Mother’s Day is fast approaching and you may already be wondering what you will give your mother this year that she will truly love. You know that flowers, certificates for spa treatments, chocolates, dinner at a fine restaurant or for a new mom – a day off from childcare. For a mom in the Sandwich Generation, an offer of a day off from caregiving for adult parents would be appreciated.
Monthly Archives: April 2016
Everyday Household Health Dangers
Not to be alarmist, but there are household health dangers that lurk in your household that you aren’t even likely aware of – we weren’t! Consider this: you watch what you eat, you drink filtered water, you are diligent in the use of your seatbelt and you exercise daily.
Safety For Farmers & Fieldworkers
We haven’t addressed safety for farmers in the past but realize that with planting season just around the corner, it’s an important topic. Farming is a potentially hazardous profession. Farmworkers are exposed to a variety of safety hazards ranging from environmental hazards to vehicle rollovers, heat exposure, falls, equipment related injuries, grain bin accidents, chemicals and more.
Senior Safety And Independence
One of the greatest things we pride ourselves on is our independence … especially true for the aging population known as the “baby boomers.” It starts early! One of our friends was telling us the other day about babysitting their grandchildren and what a joy it was. But it was soon followed with a discussion about how independent and strong willed their two-year-old was. “I want to do it my way” was the message spoken more clearly through behavior than words. But it is true again as we age.
Attracting A Homebuyer
Over the course of our lives we build and establish important relationships … first as children, then with spouses and our own children, our pets and our friends. We also build relationships with things … our cars, our homes, our hobbies. All combine to make our life rich and fulfilling.
Apps for Realtor Safety
Oh the joys of real estate and being a Realtor! It really is a major career choice … maybe better referred to as a life choice since you have to be available 24/7 to keep the deal alive! There are many competing factors you know too well … it’s a buyer’s market, it is a seller’s market, interest rates are up/down, the dollar exchange between foreign buyers, open houses, marketing and you get the point!
Fight Caregiver Stress Eating
Caregivers live with stress on an almost daily basis. The stress comes in many forms – from caring for your family, working and taking care of your aging parents, your career and more. Being a caregiver means you are running almost non-stop from place to place. When you’re hungry the easiest thing to do is grab fast food to gobble down while you’re on the road.
Safety Apps For Fishermen
There is nothing as peaceful as getting out on the open water, dropping a fishing line and catching breakfast or dinner, right? We agree. There are, however, unexpected things that could come up that might make you wish for a connection to the “outside world.”
Senior Travel And The Great Affair
As an aging baby boomer, many of us remember things like libraries and the Dewey Decimal System and card catalogs and road trips and things as simple as Sunday afternoon drives. One of the memories … or at least the names … we remember is Robert Lewis Stevenson. Here is what he said: “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
Spring is a welcome relief from the long, cold winter, but for about one in five people, budding flowers and trees bring their seasonal pollen allergies into full swing causing all types of discomfort. Symptoms can be cold-like, including itchiness in the nose, roof of the mouth, throat, eyes and ears, along with watery eyes, runny nose, congestion and sneezing. Allergies can also trigger asthma, restricting airways and making breathing more difficult. And even if you don’t have symptoms now, new allergies can be acquired at any age.