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 […]
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 […]
Four times as many people are out of the workforce due to adultcare as are out due to childcare.
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 […]
Well before COVID, most Americans (89%) believed employers should try to offer workers flexibility to meet their families’ needs, as long as the work got done. The the global pandemic shuttered our workplaces and many employers had no choice but to let employees work from home. Now, as the country reopens, workers are being called back to […]
Moving a parent in with you, or moving in with a parent, is as big of a deal as moving your parent to senior living; the challenges are just different. Here are five tips for making the arrangement work. 1. Remember who the adult is. You both are! Your parents may be living under your […]
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 […]