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Posts Tagged “caregiving”

Moving Mom and Dad

Posted on April 4th, 2013 by Margit Novack
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Sometimes it starts with a phone call at 2 AM. “Your mom had a stroke.” Sometimes there is simply a gradual worsening of chronic conditions, and over time the home that worked so well for so many years is too burdensome. In either case, your life is turned upside down. There are hundreds of decisions […]

How to Handle Family Criticism During the Holidays

Posted on December 21st, 2012 by Margit Novack
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“You know, some of Mom’s shirts are stained. You should take her shopping for some new clothes.” My brother, who comes in town twice a year, was full of suggestions. He didn’t have time to help with any of them, but he had lots of ideas about what I should be doing. When holidays roll around, you are surrounded […]

Saying Goodbye to Tiger

Posted on November 19th, 2012 by Margit Novack
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We buried Tiger on Saturday. When you have a very old pet, you hope they will give you a sign, letting you know that “it’s time.” And then, when they do, you don’t want to believe it. Tiger was 21 — really old for a cat — and we are grateful for every year we […]

Helping Tiger Age in Place

Posted on July 8th, 2012 by Margit Novack
From www.movingsolutions.com | info@movingsolutions.com | 610-853-4300

My cat, Tiger, is 21 years old. That makes him 101 in cat years. As he has gotten older, many things Tiger used to do have become hard for him, so we’ve responded by helping him age in place. Tiger walks slowly, very slowly. His legs are bowed, his back is crooked, and his once powerful […]

In Defense of Plan B

Posted on June 11th, 2012 by Margit Novack
From www.movingsolutions.com | info@movingsolutions.com | 610-853-4300

In popular language, ‘Plan B’ is used to mean a reserved, secondary plan, in case a first plan (typically ‘Plan A’) fails. In short, Plan B is second best. I think Plan B gets a bad rap; there is a lot to be said for Plan B. Take the client whose house sells more quickly than expected, and […]