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.
Children and Family
Lessons from pets
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
Don’t forget to write to your mother, Private!
Don’t forget to write to your mother, Private! In 1992, I gave birth to my first son, Michael, now known as Mike. Mike joined the world, immediately showing his energetic side. He was running around the house on his own two feet before he was one year old. In fact, right around that time he ... » Learn More about Don’t forget to write to your mother, Private!
“I want my life to matter”
"I want my life to matter" My son Daniel said those words to me earlier this year, “I want to do something with my life that matters, Mom.” ... » Learn More about “I want my life to matter”
Things my parents were right about….
Things my parents were right about...... As I was walking the dog this morning*, the temperature was around 25 and the wind was extremely gusty. I thought how great it was that I was staying warm with my wool hat, warm coat, boots and mittens. Then my mind zipped to the same kind of day when I ... » Learn More about Things my parents were right about….