Laverne: Why Naming Our Burdens Helps Them Matter

Laverne: Why Naming Our Burdens Helps Them Matter

I’m not sure if calling an ostensibly useless limb by its own name is a reaction to the grief of the loss from the stroke but it sure does make us all laugh when we are transferring her from her wheelchair into the car all the while scolding Laverne for not wanting to come along for the journey.

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Dear Me at 80

Dear Me at 80

Well, me, you’ve made it to another milestone. You’ve likely cracked a few more phone screens and racked up more casualties in the laundry-black-hole-for-sock-pairs. In summary, you’ve won some and you’ve lost some more, no doubt.... can I offer some suggestions for your life at age 80? 

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Did Someone Order a Sandwich? (The new normal of raising children while caring for an aging parent)

Did Someone Order a Sandwich? (The new normal of raising children while caring for an aging parent)

I try to keep my voice soft because: how can I really know the answers? So I do my best to be patient, not freak out, and answer. all. the. questions.

On being a member of the  sandwich generation which refers to those who take care of an aging loved one while still taking care of children.

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