What’s your type?

What’s your type?

Moms of special needs kids come in all shapes, sizes and types. What kind of (super) mom are you? Rabbi Rebecca Einstein Schorr blogs at This Messy Life. This former career-driven mother of three became a reluctant stay-at-home-mom when her autistic son and his two...
Teachable Moments

Teachable Moments

When my husband’s tumor was first discovered, our children were only ages 9, 7, and 5. They were really too young to be kept in the loop about what was happening, and we went out of our way to hide it all. They were too young to hear about doctors, illness, tests, and...

Teens and Caregiving, Part Three

If you’re one of the millions of Americans with parents over 65 and children still at home, chances are you’ll likely be facing a decision about whether to provide care for your parent or another aging relative. While most children are adaptable and will pitch in...

Teens and Caregiving, part two

Inevitable Changes With a New Role of Caregiver When you accept the role of primary caregiver for a sick or elderly relative, your family takes on the responsibility too. If you still have children at home, the addition can be both a blessing and a stress. Children of...