Tag Archives: responsibilities

The Juggle

Think about what you want your life to be like when you’re done caregiving, suggests O’Donnell. When her parents were both diagnosed with terminal illnesses on the same day, she initially felt obligated to give her entire life over to … Continue reading

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Only Handle It Once

Teach OHIO—Only Handle It Once. Dirty plates skip the sink and go right into the dishwasher. Coats come off, bypass the living room chair, and go straight onto a hook or hanger. Boxes are emptied and go into recycling. A … Continue reading

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The Guardian

In fairness, the mental load can be hard to off-load. The burden is more than just buying the jumbo pack of paper towels it’s knowing exactly how frequently the paper towels run out (and where coupons are) Its being the … Continue reading

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Family Contributions

To make chores seem like not such a…well, chore, stop calling them that. Instead, they become “family contributions.” Teach your 2-year-old to collect dirty clothes into a basket. Have your 7-year-old water the plants. Give older kids first picks from … Continue reading

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Security Blanket

My security blanket is my pearls.

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