In 2012, I left my adopted home in North Carolina and moved back across the country and into my family home where, at 96, my mother was still living. As best laid intentions often go, I stayed longer than I expected.
While I lived with and cared for my mother, I wrote this blog. She died in 2018, and I (eventually) moved my blog to cover new adventures. You can find me at www.writingdownthe story.com.
Now, at the end of 2021, I am returning to the family caregiver scene with a brand new “full service” website as a caregiver ally. And in anticipation of the publication of my memoir about mother care, to be published in October 2022 by She Writes Press: Mother Lode: Confessions of a Reluctant Caregiver.
I hope you will join me at www.gretchenstaebler.com for behind the scenes stuff about the book; and, if you are a family caregiver or anticipate being one or are a caregiver survivor, inspiration, ideas, information about aging, and “permission” to feel everything you feel. This is hard work. You are not alone.