The Middle Place

The Middle Place

For Kelly Corrigan, family is everything. At thirty-six, she had a marriage that worked, two funny, active kids, and a weekly newspaper column. But even as a thriving adult, Kelly still saw herself as the daughter of garrulous Irish-American charmer George Corrigan. She was living deep within what she calls the Middle Place--"that sliver of time when parenthood and childhood overlap"--comfortably wedged between her adult duties and her parents' care. But Kelly is abruptly shoved into coming-of-age when she finds a lump in her breast--and gets the diagnosis no one wants to hear. When George, too, learns that he has late-stage cancer, it is Kelly's turn to take care of the man who had always taken care of her--and to show us a woman who finally takes the leap and grows up.

  • Brand: Hyperion
  • ASIN: 1401340938

Gardening for a Lifetime: How to Garden Wiser as You Grow Older

Gardening for a Lifetime: How to Garden Wiser as You Grow

  • ASIN: B004Y429OS

Uncertain Inheritance, An: Writers on Caring for Family

Uncertain Inheritance, An: Writers on Caring for

Thirty million people today care for ailing family members in their own homes—a number that will increase dramatically over the next decade as baby boomers enter old age, as soldiers return home from war mentally and physically wounded, as medical advances extend lives and health insurance fails to cover them.Offering both companionship and guidance to the people who find themselves caring for their intimates, An Uncertain Inheritance is a collection of essays from some of the country's most accomplished writers. Poignant, honest, sometimes heartbreaking, often wry, and funny, here is a book that examines caregiving from every angle, revealing the pain, intimacy, and grace inherent in this meaningful relationship.

  • Brand: Nell Casey
  • ASIN: 0060875313

21st Birthday Ideas

21st Birthday Ideas

The 21st Birthday is a huge milestone in anyone’s life. It is usually the hallmark of when a child becomes an adult. As a result, there is a lot of pressure to make the day fun, unique, and memorable. If you are looking for ideas for a 21st Birthday, then this book is for you. Mindy has addressed some typical things and some you did not even think of. In this book, “21st Birthday Ideas”, you will learn some simple tips to enjoying the day, party ideas to make it memorable, and gifts to give or receive, and so much more.Some of the other things that you will learn in this book are:•How to celebrate and set up the party if it is your own birthday •How to set up the party for your significant other•How to set up the party for your child/friend/or anyone else•Simple tips to make it easy and fun•The pros and cons of some of the themes, and how one theme will work better than another•And much more. This is a momentous time, enjoy it well!

  • ASIN: B00CVL9JUI

What I Love About You, Mom

What I Love About You,

Your mom is one of the most important people in your life—here’s your chance to tell her. What I Love About You, Mom provides a personal and heartfelt way to tell your mother just how much you appreciate all she has done for you. With writing prompts, checklists, and space for photos or drawings, this guided journal celebrates all that is unique and wonderful about your relationship.In your own words, express your love by sharing reflections such as:    • One of my earliest memories of you is...    • I'm thankful you brought me up to try to be...    • Thank you for not...    • I'm really looking forward to having you in my life as I... It’s a gift she will cherish forever.

  • Brand: Brand: Plume
  • ASIN: 0452298474

Grandpa minds the grandchildren. Grandad has 52 ways to have fun

Grandpa minds the grandchildren. Grandad has 52 ways to have

There are more than 52 ways to have fun with your grandchildrenbut this little book will give you some starter ideas. There’s something exciting to do every week for a year.I’ve been a grandfather for more than a decade, but my first batch of grandkids live 12,000 miles away. So I’m in training now for the next round of new (and local) grandchildren.I’ll be ready for them. This book is my weekly plan for having fun, fun, fun together.Come with me for a fun Grandpa journey, spread over four seasons – a whole year.I’ll tell you about treasure hunts, shadow puppets, making homemade popcorn and apple pies.I’ll tell you about trips to interesting places you haven’t thought of.I’ll give you the links to helpful websites for making a kite, singing silly songs and discovering interesting places nearby and a million miles away in the sky. There are indoor games, outdoor activities, getting muddy games and getting clean games. When you follow my plan your grandchildren will have fun while they learn about nature, the environment and community responsibilities.This book is for grandfathers of children from one day old to 20. You’ll begin to create wonderful memories and the scrap-book with collected evidence of every trip together.Having fun with your grandchildren starts here. I know you’ll enjoy my book.

