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Sunday, December 6, 2015

You Keep Using That Word: Caregiver Blog Party

A lot of us are care-givers.

Parents of young children are obvious examples of caregivers: responsible for someone who has little to no ability to care for himself.

Pet owners are also caregivers: making sure Fido has his nibblets and walkies and shelter, etc.

Nurses, therapists, counselors, hospice workers ... now we're getting into paid occupations of caring for the sick or injured.

Family Caregiver is a unique role: caring for a family member with chronic illness, disability or injury. We didn't train for this service, and despite our intense love for our carees, it can be confusing at best and traumatic at worst to attend to their emotional, physical and spiritual needs 24/7.

This week, check out my fellow bloggers from, my digital home for coping with the challenges I face in this season of life. We're a merry band of misfits, venting, asking, sharing, and cheering one another on. Perhaps you have reason to join us - please feel welcome to do so.

Holiday Progressive Blog Party


  1. Misfits huh? Thanks! I will take that as a compliment! Love you lady, and thank you for participating in the Blog Party! I'm like, finally, someone I am familiar with!!!

  2. Hello Rachel,
    It is great to get to know you and your blog while on the Progressive Holiday Blog tour with! While this is my first visit to your blog, I can already tell that I like your "t" We all need a little truth when it comes to Caregiving!!!
    While my Caregiving journey is over, I continue to advocate for Caregivers and people like myself who's Caregiving journey has ended.
    I'm looking forward to getting to know you!
    Enjoy the holidays and have a wonderful Progressive Holiday Blog Party! It is the best Christmas party on earth!
    Take Care,

  3. "confusing at best and traumatic at worst" - amen! This whole army of amateurs across the land trying to do the work of several professions. Thanks for your support and effort in the craziness. Sometimes Care Giving Stinks is our blog... great to meet you in this week's party!

  4. Misfits indeed. Thanks for participating in the Holiday Progressive Blog Party. When I landed on Planet Family Caregiver two years ago, I had no idea what I was in for. Couldn't do it without my fellow misfits, that's for sure.

  5. Thank you so much, Rachel, for all you do!! I'm so glad you could join the blog party this year.

    It's been great getting to know you in our chats.

    I'm praying for a peaceful holiday season for you and yours.