Liz O’Donnell is a working daughter and working mother living in the sandwich and committed to helping other women as they balance their many roles in life. A recognized expert on balancing eldercare and career, she’s written about the issue in The Atlantic, Time, and Next Avenue. She’s been interviewed about the topic on WNYC, and several other radio shows and podcasts.
Liz is also the author of the book Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman. In 2009, she started the blog HelloLadies.com which she ran until 2015. Hello Ladies was named a top 100 website for women by Forbes, a Best of the Net by Working Mother Magazine and a BlogHer Voice of the Year. For more about Liz visitwww.liz-odonnell.com.
What we chat about:
- the career disrupting force of both childcare and elder care, and what we can do about keeping the disruption to a minimum
- Caregiver creep, and how it is so easy [but dangerous] for us caregivers to make the life of the person we are caring for more important than our own, and how to maintain your sense of self through the process instead
- Fears of carers including the massive sense of responsibility, the pressure of being “it” in the life of the one you care for, losing your identity
Links mentioned in this episode:
Liz’ website at www.workingdaughter.com
Liz’ closed Facebook group for carers here https://www.facebook.com/groups/workingdaughter/