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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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Build Trust At Work: 7 Surefire Way

Trust is the currency we trade for flexibility. When you are a caregiver, life is unpredictable. But if there is one thing you can predict, it is that caregiving will at some point interfere with your paid work. Before that happens, do what you can to build trust at work – and maintain it! Trust […]

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10 Things To Do When You’re Not Okay

Sometimes, we’re just not okay. We hurt, grieve, stress, burn out. It’s part of life but it makes us comfortable – and it can really make the people around us uncomfortable. But it’s okay to not be okay. It’s normal not to be okay sometimes. It’s normal to be okay and not okay in the […]

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The Working Daughter Guide to Managing Stress

Stress! It’s inevitable in a Working Daughter’s life, but that doesn’t mean it has to rule (or ruin) your life. Even if it’s for only 10 minutes a day, it’s key we find some ways to counter the pressures that often accompany caregiving. Exercise and meditation are awesome stress boosters. And we have a few […]

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On Pity Parties, Panicking and Power Anthems

Last week sucked.  1 trip to the Genius Bar 2 crying episodes in public 3 trips to local computer recovery experts  4 tech support calls 5 new pieces of equipment  6 hours of configuring a new laptop 7 days without a computer But it wasn’t just the broken computer, it was everything. Or was it? […]

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Maybe This Is Why Our Parents Reject Our Help

It is so frustrating when our parents don’t accept our help or listen to our advice, isn’t it? We expect our teenagers not to listen to us, but our parents, shouldn’t they know better? It doesn’t seem so. Almost daily, a member of the Working Daughter community expresses their extreme frustration that their parent won’t […]

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The Working Daughter Guide To Hospital Stays

As a Working Daughter, chances are high that at some point you will have to support your parent through a hospital stay  –  planned or unplanned. No fear! We have compiled all of our advice about hospital stays into this handy guide. Did you just get “the call?” Maybe your life was moving along at […]

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