THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: What Did You Learn About Care From Your Mother?

Mother’s Day 2014 got me wondering how we learn to be good caregivers – what lessons about caring did we learn from our own mothers?  I asked friends and colleagues who are caregivers on social media to tell me what they learned from their Moms and this is what they said:Susan: Fierceness..is that a word? My ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Meet My Mother – A Natural-Born Activist

My mother is, well, unique.  When I was in kindergarten, I walked to school – alone.  All the other children were dropped off by their parents, but my Mom just woke me up, left a bowl of cereal at the end of my bed (who doesn’t love breakfast in bed?) and after we both got ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Meet My Mother – A Natural-Born Activist

My mother is, well, unique.  When I was in kindergarten, I walked to school – alone.  All the other children were dropped off by their parents, but my Mom just woke me up, left a bowl of cereal at the end of my bed (who doesn’t love breakfast in bed?) and after we both got ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Mothers and Daughters are Closest When Daughters Become Mothers

As I look out of my living room window, I think about my neighbors.  I don’t know anyone in my area who has invited an aging parent to live at home, together with children and grandchildren. But could this trend of isolating ourselves from our elders be slowly changing?  I’m hearing more and more of ...