mother's death

Her Greatest Adventure: Remembering My Mother’s Death

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Exactly one year ago today, I walked into my mother’s room in the nursing home, carrying a cookies and cream milkshake (I was pregnant, after all), and found her finally at peace. First Anniversary of My Mother’s Death Even after 4 days of waiting and watching her body fail, finding her actually dead was a shock.  I …

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turning thirty

30 Reasons I’m Thankful to Be Turning Thirty

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I have to admit, turning thirty is a little scary, especially when your mother had symptoms of Alzheimer’s before she turned fifty.  My husband noted that I am “advancing in age” in an otherwise very sweet birthday letter. But, turning thirty is a little bit exciting, too, because I’m celebrating the start of a beautiful, new chapter in this great adventure.  As my …

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Brain Food: Spring Clean Your Diet

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I’m wrapping up National Nutrition Month (March) with a brain food post that is several years in the making.  My relationship with food and health shifted dramatically following my mother’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Disclaimer:  I am not a medical doctor and cannot give medical advice.  I am simply a health enthusiast, sharing what I have learned …

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