Childhood holiday memories This is being written as an entry into ActiveRain's December Challenge where we are asked to share a favorite holiday memory. I have so many wonderful Christmas memories which continue to this day, but I thought I'd share the way the Cooney family did Christmas when I ... » Learn More about Childhood holiday memories
Children and Family
An Alzheimer's caregiving review As I mentioned previously, we recently became primary caregivers for my mother-in-law, who has Alzheimer's. She stayed with us for five weeks while her husband recuperated from a broken hip. They both returned home late last week. With upcoming home care aides and ... » Learn More about An Alzheimer’s caregiving review
Alzheimer's caregiving, week two. As mentioned last week, we have become the primary caregivers for my mother-in-law, who has Alzheimer's. It's only been a few weeks, but I continue to learn things that work or don't work, and here are a few of my insights from week number two. ... » Learn More about Alzheimer’s caregiving, week 2
Alzheimer's caregiving, week one. It's only been a week, but I've become the (hopefully temporary) primary caregiver for my mother-in-law, who has Alzheimer's. Her husband is out of commission for a while with a broken hip, so she's staying with us. And I can say, this is quite an experience. I'm ... » Learn More about Alzheimer’s caregiving, week one.
Lessons from pets. A few weeks ago, our beautiful Siberian Husky Halo passed away. She was close to 15 years old and had been slowing down over the last year or so. There were a few times she had trouble getting up stairs; but in general, she was fine. She could still yank a human arm out of its ... » Learn More about Lessons from pets