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Author Archives: Kathleen
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
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
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
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
“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
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
I pirated this from my friend at The Oatmeal. SOPA is bad. Go tell your senators. NOW.
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
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