Progressive Blog Party

Just a reminder, this week (Dec. 6 – Dec. 12) is having it’s annual, “Progressive Blog Party 2015.”  If you have not had a change to click over and follow the many site participating this year you still have time.  Many of the sites are having raffles for coaching sessions with Denise Brown from, books, gift cards, coffee mugs with goodies, even cash.  Here is a list of just some of the sites involved in this years party. So don’t miss out on another exciting year of caregiving, thoughts, ideas, hints, problem solving tips and much, much more.  I look forward to seeing you there.
IMG_0832 Progressive Blog Party Participating Members Directory:
  • CareGiving.comOur bloggers will post throughout the week so be sure to share your story in our comments section. We’re giving away a daily gift (a copy of our newest eBook, Good Morning! to You) as well as prizes at week’s end and a grand prize–one winner will receive three coaching sessions with me (a $255 value). We’ll keep you posted if we add more gifts during the week.
  • Easier Living: Whether you’re recovering from surgery, or suffer from a chronic illness, Easier Living is your one-stop community for home healthcare supplies, caregiving resources and information. Easier Living is donating a Caregiver Pack, which pampers the family caregiver. The pack, a $50 value, includes 1 pair of Gel Ultimate’s Moisturizing Booties; 1 pair Gel Ultimate’s? Moisturizing Gloves;
    1 Thera-Band® Foot Roller; 1 IMAK® Eye Pillow; 1 two-ounce container of Therapy Putty.
  • The Purple Jacket: Chris blogs about caring for his partner, The Little One. The Purple Jacket signifies a time in my life that was–and still is–“a life changing event.” The Purple Jacket is dedicated to all caregivers and their survivors. We just can’t do it alone! Chris also blogs on
  • Robert’s Sister: Trish Hughes Kreis is a freelance writer and full-time Legal Administrator who blogs about caring for her disabled, youngest brother, Robert, caregiving and epilepsy on She is also an ardent advocate for quality care in care facilities as well as benefits for the working caregiver. Her brother, Robert, lives with intractable epilepsy and currently lives in a care facility.  Robert is a man of faith and believes his life’s purpose is to spread awareness and education about epilepsy.  He also lives in the moment enjoying simple pleasures such as watching Jeopardy, eating Rocky Road ice cream and beating his sister at card games. Trish contributes to the online Assisted Living Directory and the Emblem Health “What Care Feels Like” micro site and has been published in Today’s Caregiver.  She is editor and contributor to the CareGifters book series and also is the author of her own caregiving book, Forever a Caregiver.  Aside from the blog, she can be reached on Facebook (, Twitter (@robertssister1). Trish is donating an autographed copy of her book, Forever a CaregiverTrish also blogs on
  • SandwichINK: Kaye Swain, elder caregiver and grandmother, shares resources, information, and Christian encouragement for the Sandwich Generation, busily juggling the multi-generational issues of caring for the elderly parents and relatives in their family while still raising children or babysitting grandchildren. (FYI: This is Kaye’s fifth year participating in our blog party!) Kaye is donating a $10 gift card to one lucky winner.
  • You Mean, Besides the Cancer? Bob Marcotte is a musician, photographer, author and caregiver. Unlike his other job titles, the caregiver job title came without training and with little notice. Now, it’s the job title he’s most proud of. He lives in California with his wife, Carole, who is still recovering from her massive surgeries. They are guarded and kept company by their two dogs and a cat, all rescued animals. After the Stanford medical miracle, perhaps Carole can be considered ‘rescued’, too. Bob is donating a copy of his book, You Mean, Besides the Cancer? Bob also blogs on


Richard, I Make This Look Good, Santa Cruz 2013
Epilepsy Awareness Day  Disneyland 2014′
Richard Kreis has always been a very active person both individually and with his family. Richard is the proud father of three great kids and husband to a very wonderful and supportive wife. Richard is a Trifecta caregiver to his mom, Carol (part-time), who has heart issues as well as for his brother-in-law, Robert who has dealt with epilepsy his whole life. Richard is also a full-time caree for himself due to chronic back pain and other related issues, caused by a drunk driver in early May 1993.
In spite of his pain issues, Richard is working toward becoming a Certified Caregiving Counselor and Chronic Pain Counselor.  He is also a Notary Public and Signing Agent for the real estate industry.  . Richard enjoys gardening, taking photos of animals and nature and can be followed at where he blogs about his caregiving and chronic pain issues as well as on Twitter, @kreisr1 or on Facebook.
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