caregiving

7 #CareGiving Joys and Challenges

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Being responsible for a person (or pet’s) well being is an honorable and sometimes under-appreciated endeavor. Think of all the ways we appreciate those who care for us: Servers in restaurants Flight attendants Pilots, bus drivers, and train engineers Housekeepers in hotels Teachers Nurses and doctors and many others in hospitals and clinics Some of… read more

Self-CareGiving Matters!

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Are You an Automatic CareGiver? If you are in a caregiving role, taking care of your children, your pets, or your parents, this role is sometimes all consuming. Especially if you are caregiving for multiple people! So are you giving the most important person some care as well? This blog is about caregiving for YOU.… read more

CareGiving Joys and Challenges: Your Pets

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Some People Are Pet People. Cat people. Dog people. Horse people. I know people who love their pet chickens, too! Our daughter would like to have goats. If you love pets, you can’t imagine life without them! Dr.Jessica Vogelsang (aka Dr. V) has a blog post I particularly like, where she talks about the kid-gene… read more

CareGiving Joys and Challenges: Your Parents

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Flipping the Coin: Parenting Your Parents Some families joke about it: I changed your diaper, you’ll change mine. It’s good for a laugh…until it becomes true. Caregiving for your parents is often uncharted territory, and can develop slowly, or instantly. Serious illness or dementia aside, even relatively normal aging presents challenges to both the parents… read more

CareGiving Joys and Challenges: Your Children

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Parenting is a Special Journey The Joys of Your Children Parenting is not for everyone. But if you have jumped into the ring of parenting (yes, a bit like the ring of fire!) you have probably found the sweet spots…sometimes. As with most CareGiving, it’s about remembering to notice and hold onto those special moments… read more

Caregiving Quick Guide

You're bound to have questions!

For some people, caregiving is enjoyable, and it gives them energy and fulfillment to have contact with others knowing they are helping whether or not gratitude is shown. For others however, constantly being needed by another is exhausting, and these people need to do some self-care and take time for themselves in order to keep going.… read more