A Generation Xer's caregiving journey

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How come no one has sent me a Christmas card?

“How come no one has sent me a Christmas card?”

no christmas card

This is how I was greeted this morning by Nana.

“I guess everyone calls and text now. No one has time to actually write a Christmas card and send it in the mail.”

This took me back. Everyone she was in contact with either moved from the area or had moved on.

So, during the day, I did what any dutiful granddaughter would do. I found a blank holiday card I had from years ago that I never used, filled it out, addressed it and put it in the mail.

Is there someone you know that has the holiday blues because it just doesn’t seem like the holidays? Send them a greeting card. It just might make their day, no, their season.

photo credit: Nova Scotia Archives Victorian Christmas Card via photopin (license)

Should you disclose your caregiving in a job interview?

Tweet 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… Continue Reading

When a caregiver’s health becomes part of the equation

Tweet When caregiving for elderly or for children, the last thing we think about is our own health, until something brings it to the forefront. Then the question then becomes “Who will take care of me?” in addition to “who will take care of my loved one, while I deal with my health?” Over the… Continue Reading

Why its important to keep track of medications

Tweet Yesterday, I went to pick up my grandmother’s medicine. I got home and I realized that there were 2 medicines that were the same, but in different doses. It’s a good thing that Grandma taught me how to read. I promptly went back to the pharmacy, and asked that the previous one be cancelled.… Continue Reading