When Tension is a GIFT

Why do we do the things we know we shouldn’t do? And why don’t we do more of the things we know we should do? We get impatient waiting for dreams to come true and get frustrated when our hopes aren’t satisfied. We have everything we truly need for this life because of...
We’ve Got the Tools, Let’s Hold the Faith!

We’ve Got the Tools, Let’s Hold the Faith!

I changed the thermostat in my 2001 Impala last week. Now, for everyone other than mechanics and DIY aficionados, that may sound impressive. Maybe. Maybe not. A couple of weeks before that, I took apart and cleaned the control unit of my constantly-discharging water...
Freedom from Caregiver Stress Wounds

Freedom from Caregiver Stress Wounds

I was tempted to take a break from blogging after reading this post on a friend’s blog this morning: “I’m taking a week off from blogging. Lots happening in my world this summer. And it’s getting a little more difficult to keep up with…which is a...
A Closet for New Possibilities

A Closet for New Possibilities

I’ve been purging and re-organizing a large closet filled with things for Carly, our daughter with disabilities. The closet is actually pretty organized. But it is filled to the brim with history in the form of therapy equipment, medical records, school records,...
The Power of Love: A Caregiver’s Anchor Point

The Power of Love: A Caregiver’s Anchor Point

I remember a time when our family was getting ready to leave the house on vacation. I was the rather typical mom hurrying to finish all the packing which included my personal things, helping each of the kids make sure they had critical items, gathering all the many...
The Power of Love: A Caregiver’s Anchor Point

Who or What Holds the Power in Your Caregiving Family?

There is so much to do! Are you with me? In the last month, I’ve spoken with at least a dozen parents who are deep into coordinating fall transitions for their children, and they are exhausted. I am hearing from young moms whose children are back in classrooms for the...