parenting your parents

Professional vs. Family Caregivers: Which is Better?

Have you ever wondered if it’s okay to hire professionals to help you care for an aging parent? Being Chinese, my parents taught me the cultural value of caring for elders. My grandparents were treated as part of our immediate family unit and I had the opportunity to live with them for over twenty years.…

generations of caregiving

Jane speaks about family caregiving.

The Pacific Northwest Association of Church Libraries (PNACL) has invited Jane to present about her experience of caring and honoring aging parents (and other family members). As chronicled in The Caregiving Season, Jane has been through the physical, financial and emotional journey when she cared for her elderly mother who passed away at the age…

Not THAT Kind of Proposal

Most people hear the word ‘proposal’ and think of candlelight dinners, diamond rings, and the answer YES. Writers are different. When we hear the word ‘proposal,’ we experience a mix of euphoria and panic. When I attended my first Oregon Christian Writers summer conference, I pitched my novel to a potential acquisitions editor. He said,…