A Generation Xer's caregiving journey

“No free coffee for you!” Says Dunkin Donuts to Fairfield County, CT after #UConn #BleedBlue win.

Tweet @MyMamasKeeper We’re sorry for the inconvenience but Fairfield County is outside our market. Please follow @DunkinNYTri for local offers! — Dunkin’ Donuts in CT (@DDinCT) April 9, 2014   In case you’ve been under a rock, UConn won the NCAA mens championship basketball title. The women also won the championship last night. After the… Continue Reading

Always have a backup plan when dealing with Paratransit

Tweet   Before Thanksgiving, I’d scheduled a pickup time for Nana so that she could spend time with the family. so we called paratransit. We were outside waiting for the van before our assigned time, but no one came. Turns out, the driver was on the wrong street. I called the office and they told… Continue Reading

Laugh

Tweet Tell us about your biggest belly laugh in 2013! This was the time my nana and I went to an administrative office to file an application. There was a man waiting there with a cane and he would sing a bit, then say “Oy Vey!” It was hard not to laugh. Every so often… Continue Reading

Accept

Tweet What imperfection did you come to accept in your life in 2013? How will you embrace it more in 2014? My genetics. I found out that I’m at risk for a family condition that has lasted for generations. I knew it was inevitable, but I didn’t think it would be this soon. I will… Continue Reading

Send

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… Continue Reading

Capture

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… Continue Reading

Sing

Tweet What song or lyrics will be forever tied to 2013 in your mind? What songs are you excited to keep with you through 2014? For this, I actually had to look at my iTunes download list. Most of the tunes I listen to are “old school”, so if I downloaded anything, it would of… Continue Reading

ReBuild

Tweet What do you plan to pick-up or rebuild this year? I am continuing to rebuild in all areas of my live, especially within myself. Ever since late 2012, I have been rebuilding by meditating, de-cluttering and organizing. Making room for the new, everyday taking a step. In case you’re joining us for the first time,… Continue Reading

Hasten

Tweet What new trick or shortcut did you learn in 2013? What do you want to speed up in 2014? I learned that I don’t need cable. I had let go of several services I was paying for, including cable 1 year ago. I’ve re-learned about the digital converter thanks to a family member and… Continue Reading