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Month: June 2014

Caregiving Monday: Reader Feedback

Caregiving Monday: Reader Feedback

Today, I’d like to do something a little different.  I want to hear from you! What are some of your greatest concerns as a caregiver? What are some of your greatest joys as a caregiver? In what areas do you need help? What agencies do you rely on?   Thank you for taking a moment to tell me about your joys and struggles as a caregiver!       Tweetables: Share Your Caregiving Story 

Creativity Thursday: 9 Ways to Encourage Your Child’s Creativity

Creativity Thursday: 9 Ways to Encourage Your Child’s Creativity

Creativity is very subjective to the person seeing, hearing or feeling the art that has been created.  There are plenty of critics along the path to try and derail the creative and bring you down. However, there is one person that should be your greatest cheerleader.  That person should be your parents. So what can a parent do to support their child? Put them in classes—help your child to learn, improve and develop their skills and ability     Give…

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Caregiving Monday: A Rite of Passage

Caregiving Monday: A Rite of Passage

Friday is a very big day in our family.  GG* will turn 90.  This a huge rite of passage and milestone. GG has been looking forward to this moment for the past year.  The day after she turned 89, she would tell people “I’ll be 90 in 364 days.” From that time on she has been counting down. GG is slowing down and I don’t know how many more years she will be with us, but we are going to…

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Transitional Friday: Ecclesiastes 3: 11-14, The Fear of the Lord

Transitional Friday: Ecclesiastes 3: 11-14, The Fear of the Lord

For the past two weeks we have been discussing God’s time and that there is a season for everything. He has made everything beautiful in its time—think about how flowers are planted and in their own time become beautiful.  The same can be said for circumstances in our lives.     He has also set eternity in the human heart—God wired us to long for eternity and to want the blessings only eternity can bring.  God made us for himself…

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Creative Thursday: Saying Thank You

Creative Thursday: Saying Thank You

I had several piano teachers as a child and young person.  I learned something from each of these teachers.               By far the hardest teacher was the one I had in high school.  She was extremely tough on me and even difficult at times.  We often disagreed.  Our biggest obstacle was I wanted to play other styles than just classical and she refused.  Even a hymn would have been nice, but she was resistant to anything but classical music.  This…

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Caregiving Monday: The Longest Day

Caregiving Monday: The Longest Day

June 21st, is the longest day of the year.  It is also the day that the Alzheimer’s association brings light to this devastating disease. Their slogan is “Grab your friends.  Do what you love.  Honor those facing Alzheimer’s.” In essence, they ask that you take this one day, form a team, do something that you love and raise money for Alzheimer’s from sunrise to sunset. The longest day is this coming Saturday.  One of GG doctors brought this to my…

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