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    Overcoming caregiver anxiety, guilt and fear

    By Tracy Daniel-Hardy Since I’ve been chronicling my caregiving journey, I have learned that many friends, co-workers, and acquaintances are caring for parents like me, or for a relative or in-law.  Many have tearfully confided their feelings of loneliness and expressed their discomfort in sharing their experience with those who can’t relate. Some have shared […]

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    Reversing roles

    At age 81, Ruby Daniel remains the strongest woman her daughter knows.  “Although she looks rather frail and fragile, she can still outwork me,” Tracy Daniel-Hardy says of her mother, who grew up in a farming family. “She moves much more slowly than she used to but still has great endurance.” Now a primary caregiver […]

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    Understand your birth control options

    There is great joy in having children. With modern birth control options, women can plan when in their lives this blessed event occurs. Fortunately, many effective methods of birth control are available to help with these life choices.  HORMONAL  The most common means of birth control employ female hormones, estrogens and progesterones to prevent the […]

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    Celebrating sisterly love

    If you have brothers and sisters, you know the relationship between siblings is special. Even though they get on our nerves and under our skin, our brothers and sisters are often our closest friends, fiercest defenders and most trusted confidantes.  In honor of National Siblings Day, celebrated annually on April 10, sisters Lana and April […]

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