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About Tom McNulty

Tom McNulty is a guest blogger for CaringBridge and the author of “CLEAN LIKE A MAN – Housekeeping for Men (and the Women Who Love Them)”.

Tom's Posts:

Caregiving Alone? How to Get the Caregiving Help You Need

Anyone coping with a difficult health journey needs a caregiver – someone who steps up as their advocate, cook, errand-runner, communicator, valet, secret shopper and much more. If you’re that caregiver, you know the reality check: time is limited, you can’t be everywhere at once, and there are always unforeseen emergencies large and small. We get it, and we’re here […]

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Maddy’s Story – Reaching Out with the Promise of Love

In 2001, Cheryl Karpen received a desperate phone call from a father – and old friend – whose daughter had tried to end her life. “Maddy trusts you,” he said. “Won’t you please reach out to her?” At 16, his daughter was fighting a hard battle to fit in and belong at school, but felt only rejection. While her parents and […]

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“Hope Conquers All” Interview with Author Sona Mehring

Author Sona Mehring is the founder of CaringBridge.org – the online social network that helps people negotiate health journeys in the best possible way: supported by all the love, hope, and compassion their families and friends can share with them. Now She Has a Book, “Hope Conquers All” Her new book is a collection of warm, uplifting stories by some […]

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10 Ways to Stay Productive While You Wait

Caregiving takes compassion and commitment. It also requires patience to serve the person in your care. Standing in line at the pharmacy and supermarket, waiting in the doctor’s office or at physical therapy, in a traffic jam or at a red light when running errands…you could be using that time with a purpose. What are the best ways for a […]

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Seven Ways to Use Humor for Healing

It’s tough to maintain your sense of humor when you’re in pain, recovering, cooped up — or giving care to someone who’s dealing with these challenges. But using humor as a coping technique can defuse stress, brighten your general outlook and enhance your overall health. Laughing at life’s difficulties (or at least smiling at them) can help you see situations […]

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A Nation of Caregivers

The Fourth is here again – Independence Day. A day to watch the parade with a kid on your shoulders, eat barbecue, take in fireworks and celebrate our American heritage. And from where we sit here at CaringBridge, it’s a time to remember two things about being Americans. First, We’re Generous Americans have big hearts, plus loyalty and pride. We […]

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