For Friends & Family
A page for friends and adult family of parents with cancer
But sometimes we take this responsible sensibility too far, thinking that we’re being good people when really, we’re just stamping a giant DENIED on our psyches over and over and over again.
Maya and Marc Silver understand what it’s like for the million or so teens whose parents have cancer each year.
We can’t give 100% of ourselves 100% of the time. To be your best, and to give the best care as both a parent and a caregiver, you need to take time out for yourself.
I went straight from my thirties to the hospital, where the other patients were all twice my age. For me, 40 was the new 80.
For adults, obits are about what they did. But for children, they’re about who they were.
I said yes, not realizing it would mean I’d end up in pink snakeskin pants and 5-inch Nicole Miller heels, rocking out to Nirvana and sipping Champagne in Manhattan photography studio.
I’m a worrier, an awfulizer, and I had a hard time keeping it in the moment.
Caregiving Cancer: “I think one of my first thoughts was purely selfish: I did not want or feel capable of being a single parent.”
Kids can handle a whole lot more than we think they can.
I chased her through the hotel, but I couldn’t find her. Then again, Lee Rhodes is tough to keep up with. She’d just spoken at Mom 2.0, the annual blogging conference held this year in Miami, and I wanted to hear more about how she’d launched glassybaby, a unique, colored glass votive company that employs [...]