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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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Announcing National Working Daughters Day

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 […]

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7 Strategies for Dealing with Grief in the Time of COVID

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. […]

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The Working Daughter Guide to Managing Stress

Stress! It’s inevitable in a Working Daughter’s life, but that doesn’t mean it has to rule (or ruin) your life. Even if it’s for only 10 minutes a day, it’s key we find some ways to counter the pressures that often accompany caregiving. Exercise and meditation are awesome stress boosters. And we have a few […]

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On Pity Parties, Panicking and Power Anthems

Last week sucked.  1 trip to the Genius Bar 2 crying episodes in public 3 trips to local computer recovery experts  4 tech support calls 5 new pieces of equipment  6 hours of configuring a new laptop 7 days without a computer But it wasn’t just the broken computer, it was everything. Or was it? […]

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8 Daycation Ideas for Working Daughters

Working Daughter you need a vacation. I know. I know. You can’t make it happen. There’s work and care, and care, and work and bills. Besides, the stress of planning for a vacation feels like it outweighs the benefit of actually taking one, right? Okay then don’t take a full-fledged vacation. But promise me, you’ll […]

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6 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Make Your Workplace More Caregiver-Friendly

No doubt, the American workplace could use a serious overhaul when it comes to accommodating the fact workers have lives outside of the job. The United States, after all, is the only country in the developed world without a national maternity leave policy and one of thirteen countries in the world that does not guarantee […]

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8 Tips for Caring for Someone with Incontinence

This is sponsored content written by me in partnership with Depend® brand. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Lookout for a special offer from Depend brand at the end of this post.  “A hidden condition that is secreted by many and often feared due to loss of independence and quality of life.” This is […]

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Working Caregivers Feel Unsupported, At Risk

While American workers face great pressures trying to balance work and care, employers are not offering the benefits these caregivers want. As a result, working caregivers often feel unsupported, and in many cases, at risk, at work, according to a new report from the Harvard Business School Project on Managing the Future of Work. The […]

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More Tips On Balancing Caregiving and A Career

FACT: Caregiving WILL impact your career. Also a FACT: There are steps you can take to minimize that impact. Recently I had the opportunity to share some “Advice to my younger self” on Sara Holz’s podcast of the same name. And what would I tell my younger self about balancing caregiving and career? Lean in […]

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