A Generation Xer's caregiving journey

An afternoon with the Dorothy Dandridge movie

Tweet Nana asked me to “test out” her DVD player by playing two DVDs. One of which was “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” starring Hallie Berry. Dorothy Dandridge was an Oscar-nominated actress for her role as “Carmen Jones” as in the movie by the same name. As we watched the “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” movie, I picked up… Continue Reading

Love you Body by Louise Hay #WorldBookDay recommendation

Tweet What I’m reading and continue to go back to reading is Love Your Body by Louise Hay. This book reminds me to be thankful for my health each and every day. Lately, I admit have been over- extending myself with going above and beyond with caregiving. Finally, I decided to focus on my own… Continue Reading

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

“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