Tag Archives: work/life balance

Feeling Alone or Maybe Just Left Out

I always have guilt feelings when I write about any negative emotions I feel in being a caregiver but the fact is, I have them and I expect most other caregivers have them as well. It doesn’t mean we don’t love … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Stressed-Out Caregiver

Often when I meet someone who has just become a caregiver, they ask me how I do it; “How do you handle the daily stress of working and caregiving full time while still managing a home?” I always reply, “I … Continue reading

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What Do you See When You See Me?

What do you see when you see me? Do you see what I’ve come to be? Do you see the mask I wear That hides the truth of all I bear? Do you see my strength, my skill My constant … Continue reading

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Can You Come Here a Minute?

“Can you come here a minute?” I hear that every 30-60 minutes all day long and you know what?  It’s never a minute. When I enter his room to find out what he needs, I’m typically gone for 15-30 minutes. … Continue reading

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Screaming on the Inside

This was written a few weeks ago.  It’s not how I feel all the time but shows how difficult it can be. Please do not read this if you are not a caregiver. I do not want to cause anyone with … Continue reading

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How Others See Me

Whether it’s right or wrong, healthy or unhealthy, most of us tend to “take in” the view others have of us.  I think that’s especially true of caregivers.  Once you become a full-time, all consumed caregiver you tend to lose … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans…Oh, Forget It

By far, one of the greatest frustrations I have as a caregiver is that I have no control over what I want to do and when I want to do it. I am sitting here so frustrated at this moment … Continue reading

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