Parents of Kids With Special Health Needs Are Making a Huge, Secret Social Contribution

Parents of Kids With Special Health Needs Are Making a Huge, Secret Social Contribution

Susan estimates that her husband and Jack’s siblings spent about 14 hours a week actively caring for him. She did the rest. It wasn’t easy. “I really feel for people that have children with severe disabilities,” Susan told me. “Isolation and loneliness come with the...
We’re here for ALL caregivers

We’re here for ALL caregivers

When I first conceived of The Caregiver Space, I was going through what I perceived to be a rough patch. I needed to be available to my husband and his mother, both cancer patients, 24/7. It took about six months before I began to look for support online. The Internet...
My Mom Had A Massive Stroke And I Became Her Caregiver

We Shouldn’t Have To Rearrange Our Lives To Provide At-Home Elder Care For Our Aging Parents

I remember, as a brand new bride, my new mother in law grasping my arm before I even left the sanctuary. Smiling at me, she burbled, “I’m so glad he married you! Now I won’t ever have to be in a nursing home!” My mother once informed me that, as the only...