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Monday, July 6, 2020

Mondays with Mom

Donna Bunn James shares moments and reflections from her life as a caregiver for her elderly mom.

Mondays with Mom: Foggier

I’ve written several Mondays with Mom articles about fog. It seems to be the best analogy for what Mom’s mind is going through. We’ve had...

Mondays with Mom: Carla’s Visit

Last week, my sister, Carla, came for her longer summer visit. She was able to stay from Tuesday through Saturday and we spent some...

Mondays with Mom: Crafts

I love to do crafts. I dabble in lots of different mediums: paint, paper, wood crafts, jewelry, and more! I have enough craft supplies...

Mondays with Mom: Quiet

This weekend I went to Atlanta and spent some quality time with old friends. Clarification, they are not old, we’ve just known each other...

Mondays with Mom: Lunch

Mom’s breakfast menu hardly varies from day to day: maple walnut oatmeal, a protein shake, and, occasionally, a toast and jelly sandwich. Many days,...

Mondays with Mom: UTI

Last week was a very difficult week with Mom. She didn’t want to walk or fully wake up. She wasn’t sleeping well either. Her...

Mondays with Mom: Strength

There are so many Bible verses on strength. None of them recommend I lean on my own strength and I am so glad. Over and...

Mondays with Mom: Tough

The last three weeks have been really tough for me emotionally. I have wrestled with writing Mondays with Mom because I have felt so...

Mondays with Mom: Blanks

Perhaps it is exhaustion or aging – although I’d like to think I’m not that old – but I seem to be drawing blanks...

Mondays with Mom: Mary

Some days I’m not sure what to write for Mondays with Mom. I think and think all weekend, trying to find the right things...

Mondays with Mom: Taxes and Other Uncertainties

April 15 is not my favorite day of the year. I have many happy associations with other dates in April: Mom’s birthday on the...

Mondays with Mom: Towhees vs. Cowbirds

Mom and I have become connoisseurs of the feeder birds. Each day for lunch, we sit in the dining room and watch the birds...
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