How well do your children know you? How well do you know your mother? This Mother’s Day, recognize similarities you have that you’ve overlooked!
On July 6th, I received that dreaded phone call. My beloved Mom passed away in Tucson, Arizona. Mom started having trouble breathing earlier in the day, and then at approximately 2 in the afternoon, just stopped breathing as she sat in her TV chair. She had what one would call a blessed passing. She did …
Happy Grandparents Day!!!!!!!!!!!! On August 8th in Seattle, Washington, our daughter Sarah and her husband Sol, brought a beautiful pink bundle of joy into this world. I am now a Grandma! Now, I understand why grandparents go on and on, bragging about their grandchildren. I’m proud, and not the least bit embarrassed to be a …
November is the month of giving thanks and, also happens to be- National Family Caregivers Month. More than 65 million Americans are caregivers. If you feel like you’re really just giving giving, giving, you’re not alone.
Katie Hafner, the author of an Oprah book of the week, Mother Daughter Me, was once one of those caregivers. She was living with and caring for both her teenage daughter and elderly mother – sandwiched between two slices of responsibility.
During menopause, more and more of us are gaining membership to the aptly named “Sandwich Generation,” a group marked by its responsibility to simultaneously care for both its children and parents. So if it seems like everybody wants (scratch that, needs) something from you these days, you’re not alone.