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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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Avoiding Winter Colds & Flu

Avoiding illness this winter may seem impossible, especially if you have kids in daycare, are frequently visiting hospitals or doctors’ offices or have coworkers coughing next to you. If on top of it, you’re stressed and tired, you’re only more susceptible to colds and flu. Caregivers need to stay healthy, so here are some tips to skipping the winter sickness […]

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Share Your Heartfelt Moments

Certain moments in our lives are worth remembering, celebrating and sharing. It is those everyday moments that fill your heart with joy that you’ll never forget and that still bring a smile to your face. These are the heartfelt moments we will always celebrate. Here are a few of the heartwarming moments we’ve gathered, and share your special moments in […]

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A Paper Crane Project: Coping with a Parent’s Diagnosis

My Dad’s Diagnosis For six months my studio apartment slowly filled with paper cranes. At first they started lining windowsills then bookshelves, countertops and wallboards. Finally, when space ran out, I strung the cranes using clear fishing wire and hung them on the walls. In June 2013 my Dad was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. As a 20-something starting my own […]

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8 Essential Questions about Respite Care

If you’re a full-time caregiver, you can’t do it all. If you feel like you could use a break every once in awhile, don’t be afraid to ask for help or look into respite care. What is respite care? You can continue to care for your loved one in your home, while also hiring a professional for short-term or periodic […]

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