Who calls the shots?

Who calls the shots?

I turned forty-three years old last month. Yay, me. Birthdays have never been particularly monumental to me. I neither dread nor rejoice in them. This year, hubby decided this was the perfect opportunity for me to have the honor of making all the decisions. What to...
Leave a message

Leave a message

Voicemails seemed so archaic. And then his mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. And then she was gone. Listen to the episode on Invisibilia. External ArticleEveryone is talking about caregiving, but it can still be difficult to find meaningful information and real...
The ultimate guide to starting your own blog about caregiving

The ultimate guide to starting your own blog about caregiving

Are you ready to share your experience of taking care of someone? Have you been thinking about starting your own caregiving blog? Here’s how to do it! The right way to start a blog Most people who want to start a blog are thinking of more than just sharing their...
Our Sacred Little World of Dying

The Boxed Generation: Caring and Coping on All Sides

Baby Boomers and Gen Xer’s had better get used to this complex reality, because their generations are moving from being the Sandwich Generation to becoming the Boxed Generation. The term “sandwich generation” was first used in 1981 by social worker Dorothy Miller to...
Forget it

Forget it

People associate forgetfulness with age — and dementia. But this couple navigates marriage when only one of them can form new memories like most of us. Here’s how one couple has built a life — and a memorable marriage — after stroke induced...
Seeing-Eye Runner

Seeing-Eye Runner

When I asked Luanne (5 days before the event) to be my partner for the TransRockies Run, a three-to-six day tandem adventure trail race through the Colorado Rocky Mountains, she jumped at the chance. “We live in a mobile world and when you aren’t a part of it, you’re...