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02/19/2013
'Is Your Son in Day Care?' ...Recently, I was out with my son, sisters, and mom celebrating a sister's birthday. An older couple nearby were making a big deal about how well-behaved, quiet and smiley my baby was... More >>

Tags: FamilyFamily/Relationships - Parent/ChildMotherhood-FatherhoodMothersNew momParentingRaising childrenRelativesSAHMValues
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02/19/2013
My Grandmother's Last Moments When I was growing up, my parents went to work, watched TV, and slept. If we interfered with any of that they'd yell. So my grandmother raised me. More >>

Tags: FamilyFamily/Relationships - FamilyGrandchildrenGrandmotherGrandparentGriefMental HealthRelationshipsRelatives
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02/18/2013
'Escape from Planet Earth,' or Really Just America? The movie is supposed to be about Earth, but it's clear that "America" is what's deemed "The Dark Planet." My main problem with "Escape" is how America is depicted in it. More >>

Tags: 2013 MoviesEducationFamilyGradesKidsMovie ReviewParentingRelatives
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02/15/2013
Taking Care of Each Other My 86-year-old dad passed away 5 years ago. My mom lived almost 100 miles from me and she said she didn't want me to have to come visit her every weekend so she would just move in with me. I loved the idea because I thought I would be able to take care of her. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentEat Less-Move MoreExerciseFamilyFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentGrandchildrenGrandmotherHealthMarriageRelaltivesRelativesTaking care of parents
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02/15/2013
Put Your Feelings Aside I was surprised to find that my sister and I got through most of the care giving without incident, but I also believe that was at least partially due to the fact that I decided to keep my thoughts to myself regarding her behavior. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentAttitudeBehaviorFamilyFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFeelingsRelaltivesRelativesSiblingsSistersTaking care of parentsValues
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02/08/2013
When Health Declines I never expected to be caregiver for my parents. My older brother, who never left home, and my sister were the ones I always thought would be there for them when they got too infirm to be independent. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentBehaviorFamilyFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentHealth careHelpingRelationshipsRelativesSiblings
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02/08/2013
Help for Families Caring for Senior Parents I have seen both sides - what works, and what doesn't. One side of my family pushed the care off onto one person...On the other side of my family, they did it well. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentBehaviorFamilyFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentGrandparentsHealth careHelpingRelationshipsRelativesSiblings
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02/07/2013
Perseverance I learned from a teacher/mentor not to give up. She encouraged me to stop and review a topic or concept if I did not understand it or became frustrated because I didn't understand. More >>

Tags: AttitudeDepressionEducationFamilyFinancesHealthMental HealthRead On-AirRelativesSchoolThankful
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02/07/2013
Caregiving for Two Parents at the Same Time Sadly, last year we had the caregiving dilemma for both my father and my father-in-law at the same time. I'm not saying it was easy, but here's how we handled the situation. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentAttitudeBehaviorCherishFamilyFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentHealth careHelpingRelaltivesRelativesSiblingsTaking care of parentsValues
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02/07/2013
Working with My Brothers to Aid our Mother My mother developed dementia and memory problems, and since I'm the only one in the same town, it was up to me to care for her. However, I included my brothers in all decisions and we worked together to get the best health care and living conditions she could afford. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentBehaviorFamilyFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFamily/Relationships - FamilyHealth careHelpingRelaltivesRelationshipsRelativesSiblingsTaking care of parents
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