Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Mondays with Mom

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

Mondays with Mom: Therapy

When I started writing this series, Mom had already been through so much concerning her physical and mental health. Until her mid-seventies, she had...

Mondays with Mom: First Things

If you read last week’s article, you know where I’m headed this week. If you didn’t, read the beginning of this story here. I’m listening...

Mondays with Mom: Important

Joy Purcell, the owner/editor, of nowhabersham.com, has been a friend of mine since junior high school. Although our lives together have ebbed and flowed...

Mondays with Mom: Alone

Mom is never alone. No matter what she does or where she goes, she always has someone with her. Even when she is asleep...

Mondays with Mom: Restless

This past weekend I went to Hinton for a women’s retreat in what has become an annual event. Dad went to eastern North Carolina...

Mondays with Mom: Labor

Today is Labor Day. As a society, we tend to use this day for one last summer excursion, one last three day weekend of...

Mondays with Mom: Fumble

It’s football season again. I see the football scores on the front pages of our local newspapers and hear folks talking about high school...

Mondays with Mom: Moaning and Groaning

I have become one of a group of people of a “certain age” who moan each time we move. We’re the moaning and groaning...

Mondays with Mom: Routine

I love for back-to-school season to begin. It’s not that I want the summer to end or I’m tired of my kids; I just...

Mondays with Mom: Pinterest

The internet is a wonderful thing. I don’t know how I would have handled this whole transition with Mom without the support of those people...

Mondays with Mom: Gait Belt

Mom loved her accessories. She was the queen of necklaces, bracelets, and scarves. (Read here.) Aside from a pretty gown and matching socks, she doesn’t...

Mondays with Mom: Girlfriends

Recently I have been reminded of the importance of girlfriends, old and new. There is one friend who knows me the best and has...