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2023 Desk Calendars Are Here

Our 2023 Desk Calendars are now available: 12 months of inspiring quotes from women about resilience, strength, gratitude and love for women balancing care, career and life. Two designs for any budget: premium easel design or standard, spiral design. 12 matte cards on polished beech wood easel block. $38.99 BUY HERE. Spiral bound, standing paper […]

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Winter Holiday Survival Guide 2022

The holidays are here. Are you ready? Fret not, we’ve got you covered with our last minute holiday survival guide. Shopping? Check out our holiday gift guide with gifts for everyone on your list from aging parents to grandchildren, home health aides and best friends. Feeling kind of blue? It’s okay, and wise, to make […]

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The Best Places To Work For Working Daughters

List honors businesses that support employee caregivers Recently, we went in search of the best places to work for working daughters. In time for National Working Daughters Day, here is our inaugural list. The list recognizes companies that support family caregivers and also raises awareness that businesses must do more to make caregiving and career compatible. The Best […]

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We won’t stop an exodus of women until we address eldercare

Commentary: A slew of recent reports have sounded the alarm bells about gender equity in the workplace and offered solutions to rectify it, but they basically ignore a critical component of working women’s lives: balancing work and eldercare. Until we address the fact that tens of millions of working women are caring for aging relatives, […]

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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Broaching Tough Topics With Your Aging Parents

For many working daughters, the holidays may be your best opportunity for having difficult conversations with your aging parents. As if the holiday season isn’t stressful enough! Here’s some advice on how to broach touchy topics like moving to assisted living, giving up a driver’s license, or getting in-home assistance during your visit. Remember, it’s a process. The “conversation” […]

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CareZips Make Incontinence Care Easier

Remember we told you about CareZips, pants for adults living with changes related to incontinence, mobility, and/or cognitive abilities? They’ve been updated, and, we have a discount for you! CareZips® were invented by Molly Dye, whose mother was living with Alzheimer’s. Molly observed caregivers struggling to change her mother’s adult briefs and knew there had […]

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Returning to Work After A Career Break Due to Eldercare

For working daughters, taking a career break is often the only option we see for finding the time and energy to care for an aging and/or ill parent or family member. In fact, nearly 70 percent of caregivers experience work-related interruptions and many of us stop work as a result. But remaining unemployed after caregiving ends […]

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Positive Self-Talk: The Benefits for Working Daughters

What are your thoughts when you open your eyes in the morning? Are you aware of them? When I was at the height of my caregiving, after both of my parents were diagnosed with terminal illnesses, one of my first thoughts after I woke in the morning was, “I can’t face today.” I would think […]

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Should I Tell My Boss I’m A Caregiver?

Should I tell my boss I’m a caregiver? I get asked this question almost weekly from women and men who are trying to balance eldercare with their careers. The answer is it depends. How eldercare affects careers If you have aging parents, there is a good chance at some point, your caregiving responsibilities will impact […]

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Celebrating Mother’s Day as a Working Daughter

Guidepost Magazine asked us to share our thoughts on Mother’s Day. You can read the full article here. The most important takeaway is this, “The key is to find your own particular sweet spot, even if it means honoring yourself and your mother separately or marking the holiday on a different date entirely…If that day […]

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