One of the saddest things we can do in life – as a caregiver, or in any situation – is wait until…wait until things get better, until someone heals, until we get the promotion, until work slows down, until we get thinner, until we find the perfect partner, until the pandemic ends. Our lives are now, not when some event happens, or some event ends. And as challenging as it may be, we can learn to live, not just exist, in and through whatever we are facing.
One year of caregiving through COVID-19 and where are we now and what have we learned? Many of us are tired. Worn out from a year when every decision we made, every action we took was fraught with stress. Too many of us are grieving. This anniversary is a painful reminder of who we lost; […]
Finding meaning in difficult situations can help us heal and build resilience – and 2020 was nothing if not difficult. So what did working daughters learn this year? What lessons can we carry with us into 2021 and share with the rest of the world? 1. Caregivers are more than visitors. No one was prepared […]
To the Working Daughter crawling across the finish line of 2020, we see you! To the one who has cared for others all year and forgotten about herself, we care about you! To the one who thinks she just can’t make it another day of this trying, terrifying year, we’ve got you! To the one […]
What to gift all of the special people in your life? We’ve got answers! The 2020 Working Daughter Holiday Gift Guide has gift ideas* for all ages and all budgets. And, because we know how busy working daughters are, we’ve got easy wrapping solutions for you too! For your mother Memory keeper Give your mother […]
On November 17 We Will Honor the Millions of Unpaid Caregivers Supporting Aging Parents The first National Working Daughters Day, on November 17, will honor the millions of women who are caring for aging parents while working and often raising children too. National Working Daughters Day takes place during National Family Caregivers Month. There are […]
Many describe grief as waves, and I agree. Sometimes grief hits like a tidal wave and you think everything you know and love will be destroyed by it. Sometimes it feels like an onslaught of big waves that threaten to suck you under; surely you will drown. With time, grief feels more like the tide. […]
Guest post Father’s Day is approaching. If your dad is in an assisted living or nursing facility, showing your love is a challenge due to the regulations regarding visitors during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are a few tips for making his day special: 1. Visits? Yes, Maybe! Just in the past couple of weeks, communities have started […]