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Caregiving Can Wear You Down #RealTalkAboutCare

Since Thanksgiving weekend, I've been sick with an upper respiratory infection (URI). As an asthmatic, URI's tend to go to my lungs. My son, too, is sick and in bed (no way for [...]

Shedding a Few Tears

It's been a year. It's been a year since I noticed that my mother hadn't taken her turn in Words with Friends. It's been a year since my mother was verbal. It's been a [...]

Featured Blogger: Kitt O’Malley – Art by Rob Goldstein

Thank you, Robert Goldstein, for featuring me on Art by Rob Goldstein as his November featured blogger. The original interview is posted at: robertmgoldstein.com/2016/11/06/featured-blogger-kitt-omalley/. Here I reprint it. This month’s featured blogger is writer and [...]

I'm at a Loss…

My son has missed WAY too much school this year. He's attending a private school where he gets one-on-one attention and learns at his own pace, so he simply falls behind and the [...]

Nothering, Too Good, or Good Enough Mother?

Feminine Collective published Good Enough Mothering, a poem of mine about mothering a migraineur. Check it out: femininecollective.com/good-enough-mother/

2016-10-16T16:02:03+00:00October 16th, 2016|Categories: Caregiving, Migraine, Motherhood, Parenting, Self care|Tags: , , |9 Comments

Wave the White Flag

Need to write out the pain and exhaustion in my heart Pain and grieving my parents’ dementias Pain and exhaustion caring for my son Must back off both Must take care of myself [...]

2016-10-07T13:16:08+00:00October 7th, 2016|Categories: Caregiving, Family, Mental Health, Motherhood, Parenting, Poetry, Self care|Tags: |40 Comments