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About Katie Dohman

Katie Dohman is a freelance writer and editor living in St. Paul with her husband, new baby girl and two rescue mutts.

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5 Easy-DIY Thank You Gifts

Treat Them Right Make a Body Scrub for a spa experience in their home shower. It takes two minutes. Mix together either 2 cups sugar (can be brown or granulated) and 1 cup carrier oil of your choice (olive oil is very moisturizing, as is coconut or jojoba). To add a nice and therapeutic fragrance, drop in 10 to 20 […]

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Life & Recovery after a Brain Aneurysm

Lisa remembers getting up early one morning, taking a walk with her church group, then having a cup of cup of coffee. She looked at her watch and realized she was going to be late to her personal training appointment. And that’s all she remembers for the following five weeks, save for some medicine-induced dreams. She spent those five weeks […]

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Four Funny, Fascinating Flicks

It’s easy to lose sight of taking some time for yourself among all the preparations, expenditures, and obligations of being a caregiver. Sometimes it feels like taking a break is impossible, or that you need a two-week trip to the Bahamas (stat!) to lower the stress-o-meter. But sometimes, all you need to hit the reset button is a cozy night […]

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Great Tips for Making Photobooks

The digital world has been both a blessing and a curse: These days, we all have cameras that can hold thousands of photos, and our phones are never more than a few feet away, ready to capture an important moment. But how many of those photos have you printed so that you can gift them, share them, or enjoy them […]

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Six Ways to Find Time For Yourself

When you get on an airplane, you hear the drill: In case of emergency, put on your own oxygen mask, then help others. “I probably use that analogy in every class I teach,” says Jenny West, Caregiver Support Community Educator at Family Means in Stillwater, Minnesota. “You have to be at 100 percent to give 100 percent.” Here, West provides […]

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Keeping Your Job While Caregiving

Caregiving can often be uncharted waters. Add in the juggle of a day job, and it can feel downright impossible to navigate. What to do when an unpredictable, important personal situation and the need for a paycheck and professional outlet collide? Leanna Smith at the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging in St. Paul, Minn., says the solution usually starts by […]

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