ever judge me as harshly as you judge yourself, we will not be friends. I deserve better than that. I mean c’mon! I do my best. Sure I take time for me sometimes, […]

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6 Tips For Setting Boundaries When You Are A Caregiver

Working daughters, you know you have the right to have a life, don’t you? The Working Daughter Bill of Rights says so. It also says you have the right to set boundaries — to balance your needs with the needs of the people you care for, to set personal limits and to say no to […]

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letter to self

Write A Letter To Yourself

Part three  in our series on caregiving with intention. Recently I discovered the podcast Advice to My Younger Self when host Sara Holtz invited me on the show. The interview got me thinking about. “If I knew then what I know now…” More than the tactical advice I’d share, (like always book the first appointment after lunch with […]

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7 Steps to Help You Plan for Life After Caregiving

Part two in our series on caregiving with intention. Does the idea of life after caregiving make your insides knot up? Is that because when you read those words your emotions feel like the little metal ball in a pinball machine bouncing from excitement to guilt to relief to sadness? It’s okay to admit all […]

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13 Mantras Every Working Daughter Needs to Repeat

Working Daughter, you are doing the best you can. And you know what? Your best is pretty damn incredible. Caregiving throws us lots of curve balls. There is no perfect day, no perfect way. You can only make the best decisions possible with the information you have on hand. You can only ask for grace […]

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Caregiving Is A Choice

Do you know what kind of caregiver you want to be? “Seriously, Liz?! I never wanted to be a caregiver!” I know eldercare isn’t something most of us ever aspired to do. I played with baby dolls as a young girl, imagining I would some day be a mother; I never dreamed of caring for […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Working Daughters

Happy New Year! In 2017 I spoke to so many working daughters who put their own lives on hold to care for their aging parents. It’s a noble move, but a limiting one. To be sure, I know first hand how difficult it is to have a life when you are in the throes of […]

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Most Popular Articles for Working Daughters in 2017

Here are the most clicked, read and shared articles of 2017. In case you missed them or want to revisit a favorite. What To Do When Your Elderly Parent Is Hospitalized What To Do When Your Elderly Parent Is Hospitalized 2. When You Move A Parent To Assisted Living Moving a Parent to Assisted Living: […]

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