Adjusting to a New Family Role

This is a sponsored post by AARP. I am the caregiver of my elderly mother, the mother of two daughters aged 14 and 26, and am now a soon to be grandmother. Adjusting to a new family role as a grandmother is a delightful and moving experience. Since I learned the news, it’s been one of the main focuses in my life. Because of the big age difference between my daughters, going through very different experiences with them at the same time is the norm. Becoming the caregiver of my aunt (now deceased) and my mom was unexpected. I guess it’s easier to keep your head in the sand than to accept … [Read more...]

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Hemispherectomy Foundation – Nonprofit of the Month

The Hemispherectomy Foundation was founded to offer support and information, to raise money for camps, scholarships and to other financial needs of families who are touched by a child having a hemispherectomy or similar surgery. Care packages are sent to children in the hospital recovering from this surgery and information about this group is being collected for pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons all over the US. What is a Hemispherectomy? A Hemispherectomy is a "surgical procedure in which half of the brain is removed or disconnected". Because this surgery is severe, it is … [Read more...]

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Mamavation Weight Loss Campaign Starts

The Mamavation new weight loss campaign starts again on January 17th. Two women, or Mamavation Moms will be chosen during a live Twitter Launch Party from 5 finalists. How To Apply For the new Mamavation Weight Loss Campaign: Create a video application answering this question, “Why do you want to be the next Mamavation Mom AND what will YOU do to inspire other moms online?” The video must be under 4 minutes. Please upload  to YouTube and tag it “mamavation”.  Next, post the video in your blog with a description of this campaign. Show Leah Segedie @bookieboo … [Read more...]

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Weight Watchers Food Helps You Lose and Earn Too

Weight Watchers foods are popular due to their taste and selection as well as their use to help people lose weight. Now there are some new ways that these food items are being promoted that help you stick with a weight loss program by providing you with information, an online support group of sorts and a way to help you with your cravings. When you become a fan of Weight Watchers on Facebook, you will find other members like you, get recipes, and learn about new products. The "I Really Want Page" provides you with alternatives for your cravings. Say you want chocolate ice cream. Just … [Read more...]

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Spreading The Word

I help run a Chronic Illness Support Group at my church. My Pastor helps me out with it as it can get to be quite a lot of work. Not the group itself but organizing things, choosing a topic to discuss, being sure that the members are informed of the meeting (a lot of us have brain fog so we may know when the meetings are each month and then forget) and getting the room set up with seats, Bibles, name tags, papers and of course food and drinks. We're at the point now where we want to see about finding some new members. One idea we had was to put up flyers in doctors' offices. Another idea … [Read more...]

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