Category Archives: Lifestyle

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Giveaway: SmartyPants Vitamin

As promised, in honor of National Family Caregivers Month and this year’s theme “Take Care to Give Care,” we are sharing some giveaways and tips to help you care for yourself this month. Today’s giveaway is a bottle of SmartyPants Vitamins Women’s Complete. Disclosure: This post is sponsored by SmartyPants Vitamins.  All opinions are my own. As […]

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Working Daughter Playlist: 10 Songs To Boost Your Spirits

What’s on your working daughter playlist? When my mother was in hospice, I would sometimes dread going to see her. I never knew what I was walking into. Would she wake up while I was there? Would we have a nice talk or would she be sad? Could I power through another night with no […]

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Join the Movement! Break Up With Sodium

The American Heart Association partnered with influencers like me for its Sodium Break Up campaign. As such, I received compensation for my time. The opinions and thoughts in this piece are my own. As working daughters, we get so busy balancing caregiving and career, that we often take short cuts when it comes to what we […]

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New Series From Amazon Written For the 40+ Crowd

In the Working Daughter world, Saturdays are the days we try to do something just for us. Today I spent the afternoon watching “The Other F Word,” a dramatic comedy series by award-winning filmmaker Caytha Jentis, on Amazon. (Full disclosure: I was compensated for reviewing the show. All opinions are my own.) The F word in this case […]

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The Best New Products for Caregivers

Note: This post about self care for caregivers may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you make a purchase.) We all know self care for caregivers is critical. And, we all know executing a self care plan can be next to impossible when we are sandwiched between our parents, our […]

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Is Strong The New 50? I Plan To Find Out

Disclosure: Abbott has partnered with influencers like me for its Ensure Program. As part of this Program, I received compensation for my time—but all thoughts and opinions are my own. The average caregiver is, like me, a woman who is married, in her late 40s, with a living parent or parents age 65 or older, […]

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Pretty Prescriptions

If a daily vitamins or prescriptions have become part of your routine, why not pretty up the process with a Style Rx Designer Pill Box Case? Style Rx is pretty enough to leave out on your desk or nightstand, and small enough to toss in a purse. It can even carry an Epi Pen.  Style RX comes […]

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My Grandbox and 3 Other Subscription Boxes For Caregivers

As we’ve said before, your life is complicated but you still need to look pulled together and professional when you get to work. Your free time is limited so you need to focus on what matters most and simplify everything else. And, you deserve a little treat sometimes. So here are four more subscriptions boxes to try. Some of […]

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Beauty Hack: Fresh Sugar

No, not the kind you eat. The kind you wear. Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment with SPF 15 protects, moisturizes, and adds a hint of color. One swipe across your lips and you’re ready to face the world. It comes in a variety of subtle shades and retails for $22.50. Buy it here.

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What Mark Zuckerberg and President Obama Can Teach Caregivers

When my parents were both hospitalized at the same time, I wore yoga pants and a Lululemon jacket everyday. My hair was always wet and in a ponytail and I wore no makeup. I didn’t have time. I truly was that busy for about three months. During that phase a thoughtful friend sent me a […]

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Happy Holidays

  Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May you get time to relax, laugh and renew. I’ll be posting on a light schedule for the next 10 days but I’ll be back full force in 2016 ready to support all of you working daughters. Thank you for joining me on this site and […]

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4 Miracle Bags That Charge Your Phone

You cannot afford to miss a call. Your kids. the school. Your parents. The doctor. Clients. The boss. And now you don’t have to. No more searching for an outlet everywhere you go. No more lugging around an extra battery pack. Just grab your phone, your keys, your bag, and you’re good to go. Here […]

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