THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Slivers of Time

I’ve been thinking lately that we caregivers experience our days in slivers of time. The byproduct of giving care is….interruptions.  Maybe our motto should be, “Wait, what?” When my children were younger and I was in the thick of intensive caregiving, I remember thinking that my idea of real luxury would be to accomplish one ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: WHAT IS A SUPPORT NETWORK AND WHAT WILL IT DO FOR ME?

I wrote this for an audience of adults with disabilities who want to get started using a tech tool to coordinate the help of friends and family in a circle of care.  But the model works for seniors too, as well as anyone who requires some assistance to get through a life challenge.   Here, ...

A Novelist's Eye: Lilian Nattel Online: Richness

I was trying on a jacket at The Bay. It cost twice as much as I’d normally spend, but there was a 50% off sale. H said, “You look like a rich lady, Mommy.” I was out for the day with my two daughters. I didn’t need the jacket. I left the store with my ...