Calling All Caregivers: Compassion Fatigue and Caregiver Support

1Mental Health America (MHA) recognizes the month of November as National Family Caregivers month. MHA states that over 60 million Americans are caregivers for family members, friends, and even neighbors. When you think caregiver, you probably think of those who take care of people with some type of medical issue. However, according to MHA, 1 in 5 caregivers actually provide care for someone ...

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2020

2October is domestic violence awareness month, and although this is a heavy topic, it is important to raise awareness of such an important issue. This year is particularly important to focus on as lockdowns from the Coronavirus have increased the frequency of domestic violence cases not just locally, but worldwide. COVID-19 has caused major economic devastation, disconnected many from community resources and support systems, and created widespread uncertainty and panic. Such ...

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Mother’s and Covid-19

1Amidst this pandemic, birthdays and holidays still come and go. As a collective, we are adjusting how we celebrate and express our love and gratitude. This month in the United States, we will celebrate Mother’s Day in a way that is foreign to many of us.

For mothers with grown children and grandmothers, we may ...

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In Honor of Autism Awareness Day: For all the visual chart makers, For all the fidget providers, For those filled with love and patience, For those who learned the language, An appreciation post for all the caregivers.

2Autism Awareness Day is April 2nd. It’s a time when people wear blue and rock their multi-colored puzzle pieces in order to bring attention to those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, what it means and the many shapes it can take. The goal of the day is to help improve the quality of life for people with ASD by educating others and ...

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Stupid Cupid! Skills Every Relationship Can Use

photo-1449495169669-7b118f960251Love is in the air, right? It’s the time of year where people buy chalk-textured candy hearts and go to their local pharmacy to purchase heart-shaped boxes of chocolate for their sweetheart. February tends to focus mainly on romantic relationships, often setting a slightly unrealistic expectation that love conquers all, and if you love your partner enough neither of ...

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Family Feud

photo-1561152665-da051f68abc8Ah yes. The holidays are quickly approaching; another season of joy-filled days, cozy nights by the fireplace, and plenty of time with family and friends. For many though, family can be a problem. Maybe you have a grandparent who keeps bringing up various political topics, maybe you have an uncle who likes to get a little too tipsy, or ...

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

654960404Domestic Violence Awareness Month was created after the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence began a “Day of Unity” in October 1981 to connect advocates that were working across the nation to end violence against women and children. Domestic Violence Awareness Month focuses on three main themes: mourning those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrating those who have survived, and connecting those ...

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10 Quick Joy Fixes For Weary Working Moms

london-scout-27290-unsplashAs a working mom myself, I know how difficult it can be to maintain a good work-life balance. In fact, most days it seems almost impossible! Between waking up early, getting the kids ready, trying to make yourself look presentable, rushing the kids off to daycare or school, working a full day, rushing back to pick up the kids, carting them off to different sporting/after school events, darting back home to ...

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You Feel Me?

roman-kraft-119841In the classic Broadway show “Fiddler on the Roof”, Tevye asks his wife, Golde, “Do you love me?” She answers with a long list of all the things she has done for him over the 25 years they’ve been married. He asks her again and again, and finally she replies that she does love him. Together they sing, “After 25 years, it’s nice to know.”

In order to make myself understood by ...

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