What the hell are we doing here? Well, a little history wouldn’t be amiss… Read more
It’s been three weeks since Tend made its debut on the App Store and Google Play, and it has been an absolute dream to see women using the app in the way we envisioned. What’s even more exciting is to get feedback on new and different ways women are using the app and the incredible ideas they have to make it even better! Read more
It’s been just over two years since Aileen and I sat in the cafe at the Getty Villa and fleshed out our concept for a mobile app that helps women to give value to the work they do each day for their loved ones. Today we are thrilled to announce that the first version of Tend: Task Manager and Journal is finally available for download on the App Store and Google Play. Read more
Taking care of people is hard. It can be deeply rewarding, but let’s face it, it’s also really, really hard. Whether it’s children, elderly parents, sick spouses, special needs family members, or even ourselves, taking care of human beings requires a tremendous amount of energy. And yet for mothers and other caregivers, we do it every, single day, often with little recognition or appreciation. Read more
My dad passed away last Thursday so this is as far as I got in making this week’s recipe, pineapple upside down cake.
It is a tradition in my family to move a fully decorated Christmas tree. Most every woman in my family has done it once (I think my aunt Wanda did it twice but that is because she has moved over 50 times.)
I’m sure if you spend a few minutes thinking about it, you too will come up with some similarly deranged holiday tradition your family engages in.
Here at Persistiny, we talk a lot about taking care of children but the truth is that nearly 90 million Americans engage in acts of caregiving above and beyond (and often in addition to) what needs to be done to keep our kids healthy. Elderly parents, children (both young and adult) with special needs and many other loved ones require the love and attention of a dedicated caregiver. And that is where Caregiver Action Network comes in.
As I said last week, all of these websites have done an excellent job describing themselves so I am not about to rephrase their work. Here is a portion of the ‘about’ page from Caregiver Action Network’s website:
No new recipe. Not this week. I haven’t eaten a home cooked meal in over a week so the chances that I have attempted a new recipe are slimmer than usual. So what did I do this week?
I hid. Read more