Life with Mom

Each of these links will take you to a story about Mom and/or Alzheimer/Dementia Disease.
Linking here will take you to 31 days of previous posts dealing with this topic.

A New Page Dedicated to Mom

Cheerios for your Soup??

Perhaps I was Reading

It sure is a dark one

Laughing with Mom

Dinner in the Middle of the Night

Fun Day with Mom

Let it Snow

Happy Almost Birthday Mom

Happy Birthday Mom

Another Birthday Card for Mom

True Love

Confessions of a Caregiver

California Dreaming

A Walk Down Memory Lane

4 Days with Mom in California

Mom in Sunny California

Mom in California

Finish This...Fears

Thoughts about Mom

Where does the time go??

Missed Connection

Twisted Tuesday

Time Stands Still

Well I Guess I Will be Going Now

Cones and Cars

I have a lot of questions

When the sick have to care for the sick

Yep, I'm Home

The Great Escape

Always and Forever

Just some Random Observations

You can't keep a good woman down

Missing my Mom

Mom Falls Again

A Peaceful Night

Hi Ho, Hi Ho

Glimpses of Mom

It's no SMALL thing

I am Freaking Out this Friday

I'm Looking Up Today and It is a Touching Sight

Thursday Thoughts

Today is Tuesday

Cloudy with a Chance of Tears

The Beauty of Acceptance

Forgive Myself Friday

SMH Sunday

Home is Where the Heart is

Music, Music, Music

The Great Escape

Weird Wednesday

Weekend Wind Up

You Gotta Have Faith

Delivery, Dinner and a Darling Baseball Player

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Our New Routine

It wasn't in my plan

My Mother, the Thief

There's a Change in the Air

Whispers from the Past

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Mom Monday

Mom and "her" cat

Happy 94th Mom

Happy Anniversary Mom and Pops

It's a Very Good Day

Memories of Mom: Michigan Apple Cake

Sharing Some Thoughts on a Lazy Thursday

A Cake Pop Bouquet for Mom

Let's Talk About Mom

An Update on Mom

We are Celebrating Life 

A Hot Cup of Comfort

Santa Party 2015

What Happens at Christmas


  1. I would like to contribute my thots and experience in the care taking of loved ones. Rita

    1. Hi Rita. I am always happy to hear about others experiences. I believe we can all learn from each other as we struggle through this caregiving stage of our lives.

  2. Although I do not have a "live in" situation; I have been actively involved in caring and overseeing the livelihood of two people. One who has lost his home to foreclosure, and another homeless and sleeping in his van. I have been reading both your and Paula's blogs, and these kinds of care taking situations need to be discussed. The constant worry, and guilt of wondering whether "am I doing enough" was gnawing away at me. I was not taking very good care of myself, and putting my studying on the back burner. It took David to pull me out of this "mind set", and convince me that I HAD done more than the average person would, and that I needed to start concentrating on myself.

    1. Yes, thank God that Dave was there to help you see that you can't be any good to others if you are not taking care of yourself.

  3. I have not seen any new entries about Mom in quite some time. How is she doing? I have enjoyed reading your blog, especially the ones devoted to Mom as my mother also suffered from Alzheimer's. You are so fortunate that she has such a sunny disposition, that was not the case for my poor mother.

    1. I had to place Mom into a memory care center. She is very happy there. I go to see her 4 or 5 times a week. She is always engaged in singing, exercise and/or games. She has no idea who I am. Once in a blue moon I will be her sister but usually she thinks I just work there. She still has a sunny disposition but is sleeping much more than she used to.
      Thanks for asking about her.


  4. I like your website. It’s an insightful platform.

  5. Hi, I just came across your blog researching "Christmas Blogs" but I was intrigued by your Cast page, because I "Had" one, but I may resurrect it. It's in the drafts. Anyway, my mom also has Alzheimer's Disease. She's in end-stage. It's probably the worst disease I've had to "live with." There's the anticipatory grief, and then there's what comes when "it" actually happens. I am going to follow your blog now, because you and I parallel. Thank you for sharing your stories.

    1. I'm so glad you stopped by. I originally started this blog to help me cope with that terrible disease. It is so hard for the family and friends who have to deal with watching their loved one deteriorate. There's not much I can do but I will be happy to listen when you need to vent.

  6. Yeah, that is basically what my FB turned into, a document of my everyday life with juggling life and my mom. Because my FB got super depressing to read, and seems negative, it turns people off, so I created a TikTok to showcase my mom's happier moments, smelling flowers, singing in her native language, watching entertainers, eating her favorite kids meal.

    You know what irks me the most about fast food places, some are not willing to sell a kids meal to an 83 year old. She won't eat an adult sized meal and she won't eat anything but 4 chicken nuggets and french fries. And breakfast kids meals are easier to eat for egg, one sausage, and one tiny pancake. I've had restaurants refuse and then tell me you can order it your way...I'll say, everything that's on the kids meal. They usually end up charging me the kids meal price. So ridiculous. If they saw her behaviors they would "get it.". So far, Ruby Tuesdays and McDonalds has been accommodating.


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