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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2015 Holiday Gift Guide

We want you to enjoy the holidays, not get stressed about all the extra items on your to do list. So we’ve picked out gifts for all of the people on your shopping list, including you. Here are our top picks this holiday season for: The friend who never lets you down: This White Lavender Truffle whipped […]

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Hillary Clinton Proposes Tax Break for Caregivers

In what will hopefully be much more emphasis on caregiving from the presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton proposed a tax credit for caregivers taking care of elderly or disabled family members. From her plan: “Many family members, most often spouses and adult daughters*, spend time out of the workforce, cut back on hours, or use personal […]

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Vivian Geary

The Working Daughter Interview: Vivian Geary

Vivian Geary is the founder and CEO of Caring for Family Caregivers. Vivian admires the resiliency of  other caregivers and builds her own by taking care of herself. Where and when do you feel most competent? I feel most competent at home taking care of household issues.  Everything is very fluid and I don’t have […]

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So You Think It’s Time for Assisted Living

  5 Tips for Starting “the Conversation” Several of you have told me you are heading into Thanksgiving weekend planning to have “the talk” with elderly relatives about their living situations. It’s become apparent to you that your parent or relative living alone isn’t a good scenario. You’re worried about isolation, falls, navigating the stairs, driving, […]

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Caregiver News Roundup Nov. 22, 2015

In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of caregiver related stories and news from around the web. From Elle: Taking Care of a Parent is the Ultimate Test of Adulthood A personal essay about coming of age as an adult caregiver. From Wicked Local Concord: Holidays bring opportunity to review elder care Great list of “red flags” […]

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You Need Backup So We Found the Perfect Power Pack

  You play the power position in so many people’s life so you certainly can’t be without backup. This battery pack is the perfect tool for your busy life.  Compatible with iPhone 4-6S+, IPad and Android phones and tablets, it has two USB connections. $54 from Amazon.com.

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book cover The Caregiving Trap

It’s Not You, It’s Them: 4 Strategies for Family Caregivers

Pamela Wilson, author of the new book, The Caregiving Trap: Solutions for Life’s Unexpected Changes  sent us some tips for maintaining “balanced emotions while caregiving.” I can’t keep my emotions balanced on a perfect day, never mind while caregiving, but I’m always open to advice. Overall, she cautions caregivers not to take caregiving personally. Great […]

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8 Tips for Balancing Caregiving and Career

One weekend last summer I got a call that something was wrong at my parents’ house and could I go check on them immediately. I left the house the next morning and didn’t return for a week. It turned out they were both sick and in seven days I admitted my father to the ER, […]

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Twitter chat

Join Our Twitter Chat TONIGHT 11/17

TONIGHT on Twitter we’re talking about how to balance caring for aging parents with career, kids and life. Please join us as we discuss how to get flexibility at work, how to prepare for a crisis, ways to practice self care. Follow me @hello_ladies and use #workingdaughter. I’ll be giving away some of my favorite […]

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Phyllis Myung

The Working Daughter Interview: Phyllis Myung

Phyllis Myung is a freelance communications and social media consultant and a blogger at Napkin Hoarder. Phyllis is learning to prioritize self care, but still struggles with caregiver guilt. Where and when do you feel most competent? Probably at church – the expectation is not to be perfect, so I feel like I can stand […]

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Dear Caregiver, What You’re Feeling Is Normal

Dear Caregiver, I want you to know that what you’re feeling is normal. It’s normal to feel like caregiving is a burden, not a blessing. It’s normal to want this all to be over. It’s normal for hating yourself for feeling that way. It’s normal to enjoy aspects of your parent’s age and illness – […]

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