  • ASIN: B00ERQGKTI

Stages of Senior Care: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Decisions

Stages of Senior Care: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best

A USA Today BESTSELLER! "Informative. Complete. And practical. This book will guide family caregivers through the surprisingly complex world of senior care."―MEHMET OZ, M.D., New York Times bestselling coauthor of YOU: The Owner's Manual: The Complete All-in-One Care Guide Choosing the best care for your aging parents and other seniors in your life is not only complex, with multiple options available, it's also highly personal and often emotional. This essential resource―written by the founders of Home Instead Senior Care, the world's largest provider of nonmedical care for seniors―guides you through a comprehensive range of things to consider, step by step, so you can make better informed decisions and be confident that the senior in your life is receiving the best care possible. Checklists and diagnostics will help you: Decide if at-home care is the right choice for you and your loved ones Evaluate the pros and cons of retirement communities, adult care centers, nonmedical caregivers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and hospice Determine the costs of senior care options and find helpful support networks "This is not just another book about caring for aging parents. It's a great reference you'll use again and again. Stages doesn't shy away from the hard questions. Rather, it shows you how to confront them."―SUZANNE MINTZ, President/CEO, National Family Caregivers Association "Recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, this salient volume compassionately addresses a full range of hard-to-discuss subjects."--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY All of the authors' profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. Paul and Lori Hogan founded Home Instead Senior Care in 1994. Now with 850 offices in 15 countries, Home Instea [read more]

  • Brand: Paul Hogan
  • ASIN: 0071621091

America - Alzheimer’s / Dementia / Memory Loss Activity Book for Patients and Caregivers

America - Alzheimer’s / Dementia / Memory Loss Activity Book for Patients and

Shadowbox Press activity books offer an easy and effective way to improve the quality of communication for people living with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, brain injury, dementia, or other memory-impairment condition. AMERICA features facts and photos of some of the most astounding sites and natural wonders of the United States. From the Statue of Liberty to the Grand Canyon, each page will entertain and inform the reader while evoking memories of fun-filled vacations and cross-county travel. AMERICA is a fun and simple picture book developed for memory-challenged adults and their caregivers, family members, and activity directors. The book is designed to supply sensory and cognitive stimulation in order to promote opportunities to reminisce, recall special memories, and share stories together. The book features: • Interesting facts • Simple, easy-to-read, large-print text • Vivid full-color photographs • Engaging Conversation Starters • Interactive Activities to extend the experience Enjoy all eight of our titles available at Amazon.com: America, Bible Verses, Colors, Dogs and Puppies, Flowers, Fun and Games, Seasons, and Wild Animals. Shadowbox Press products make great gifts!

  • ASIN: B004XM6BD6

Inexpensive Gift Ideas

Inexpensive Gift

Let's face it -- a large percentage of gifts, whether you are on the giving or the receiving end, are not really wanted or needed. Over the years, I have seen people rush around to find something/anything that "will do" for Aunt Mary or Grandpa Mike. Wouldn’t it be more satisfying to spend a little more time and effort to come up with something that won't be tossed on a closet shelf or into a bag destined for the Goodwill or local thrift shop? You'll notice, I didn't say a little more money. In fact, with a little more thought and effort, you may actually end up spending less money in the long run. This book will tell you how.

  • ASIN: B00CIMQ82W

Bible Verses - Alzheimer's / Dementia / Memory Loss Activity Book for Patients and Caregivers

Bible Verses - Alzheimer's / Dementia / Memory Loss Activity Book for Patients and

Shadowbox Press activity books offer an easy and effective way to improve the quality of communication for people living with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, brain injury, dementia, or other memory-impairment condition. BIBLE VERSES combines popular words from Scripture with beautiful photographs. Each page allows the reader to reflect on beloved words from the Bible while enjoying the natural beauty of God's creation. BIBLE VERSES is a fun and simple picture book developed for memory-challenged adults and their caregivers, family members, and activity directors. The book is designed to supply sensory and cognitive stimulation in order to promote opportunities to reminisce, recall special memories, and share stories together. The book features: • Popular Bible verses • Simple, easy-to-read, large-print text • Vivid full-color photographs • Engaging Conversation Starters • Interactive Activities to extend the experience Enjoy all eight of our titles available at Amazon.com: America, Bible Verses, Colors, Dogs and Puppies, Flowers, Fun and Games, Seasons, and Wild Animals. Shadowbox Press products make great gifts!

  • ASIN: B004XM6OSI