I’m Exactly Where I’m Supposed to Be

(The post below was written on January 28, 2020. My mom passed on April 4, 2020.) I just turned 35 years old. I haven’t had a real job in almost seven years. Not because I’m a stay-at-home mom. Not because I’m having babies and raising children. Not because I’m disabled or sick or unable to … Continue reading I’m Exactly Where I’m Supposed to Be

Celebrating Mom’s Last Birthday

(The post below was written on January 23, 2020, the day before what would be my mom’s last birthday. My mom passed on April 4, 2020.) I went to the grocery store earlier today to get a cake, candles, balloons, and a card for my mom’s birthday tomorrow. I selected everything carefully. I even had … Continue reading Celebrating Mom’s Last Birthday

Interview with Dr. Regina Koepp of the Caring for Aging Parents Show

I had the honor and privilege of being interviewed by Dr. Regina Koepp yesterday for the Caring for Aging Parents Show. In the interview, we talk about the road to my mom’s diagnosis, my struggle as a 25-year-old to accept her diagnosis, the importance of sharing your story, what I’ve learned over the last ten … Continue reading Interview with Dr. Regina Koepp of the Caring for Aging Parents Show

To the Girl Whose Parent Was Just Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. I bet you didn’t even realize you were holding your breath. Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. I know in this moment it doesn’t feel like it, but you are going to be okay. You are going to figure this out. Be still and feel your own heart beating. Listen to the sound … Continue reading To the Girl Whose Parent Was Just Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s