Hemophilia Federation of America is a national nonprofit organization that assists, educates and advocates for the bleeding disorders community.
November, is National Caregivers Month. It鈥檚 the one day a year, set aside to acknowledge those who volunteer to care for family members, friends and neighbors who are managing health challenges and other disabilities. Not all superheroes wear capes. Some are managing medications, organizing medical records, scheduling doctor鈥檚 appointments and some superheroes are just […]
I have a confession: I am a better talker than doer! Last November I wrote about self-care: 鈥淪elf-care should not only be what we teach our children with a bleeding disorder.聽 We have to practice self-care for ourselves.聽 Our children learn more from watching us anyway.聽 If they see us taking the time to care […]
I love being a mom. Nothing makes me happier than cooking a great meal for my family, making soup to feed a cold, and even washing and folding their clothes.聽I am blessed to still pack lunches for one of my kids, while I watch my oldest one pack his own for his day at […]
[glossary_exclude] I worry when he’s late coming home and I haven’t heard from him in a while. I worry when I can’t get a hold of him on the phone for hours. I worry when he boards a plane for a trip. I worry when we do any physical activity where there’s a possibility he […]
Often times I am talking with other moms and the conversation comes up about how tired we are or how we find it difficult to make time for ourselves. As caregivers, we are constantly doing for others. We are making meals, help with homework, running errands, or being a taxi for our kids. Being a […]
As hemo moms, we are the best when teaching others about self-care, but can be the worst at taking care of ourselves. Quick question — When was your child鈥檚 last doctor鈥檚 appointment and when is the next one scheduled? Now ask those same two questions of yourself. For most of us, we can鈥檛 quickly answer […]
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