I began my new career last month as a “home schooling mom” with the best of intentions. On the first weekend after the COVID shutdown of my seven-year-old daughter’s school, and following the guidelines provided by her teacher, I powered up Excel and created a color-coded schedule of what we would be doing each day:
These last several weeks have tested us all. With schools, restaurants, social gatherings and all public events shut down, we are realizing how intertwined our lives are with one another. And now, as we are forced to cocoon day after day with our immediate family (thank goodness for pets!), we are all feeling the strain.
It was two years ago this summer that my mom and dad moved into an independent living community. My dad had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s ten years earlier, and while he was (and is) still doing relatively well, they were eager to make the change while they could both still enjoy the advantages and features
My first job after graduate school was in an assisted living community — Sunrise of Boulder in Colorado. It was 2003 and I was hired as the Activity and Volunteer Coordinator. My sister and business partner, Alyson, was a Care Manager in that same community. Throughout our careers since then, Alyson and I have helped
My daughter, Fiona, turned seven this year. Still, I remember my pregnancy like it was yesterday. Alyson and I had launched 2Sisters the year before and it was a busy time. Fortunately, thanks to Mother Nature (!), I had several months to prepare for my new role as a parent. My husband, Shawn, and I
Ed and Phyllis have been married for 55 years. But over the past two or three, as Ed’s Alzheimer’s has progressed, it was getting harder for Phyllis to care for him at home. Ed had always been good with his hands (he had worked as an electrician) and he is a very smart man. But, as