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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7 Things To Do in January for a Successful 2019 at Work

January is a working woman’s back-to-school – a clean slate. Think new outfit, new office supplies, and better study – or work, habits. Use this month wisely to prepare for a successful year at work – no matter what curve balls life throws you in the coming months. Here are 7 things to do in […]

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4 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

Happy New Year! Resolutions are so easy to make but so damn challenging to keep. Not to worry. Here are 4 resolutions that will help you hit the reset button, and, that you will be able to stick to well past January 31. 1. Practice gratitude. Research shows that taking the time to acknowledge what […]

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Working Daughter Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Working daughters, especially those balancing eldercare, career, and kids, need to be super efficient with their time. So if you’re going to savor any of the sweetness of this holiday season, you need your holiday shopping to go smoothly. We’ve got you covered this year with our 2018 Working Daughter Holiday Gift Guide. There are […]

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If This Holiday Is a First: 5 Steps for Coping

Let’s be honest. The holidays can be challenging, even under the best of circumstances. Food, family and festivities are supposed to be fun but often just feel like added stress in your already busy life. And if you are experiencing a “first,” the holidays are that much more challenging – the first holiday with your […]

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How to Talk to Family Members That Aren’t Contributing to the Work

This is a sponsored post from Freedom Care in New York. When it comes to caring for our aging parents and family members, the responsibility usually falls to one person. It’s not because others don’t want to help, but there is usually one person in the family, often the oldest sibling, who feels the need […]

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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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The 6 Types of People Every Working Daughter Should Have on Her Team

I believe caregiving should be a team sport, but too often we go it alone. Caregivers often report feeling isolated and lonely with too few options to turn to for help. It shouldn’t be that way! Smart working daughters build a team to support them. Here are the 6 types of people every working daughter […]

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Checklist: The Medical Forms You Must Have

If you care for an aging or sick parent, do not leave home without these 5 items. You never know when a medical emergency might arise and you want to be prepared to make smart, timely decisions. These 5 items will ensure your family member receives the best care possible based on any existing medical […]

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Checklist: Hospital Discharge

Smart caregivers know that the time to develop a hospital the discharge plan is the minute your parent is admitted. Otherwise you can find yourself scrambling to make post-hospital arrangements. Here’s our guide of what to do when your elderly parent is discharged from the hospital.

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Caregivers Are Part of the Team

Hello medical professional. Do you see me me over here in the corner in the not too comfortable chair? I’m the one who drove your patient to the hospital today. I’m the one who took time off from work and will be working late tonight as a result.  I’m the one who will sit here […]

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When You Suck At Accepting Help

I’ve long said that the six most annoying words anyone can say to a caregiver are, “You need to take care of yourself.” Why? Because, no sh*t. You don’t think we know that? You don’t think we are acutely aware that we can’t go down because there are people depending on us, and, well, because […]

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