Category Archives: You

Worksheet: Build Your Team

Smart working daughters build a team to support them. Download this worksheet to help you identify the people who can support you from friends and neighbors who can help with rides to appointments and soccer practice, to doctors and specialists you can rely on to support your parent(s), to friends who listen and lift you […]

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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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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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How To Recover From Stressful Times: Be the Butterfly

I took a walk today. While that may seem unremarkable, and indeed it is, it was significant, symbolic even, to me. Walks are how I recover from stressful times. If you read my last post, you know life has been stressful for my father and me. He’s been bouncing around from facility to facility, his […]

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6 Tips for Staying Organized as a Caregiver

A working daughter asks, “Does caregiving make anyone else more and more forgetful or is it just me?” Oh, honey! It’s not just you. It’s everything. It’s work deadlines and client appointments and staff meetings. It’s your parents’ doctors’ appointments and medications and groceries and errands. It’s your doctor’s appointments and medications and errands and […]

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How To Be Good Enough: Tips for Managing Caregiver Stress

Caregiving is not for the weak. Nor is it for the perfect. Nope, there is no room for perfection when you are balancing caring for someone sick and/or elderly, working outside the home for pay, perhaps raising children, and trying to maintain some semblance of a life. The key to managing caregiving stress is to […]

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