Shared Caregiving Stories

Guest blog by one of Idaho’s caregivers, Jeannette D. Mayer. Stand Closer, It’s Shoter than You Think This age-old joke never gets old. How many of them can you think of? How many of you have some hanging in your bathroom? They all are great to get a giggle. Now to get to the touchy … Continue reading Shared Caregiving Stories

Shared Caregiving Stories

Idaho caregiver, Jeannette D. Mayer, shares her story of letting go in the following blog post titled  Lessons Learned: Sometimes We Just Have to Say ‘Goodbye’   All of us living in a military family have those friends and family members who just don’t seem to understand “a day in the life of a military … Continue reading Shared Caregiving Stories

Shared Caregiving Stories

Guest blog by Jeannette D Mayer, a caregiver and R4 Board Member Happiness was grabbing that handful of popcorn mixed with chocolate M&M’s® to find the Peanut M&M’s® hiding in there. For many years, these delightful milk chocolates wrapped around tasty peanuts were jokingly called “Happy Pills” in my house. My favorite snack was mixing … Continue reading Shared Caregiving Stories

Shared Caregiving Stories

How Expo Markers Saved Our Military Family. Guest blog by Jeannette D. Mayer. Every day I look at my husband and am reminded how lucky I am that he was able to come to me… to us! DeWayne came home to our daughter Addy and me after using five of his nine lives from May … Continue reading Shared Caregiving Stories

Shared Caregiving Stories

Why I go to the gym Guest Blog, Jeannette D. Mayer For as long as I can remember, my husband and daughter have given me a hard time about getting up at 5 a.m. to go to the gym. Over the years it hasn’t been easy overcoming the negativity that comes from them about my … Continue reading Shared Caregiving Stories

ICA Guest Blog: Hike 2 Heal with Founder Dan Canfield

From the Editor: Today’s guest blog is from Dan Canfield, program founder of Hike2Heal, a non-profit respite program coming next year to the Boise area. Reading time: 5 mins. Hike 2 Heal: A New Respite Program As I was applying for jobs during my last year of college, the full time job that I landed … Continue reading ICA Guest Blog: Hike 2 Heal with Founder Dan Canfield