Posts by Candice Smith

Reminders Aren't Grief

Reminders Aren't Grief

By Candice Smith

This morning I looked out my window into my backyard and I saw the daffodils were finally out. Naturally I thought of my Dad. In the spring before he died the three grandkids, my brother and I walked...

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Give Me A Fish

Give Me A Fish

By Candice Smith

 “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime” There are a lot of resources available for family care partners.  I have shelves full of...

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The Starting Line

The Starting Line

By Candice Smith

The other day I was listening to a friend talk about her aging parents.  While neither parent is ill, they are in their 80’s.  And because neither is ill, there is no pressing need to doanything. ...

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The Difference Between Parenting & Caregiving – Guest Blog

The Difference Between Parenting & Caregiving – Guest Blog

By Candice Smith

The following is a “guest blog” – written with much love and passion by the amazing Rachel of Taking Care of Grandma. I am so grateful to have her wisdom shared here. When someone says they are...

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For People and For Pets

For People and For Pets

By Candice Smith

Recently my friend had to put her dog to sleep.  Cancer had taken over poor Rosie’s body and she was in pain; she was suffering and looked to the woman she loved most to help her.  And my friend did....

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Shielding Children From Your Grief

Shielding Children From Your Grief

By Candice Smith

When I sat down this morning to read the news my feed included an advice column from syndicated writer Carolyn Hax with the title “Should children be shielded from their parents’ grief?”.  A...

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