You’ve Got This.
WHAT IS DAUGHTERHOOD?
Daughterhood.org’s mission is to support and build confidence in women who are managing their parents’ care. The daughterhood blog, website and social media links connect you — the care manager — to resources and a wholly unique perspective on our health and elder care systems. Through her writing and curation of resources, daughterhood’s founder, Anne Tumlinson, coaches women and men to insist on excellent care and a meaningful experience for their parents.
Daughterhood is what happens when we put our lives on hold to take care of our parents. Unlike motherhood, we don’t expect daughterhood. And, even if we did, it’s shocking how hard and time consuming it is.
- Compared to motherhood, daughterhood makes you feel much more alone. You don’t have a neighborhood full of other women taking care of parents just like you.
- Taking care of frail, old people is really complicated. You feel like you need a social work, business, law and medical degree to even understand what you need to know.
- It’s a matter of dignity and family relationships. Your parents’ dignity is on the line and that’s scary and sad. Mix that in with lifelong sibling relationship complexities and you have a crazy-making cocktail.
- This is too much for one person to do alone. The daughterhood blog and website are about helping you to see that your efforts are good enough, actually heroic. That you are not failing. It’s our health and elder care systems that are failing, by making caring for your parents harder than it should be. And, that’s what daughterhood.org wants to change.
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Let’s work together to make daughterhood easier for each other.
Get in touch with Anne, the founder of daughterhood, to share your story and ask questions about your parent’s care.
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