Your Best Life Now. Not.

Your Best Life Now. Not.

I follow Tim Keller on Facebook. And recently, he posted a quote that caught my eye. “We get angry when we feel like God owes us a better life than we have.” Ooh. That one stings. Have you ever experienced this? Maybe it was anger over a promotion you didn’t receive...
When Caregiving Sparks Stress Instead of Joy, What Can You Do?

When Caregiving Sparks Stress Instead of Joy, What Can You Do?

When caregiving sparks stress instead of joy, what can you do about it? That’s a question I began mulling over since I posted a survey on my website about stress and compassion fatigue in caregivers way back in 2019. Within 2 days, the survey had been completed...
When Caregiving Sparks Stress Instead of Joy, What Can You Do?

Kelley Chose the “Yes” of Faith

As every mom has, I have been faced with some difficult decisions. And with five children, three with special needs, one might say my faith has been flexed. Several early life experiences contributed to my learning to be a caregiver and advocate. One season in my...
When Caregiving Sparks Stress Instead of Joy, What Can You Do?

Tips to Help Deep Thinking Caregivers Find Their Sweet Spots

This is the fourth article in a series exploring what puts family caregivers in their “sweet spots” when supporting a family member with special needs. Today we’re looking at some challenges and opportunities for caregivers who think deeply. Do you have a...
When Caregiving Sparks Stress Instead of Joy, What Can You Do?

Tap Your Caregiver Strengths

I am a full-time caregiving mom for an adult daughter with severe-profound developmental disabilities and complex health issues. Family caregivers like me understand that self-care can feel daunting, even impossible much of the time. A nap is rare for most. A...
When Caregiving Sparks Stress Instead of Joy, What Can You Do?

Resource Corner: An Insightful Surprise and Two Delights for Kids

Claire Krantz is back this month to share a new Resource Corner. She’s offering reviews, ideas and recommendations about books, music and movies of interest to special needs families. Claire recently pulled some books from Walk Right In Ministries’ Lending...