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Category Archive: Caregiving


Craft gifts you make in minutes, but are loved forever

Caregivers can easily make this fleece craft project.

Signe Peterson isn’t a fan of idle hands. A CaringBridge volunteer and sometimes-caregiver, she often makes crafts for people who might need a little day-brightening. “This no-sew fleece craft project is inspired by my sister,” says Signe. “When she graduated from high school she and her friends, to remember each […]

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We’re celebrating National Caregiver Month – and you.

National Caregiver Month

You help a family member or a friend who’s on a health journey. You’re a caregiver.  And for that, all of November is dedicated to you. If National Caregivers Month is something you never asked for, or it seems like a bit too much of a tribute, it’s not — […]

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Spreading the culture of caring

The culture of caring grows, one person at a time.

Following my mother’s battle with cancer, the question that arose for me was, what do I do with all of this? “This” being all of the feelings of loss, pain, missed moments, and the big unanswered question — why? I had to decide how I would harness and use this […]

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How does a martyr ask for help? She doesn’t.

Caregivers should realize that there’s a whole network of people willing to help them.

Back to my status as martyr. For some history on this, read my first blog post, Top 3 reasons why I’m a martyr…not a caregiver. In dealing with cancer in my family, these unexpected people began to pop up in my life in roles I never would’ve assigned to them. Some […]

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Top 3 reasons why I’m a martyr…not a caregiver

Handling the challenges of caregiving

Why do I refuse to fall into the category called “CAREGIVER?” There are several reasons I never want to be a caregiver. I started collecting them over a decade ago when I first encountered the term. This list wasn’t a conscious effort, it was born out of a cringing response […]

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