Category Archives: Caregiving

Mark Your Calendar for The Cindy Laverty Show

I’m getting excited about my upcoming guest appearance on web radio. I’ll be on The Cindy Laverty Show to talk about my book, Eldercare Is Making Me Fat, with show host and author Cindy Laverty, on Wednesday, July 24th, 1:00-1:50 p.m. ET,10am – 10:50am PT, , the Women 4 Women Network. No downloads or apps are needed to listen.

We’ll be sharing some real-life crazy stories about caregiving along with tips for finding the humor in stressful situations.

Please mark your calendar and share with your friends. For more about Cindy, check out her Facebook page.

Got a topic you would like to hear us talk about? Click on Leave a Comment below. Or join the chat room during the show.

Signing? Party? Or Support Group?

Sunday’s book launch and signing for Eldercare Is Making Me Fat at Blackstone Coffee wasn’t at all what I expected . . . and that was great. I thought people would drift in over the two-hour span, buy a book or bring a book: I would sign it and they’d take off. In the slow moments in between, I expected to chat with my editor and the book’s designer.

Vera Pastore, Maria Schultz, and Charlotte Johnson Jones at book signing for Eldercare Is Making Me Fat

Editor Vera Pastore, designer Maria Christina Schultz, and Charlotte Johnson Jones

Didn’t happen. Instead, friends and women and men who had been total strangers three minutes before came in, got a cup of coffee and maybe something to go along with it. (The quiche is especially good, I must say.) Uninvited but totally welcome, people pulled up chairs and sat around the book table jabbering like it was a family get together. When one left, another took the place.

The thing that knocked me out was how many seemed relieved to be able to tell their own stories Continue reading