Sarcasm Sisters

9: Our First 3-way is With a Vegas Showgirl

An episode of Sarcasm Sisters

By Jennifer Mackinday
Two Veteran caregivers share anecdotes and advice about the caregiving lifestyle with some quirky fun and a little sarcasm. Also includes random travel tips and don’ts, a few beverages, and interviews mixed in to keep it fun.
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10: Runnin’ on Empty
Running into road blocks, running out of batteries, running home...don’t we all seem to always be on the run? This is our Christmas Eve Eve 2018 episode. Looking forward to 2019! Don’t forget to visit our Facebook page, Send us a message if you’d like to be a guest!
December 30, 2018
9: Our First 3-way is With a Vegas Showgirl
This week we interview Michelle Bassett, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Michelle is a two-time cancer survivor, and Elizabeth Dole Foundation fellow for the state of Nevada. We’re excited to talk to her about her life after cancer, what she’s doing for other caregivers and veterans families, and ask her a few fun things about Vegas along with some travel tips and don’ts. We’re drinking coffee of course, and talking about what it means to be an advocate, what it means to show story, and how anyone really can encourage others. We hope you’ll join us.
December 13, 2018
Bonus: Public Comment Request on VA Family Caregivers Program
Mar shares with us her extensive teaching and public policy background to help breakdown the Request for Public Comment on the VA Program if Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC). Our democracy provides for a platform to make our voices heard. Let’s all participate in the process! Hurry: the deadline to submit comments is 12/12/2018
December 3, 2018
8: Dammit, I swear!
In this chapter, Jenn & Mar catch-up after their weeklong trip to DC, explain the importance of advocacy and sharing your thoughts and concerns with elected officials. Mar makes a BIG decision about retirement as she looks ahead to her husband’s upcoming surgery. Jenn has a car tour of DC, is looking forward to the holiday decorations in NYC, but just really wants to enjoy the fun of gift giving and merry making this holiday season. Oh, and there’s drinking. Coffee drinking, of course.
December 3, 2018
Bonus: Meet Healing Household 6
Bonus content: Jenn interviews Megan, a team member at Healing Household 6, a nonprofit focused on fostering military family resiliency and serving military and veteran caregivers who’ve experienced domestic violence. Join us and learn more about this amazing organization!
November 18, 2018
7: East Bound and Down
Mar and Jenn talk about their upcoming trip to DC, traveling challenges for caregiving, and the importance of me-adership!
November 18, 2018
6: BIG Time
From the documentary BIG Sonia, to the BIG disease of ALS, Jenn and Mar explore their big plans and big tasks in this, our biggest episode. Don’t forget to visit us online
November 4, 2018
5: Estimated Time Commitment
Jen and Mar are practicing the Optimist Creed, trying new fitness routines, and working hard to conquer the world. Okay, well maybe just working hard to conquer *their* world.
October 21, 2018
4: There is No ‘Try’ in Diatribe
Mar and Jenn explore the importance of having a tribe, scheduling downtime, and why boundaries matter for caregivers.
October 2, 2018
3: Worst Case Scenario
Even the best plans change in the face of a hurricane. In this episode, Mar and Jenn discuss Hurricane Florence, fleeing a disaster when you are a caregiver for someone with a disability, the resources available and the impact of all the stress.
September 17, 2018
2: To All the Jobs We’ve Had Before
Mar and Jenn reminisce about their first ‘real’ jobs, the sometimes difficult job of caregiving, and how hurricanes affect caregivers. Jenn also reveals she is a ‘worst case scenario’ person and Mar remembers a time when she had to make donuts!
September 16, 2018
1: Who are the Sarcasm Sisters?
An introduction to Mar and Jenn and some teasers about our new podcast.
September 7, 2018
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