THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: On Embracing Change

We’re moving. Today. Four strong men pulled up in an enormous truck this morning and right now I can hear them talking quietly and gasping as they haul sofas and tables down the hall. We bought this house in 1991 just before Natalie was born. Nicholas’ main floor bedroom and wheel-in shower made this an ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Very Special Gifts

There are always one or two gifts at Christmas that become family heirlooms.  They are the hand-made gifts – those crafted carefully and thoughtfully for someone who is particularly loved.  They are the gifts that make one ponder, ‘who am I and what is the meaning of my life?’  This year in our family, one ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Love and Memory at the Lake

My husband Jim and I met and married ‘up at the lake’ as we call our summer place in the Quebec Laurentians.  Jim’s parents met and married at the lake too.  Our grandparents were part of a group of friends, all english Montrealers, who bought property at the lake in the early 1920s and built ...