Tag Archives: working daughter

How Caring for Aging Parents Affects a Career: You’ll Be Surprised

People often ask me, fearing they already know the answer, “How does caring for aging parents affect a career? Can caring for your aging parents hurt your career?” But the other day, Denise Brown of Caregiving.com, who always poses the most thoughtful questions, asked me,  “Is caregiving good for your career?” Huh. My initial reaction was heck no. My personal […]

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6 Things Successful Caregivers Do Differently

You know those caregivers who keep it all together? Despite the responsibilities and challenges of caregiving, they still have time to pursue their own interests and they make time for friends, fun, and even fitness. How do they do it? In talking to working daughters all across the country, I’ve observed that successful, happy caregivers do […]

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5 Tips for Managing Your Emotions At Work          

  For years I thought I was rather unemotional. Boy was I wrong. I blame my lack of insight on Mr. Spock and the fact that I dined with the first officer of the starship Enterprise most nights of my youth. My father was a Trekkie and so my family watched Star Trek reruns while […]

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21 Tell Tale Signs You’re a Working Daughter

You might be a working daughter if… You can’t remember where you put your car keys, but you’ve memorized both of your parents’ Social Security numbers. You no longer take an aspirin when you have a headache. Instead you “dispense meds” for yourself. You have a story about poop, but you are too polite to […]

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Working Daughter Interview: Jana Panarites

Jana Panarites is the founder of Agewyz Media Group, author of Scattered: My Year As An Accidental Caregiver and host of The Agewyz Podcast, a weekly interview series featuring lively conversations with experts in the field of aging and people caring for a loved one amid the demands of the own lives. Where and when […]

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Working Daughter Interview: Kristina Butler

Kristina Butler is the CEO of KB Career Solutions. Like many of the working daughters we feature, Kristina feels most competent when she’s working. Where and when do you feel most competent? I feel most competent when I am engaged in conversation with job seekers about best practices for the most strategic job search results. It […]

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Parents, Not Parenting, A Bigger Work-Life Challenge?

“You’re mother should come live with you,” the doctor said, “Why isn’t she getting out more? You don’t call her every day?” “I travel a lot,” I stammered. “My sister calls her every day.” He proceeded to tell me about a seminar he attended, at Harvard he noted, about the importance of socialization for the […]

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7 Ways to Stay Relevant at Work

As working daughters we know we can’t predict when caregiving will hit. But one thing we do know, based on data from the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP, is that caregiving often hits at a very precarious point in a woman’s career. The research tells us that the average caregiver is female, married, in her late […]

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Working Daughter Interview: Denise Brown

Denise M. Brown is the founder and owner of the fantastic site, CareGiving.com. She is the author of several books including “The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey” and “Take More Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers.” Where and when do you feel most competent? I feel competent when I’m organizing and delegating. I also […]

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Working Daughter Interview: Judith Henry

Judith Henry is an author and speaker. Her book, The Dutiful Daughter’s Guide to Caregiving: A Practical Memoir, is a fantastic read for any woman, or man, looking for practical suggestions and useful information about caregiving. Where and when do you feel most competent? Oddly enough, in a medical setting when advocating for someone I love. After becoming a […]

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Working Daughter Interview: Petrina Hollingsworth

Petrina Hollingsworth juggles her job as a technical science editor, her role as a mother to two sons ages 8 and 12, and her responsibilities to her mother who moved to a senior living facility after the death of Petrina’s father. She is a full-fledged member of the sandwich generation, telling me, “More than once, I […]

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Working Daughter Interview: Cathy Sikorski

Cathy Sikorski has been a significant caregiver for the last 25 years for seven different family members and friends. A published humorist, Sikorski is also a practicing attorney who specializes in Elder Law. . Her latest endeavor is her humorous memoir Showering with Nana: Confessions of a Serial (killer) Caregiver (HumorOutcasts Press 2015). Where and […]

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