Listed on Thrive’s Top 20 Blogs for Caregivers

by mamaskeeper on November 7, 2014

What an honor it is to be listed in such good company on the Thrive’s Top 20 Blogs for Caregivers.

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medium 5590137383 300x225 Should you disclose your caregiving in a job interview?

How come nothing has barely been said about caregiving and job hunting?

I saw this post from Fast Company, Should you disclose your pregnancy in a job interview.

A friend of mine stated that one should not disclose that they are caregiving “It’s like saying that your pregnant.”

Huh?

According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, over 1/4  of the U.S. adult population or 29% provides care to someone on some level.

In the office already, at least 1 in 6 employees is already caregiving. Its a face of life just like pregnancy.

This number is more likely to increase over time with a factor of  aging Baby Boomers.

What’s a caregiver to do?

Caregivers have been known to sacrifice their career, with an impact of millions of dollars in productivity.

Caregivers have the skills to manage and balance than they get credit for.

Research the company to see if they offer benefits like flextime, employee assistance programs or unpaid leave.

Have you interviewed for a job while caregiving? Are you getting the support you need. Let me know in the comments.

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Tweet   Nana had to call the post office, not once, not twice but 3 times before they delivered her package to her. She said she didn’t want to bother me about it, because she knows how I don’t care for that particular post office, due to the customer service I received in the past. [...]

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Tweet What was the best thing you sent to someone in 2013? What will you send this year? I send gingerbread to my cousin. This was a big deal because I never bake. The gingerbread turned out really good. It reminded me of my great-grandmother and how she used to bake for us. What will [...]

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Tweet Share your favorite memory captured from 2013. What’s your plan to capture 2014? 2013 will always be the year when I depended on my core strength, I went natural, I ate healthier and I improved my health. 2014 will be the year that I work on the outside, my environment and home to be [...]

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