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 […]
WORKING DAUGHTER HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2022
The Working Daughter Holiday Gift Guide for 2022 has gifts for all of the people in your life from elderly parents to young kids.
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 […]
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, […]
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” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Now can we get real about supporting working daughters?
Four times as many people are out of the workforce due to adultcare as are out due to childcare.
Introducing the Best Places to Work for Working Daughters
At Working Daughter, we are on a mission to make caregiving and career compatible. Right now balancing the two is not so easy! While there is an endless stream of resources to guide working mothers – friends and family throw them baby showers to help prepare them for childcare, they go to Mommy & Me […]