Category Archives: Lifestyle

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Working Daughter Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Looking for the perfect gift for your parents, your kids, your boss, the nursing home staff, or maybe just for you? Look no further. We’ve got ideas for everyone on your list in our 2017 Working Daughter Holiday Gift Guide. For your Mom: Spoil the woman who gave you life with this ultra luxurious whipped […]

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The Caregiver’s Guide To Taking a Vacation

Everywhere you go these days, you hear friends, family and colleagues talking about their summer vacation plans and you are jealous. You don’t just envy their plans – that family from your daughter’ soccer team is planning a trip to the Amalfi Coast and your 30-something coworker who doesn’t seem to have a care in […]

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Hygge: Your Survival Strategy for 2017

Self care is a term that gets tossed around rather, well, carelessly. It is vague and broad. It can encompass exercise and nutrition, trips to the spa, naps, meditation, pretty much all of the things that feel out of reach for most working daughters. We caregivers are constantly told we should practice self care and […]

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2016 Working Daughter Holiday Gift Guide

Note: This holiday gift guide may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you make a purchase.) Looking for the perfect gift for your parents, your bestie, your boss, the home health aide, or maybe just for you? We’ve got you covered with our 2016 Working Daughter Holiday Gift Guide. Your […]

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Giveaway! You Are Kind of Awesome

Hey Working Daughter, you know, you are kind of awesome, right? Wait, what? You don’t know that? It’s true. And I really want you to know that. So, in honor of you and all you do, and to celebrate National Family Caregiver’s Month, we’re giving away 5 copies of the I’m Kind of Awesome Mini Inner-Truth™ Journal from […]

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Gratitude Hack: Give Thanks!

It may not be the tryptophan causing you to nod off after your turkey dinner on Thanksgiving; it may be the thanks you gave around the dining room table. Practicing gratitude reduces stress, and lower stress levels can lead to better sleep. University of California Davis psychology professor Robert Emmons told WebMD, “Gratitude research is beginning to […]

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Giveaway: SmartyPants Vitamin

As promised, in honor of National Family Caregivers Month and this year’s theme “Take Care to Give Care,” we are sharing some giveaways and tips to help you care for yourself this month. Today’s giveaway is a bottle of SmartyPants Vitamins Women’s Complete. Disclosure: This post is sponsored by SmartyPants Vitamins.  All opinions are my own. As […]

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Working Daughter Playlist: 10 Songs To Boost Your Spirits

What’s on your working daughter playlist? When my mother was in hospice, I would sometimes dread going to see her. I never knew what I was walking into. Would she wake up while I was there? Would we have a nice talk or would she be sad? Could I power through another night with no […]

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Join the Movement! Break Up With Sodium

The American Heart Association partnered with influencers like me for its Sodium Break Up campaign. As such, I received compensation for my time. The opinions and thoughts in this piece are my own. As working daughters, we get so busy balancing caregiving and career, that we often take short cuts when it comes to what we […]

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New Series From Amazon Written For the 40+ Crowd

In the Working Daughter world, Saturdays are the days we try to do something just for us. Today I spent the afternoon watching “The Other F Word,” a dramatic comedy series by award-winning filmmaker Caytha Jentis, on Amazon. (Full disclosure: I was compensated for reviewing the show. All opinions are my own.) The F word in this case […]

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The Best New Products for Caregivers

Note: This post about self care for caregivers may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you make a purchase.) We all know self care for caregivers is critical. And, we all know executing a self care plan can be next to impossible when we are sandwiched between our parents, our […]

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Is Strong The New 50? I Plan To Find Out

Disclosure: Abbott has partnered with influencers like me for its Ensure Program. As part of this Program, I received compensation for my time—but all thoughts and opinions are my own. The average caregiver is, like me, a woman who is married, in her late 40s, with a living parent or parents age 65 or older, […]

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