Author Archives: Kathleen

About Kathleen

Kathleen Heuer is a serial arts advocate and volunteer. She is the mom of two beautiful girls, wife to a brilliant nuclear engineer, and referee between her golden retriever and her hissy 18-year-old cat. For more, go to http://about.me/kathleendheuer.

Caregiving: What I learned

This caregiving journey has been a long, hard road. But along the way, there have been blessings…and lessons. 1. Put on your own oxygen mask first. 2. Ask for help. 3. Always look on the bright side of life. 4. … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened…

I dug this out of my drafts. I’d written it 5 days before Mom died. No wonder it was abandoned. Still, it’s kind of a funny story, and a good illustration (cautionary tale?) of caregiving stress. Enjoy! A funny thing … Continue reading

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NPR’s Scott Simon tweets a long goodbye to his mother

There’s a great piece here on the way Scott Simon tweeted the loss of his mother. They’re the same reasons I decided to blog life with my mom: to get support, and to share  the lessons I learned along the … Continue reading

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Home again, home again, jiggety-jig

I attended BlogHer ’13 in Chicago last week. It was a great experience, for many reasons, which I hope to get into in a recap post. It was a different experience than I’d had at BlogHer ’09. Back then, my … Continue reading

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Life is like a sandwich!

“Life is like a sandwich! Birth as one slice, and death as the other. What you put in-between the slices is up to you. Is your sandwich tasty or sour?” ― Allan Rufus

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320 Blog Posts that Changed My Career

This post was inspired by Michelle Rafter and posted over at BlogHer. I started blogging in 2008, mostly to save my sanity. I had just become an unwilling member of the sandwich generation, and it pushed me into a deep … Continue reading

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Stop SOPA

I pirated this from my friend at The Oatmeal. SOPA is bad. Go tell your senators. NOW.

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Grand Nationals recap

If you were following me on Twitter this past Saturday night, you may have noticed that I was tweeting about #grandnationals. Nonstop. Yeah. Sorry about that. If you’re not familiar with the event, the Bands of America Grand National Championships … Continue reading

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Chronic

This was originally written as a comment on Erin Kotecki Vest’s blog post about being chronically afflicted with lupus. Go read it. I’ll wait. It’s eye-opening. Oh Erin…my heart aches. I was the primary caregiver to my mom for the … Continue reading

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Review: Rubbermaid Reveal Mop

I’ve always really kinda hated mopping. Which meant that it hardly ever got done. I always seemed to be stuck with a nasty, germ-riddled  sponge mop. If it was the deluxe model, it had a scrubber pad on one side! … Continue reading

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