Daughters, we’d like to thank fellow daughter, Lydia Chan for the below guest blog post. Lydia is the co-creator of Alzheimerscaregiver.net, a website that aims to provide tips and resources to help caregivers. Her mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Lydia found herself struggling to balance the responsibilities of caregiving and her own life. She […]
Daughters, meet Carla Macklin, the founder of a new company that has just launched: Alium Adaptive Apparel. The mission of the company is to design clothing to help caregivers have the best access to giving care while keeping the senior feeling comfortable and dignified. Carla showcased her new clothing line at the 2017 National Caregiving […]
Fellow Daughter Sally Collins is a stay at home mom who lives in the Caribbean. She’s the primary caregiver for her mom who has colorectal cancer. Discover what Sally’s learned about the importance of caring for ourselves while caring for our loved ones. Thanks, Sally for sharing your heart and experience, and links to great […]
Daughters, meet fellow daughter, Aisha Adkins. Aisha is a Millennial and a full-time caregiver for her mother and founder of Our Turn 2 Care, a platform for young adult caregivers who are people of color or members of the LGBTQA community. She’s an authentic storyteller who’s driven by her faith, inspired by her family, and […]
Welcome to Part Two of our interview with Happy Healthy Caregiver’s creator and founder, Elizabeth Miller. In Part One, Elizabeth shared the most important lessons she’s learned from her caregiving experience and what led her to create www.happyhealthycaregiver.com. In Part-two, Elizabeth talks about her Certified Caregiving Consultant course, upcoming Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast and where […]
The absolute best part about uniting daughters is the amazing women we meet along the way. This week we’d like to introduce you to Elizabeth Miller, founder of www.happyhealthycaregiver.com. Elizabeth is a positive force to reckon with – she’s on a mission to help families integrate caregiving with life and support caregivers in their journey […]
This week our fellow daughter, Shay Moser delivers part three of her three-part series on the lessons she’s learning from her best friend, Dena. Dena traveled the caregiving journey with her mom who had pancreatic cancer and is now traveling it with her dad who has a terminal illness. Thanks, Shay, and Dena for sharing […]
Daughters, have you entered the ‘daughter hood’ yet? If so, you totally know. If not, chances are pretty high that eventually you’ll be there. Here’s the great news – when you arrive – there are millions of other daughters more than ready and willing to help you through. Yes, it’s scary, sad and stressful, but […]
Daughters, meet fellow daughter, Jessica McLean. Jessica is a freelance writer and full-time caregiver to her Mom who has Primary Progressive MS and Epilepsy. She lives Austin, TX with her husband and Mom, and blogs about caregiving tips, ideas, and solutions at Givea.Care. In this week’s blog, Jessica (aka ‘Jess’) shares three significant lessons she’s […]
Welcome to Part Two of our interview with CareGiving.com’s creator and founder, Denise Brown. In Part One of our interview, we learned how Denise went from being a writer to launching one of the first online caregiving support communities, which has been in existence since the ‘90’s. In Part Two, Denise talks about how CareGiving.com […]
Daughters, this week we’re thrilled to introduce you to fellow daughter and caregiving expert, Denise Brown. Denise is the founder and creator of CareGiving.com and has been helping family caregivers since the early 90’s. Her story is fascinating and truly inspiring. Find out how Denise went from being a writer to a pioneer in the […]
Daughters meet fellow daughter, teacher, speaker, writer, and former nurse, Valeri Miller. Valeri knows caregiving all too well. She’s cared for her grandmother, mother-in-law, father-in-law and father – sometimes all at the same time- for the past 17 years. She left her career as a nurse in order to stay home and nurse her relatives. […]
This week our fellow daughter, Sally Collins, a stay at home mom who lives in the Carribbean, tells her story about how virtual surveillance technology enabled her to remotely connect with her mom in Las Vegas following surgery for colorectal cancer. Amazing. Thanks, Sally for sharing your heart and experience!
This week our fellow daughter, Shay Moser delivers part two of her three-part series on the lessons she’s learning from her best friend, Dena. Dena traveled the caregiving journey with her mom who had pancreatic cancer and is now traveling it with her dad who has a terminal illness. Thanks, Shay and Dena for sharing […]
Daughters, the experience of caring for a loved one often brings with it many life lessons and discoveries. Find out what sisters and bloggers, Jessica and Shane learned about the therapeutic value of organization while they walked beside their oldest sister on her journey with terminal cancer.
Have you ever met someone and had an instant soul connection? That was my experience when I met, Jodi Hempel at the 2016 National Caregiving Conference in Chicago, Il. Jodi has an amazing story that started when she 19 years old. Since then she’s made it her life’s work to prepare people for how to […]
We’re honored to meet amazing Daughters on a daily basis who have danced the caregiving dance. This week we’re featuring Colleen Kavanaugh, known to many in cyber space as The Longest Dance. Colleen is one of those ‘salt of the earth people’ who you know you can trust the instant you meet her. She’s ‘been […]
Daughters, are you familiar with the term, ‘writing therapy’? Did you know it’s one of the most powerful tools out there for improving our mood, reducing stress and actually freeing up space in our brain? Author, Judith Henry is in the process of creating an online writer’s workshop and has graciously provided our Daughter Tribe […]
Daughters, if you’re one of the nearly 15 million Americans who provide unpaid care to a person living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, you need to meet Lisa Gwyther, one of the early advocates working to support your journey. She’s founder and director of the Duke Family Support Program and one of […]
Daughters, do you know a Millennial (someone between the ages of 18-34) who is caring for a family member? We do. Her name is Feylyn Lewis and she’s dedicated her life’s work to supporting other younger age caregivers. Check out her story and what she has to say about Millennial caregivers. Thanks, Feylyn!
Have you ever met someone and just ‘knew’ you were meant to be friends? That’s how I felt when meeting Judith Henry, author of “The Dutiful Daughter’s Guide to Caregiving”. Judith is an amazing writer who captured her journey of caring for her parents with tremendous depth and humor and weaves in a plethora of […]
Daughters, meet Shay Moser, our first guest Daughter Blogger. Shay has an amazing story to share about how her best friend’s caregiving journey has now motivated her to be ready for when her time arrives. . Thanks, Shay for sharing your heart and awesome writing skills!
Daughters, we all ride the Boomerang Care Roller Coaster in one way, shape or form; it’s an emotional ride like no other and it’s just a matter of time. Are you ready?
Daughters, are you feeling totally burned out, exhausted, furious, on edge, out of your mind crazy? It’s okay. It’s just the Daughter (Caregiver) Burnout B(W)itch. Read more to find out some recommendations for sending her ‘on her way’.