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When I think of dedication to our family, one person comes to my mind. My Grandmother! She has always been my rock. That one person in my life that has always been there for me. Too busy? Never!!!! If I needed a shoulder to cry on, all I had to do was call up Grandma. She would literally drop everything to be their, show her support and comfort me. Even if all she was doing was passing me tissues.
My Grandmother has 5 children. My Mother being one of the youngest & the fact that my Grandparents were career oriented folks before deciding to start a family of their own, made my Grandparents the "older parents". By the time I graced the world with my presence, my Grandmother was pretty darn old, regardless of how young her soul may be. Most people my age, like my husband, have Grandparents in their 70's, my Grandmother is well into her 90's.
My Grandfather passed away right before I entered kindergarten. It was that moment that my Mother & her siblings promised my Grandmother that they would doing everything in their power to keep her out of a nursing home. Once my Grandmother started using a walker to move around, one of my Uncles moved into my Grandmothers home to make sure Grandma was safe and sound at all times.
Once you hit 90, you're living on a very tight budget regardless of how frugal you were with your retirement fund. Heck, once you hit 90, unless you were a Win for Life Lotto winner, you're lucky to have much of a savings left at all. That's a lot of years of spending regardless of how smart you were with your cash!
Since summer is in full swing in these parts!!! WooHoo for fabulous weather and sunshine!!!! My daughter and I decided to help the family out by taking a little financial strain off their shoulders & made a caregiving gift basket filled with everyday items my Grandmother actually needs.
Toiletries, cleaning products, snacks, a large box of Member’s Mark Total Protection , and a little coloring entertainment.
The cutest part of all?!?! We came up with a fun theme, "Sending You a Little Box of Sunshine." Most items in our caregiving gift basket, yellow for sunshine!
My Grandmother is a catalog junkie! Now she can now use her hard earn cash she saved throughout the years to order whatever fabulousness she might be eying in one of those catalogs since my daughter and I took care of the basics!
One of our favorite places to shop for all of my Grandmothers caregivering needs is Sam's Club since Sam's Club is your one-stop shop for all of your Caregiving needs. Plus, you get exclusive benefits by being a member at Sam's Club! I'm all about saving whenever possible, so I'm always scoping out Sam's Club for those premium quality products at a great value.
Another awesome Sam's Club perk is their handy dandy pickup service. For those days we are crazy busy, we can still get my Grandmother all of her caregiving needs by ordering ahead!
It comes to no surprise that most seniors deal with leakage issues. Regardless of age, we all know that one unexpected leak is one too many. Thanks to Member’s Mark Total Protection products, my Grandmother can keep feeling like her confident self with high quality protection.
With Odor Guard® technology,breathable material that helps keep skin cool, dry and comfortable and also wicks moisture into super-absorbent core for superior dryness, my Grandmother never has to worry about missing out on a family moment or feel like an inconvenience ever again since Member’s Mark Total Protection products empowers consumers to keep living their lives to the fullest. Conquer Inco!!!
Member’s Mark Total Protection products are every bit as good or better than the more expensive highly advertised brands. My Grandmother wouldn't want me wasting cash on those highly advertised brands when Member’s Mark Total Protection products are just as good at a fraction of the cost! So whenever you're at Sam's Club, head to the back corner where all the toiletry items are located, look for the new product with enhanced comfort, and toss a box in your cart!
Other fun items we tossed into my Grandmothers "Sending You a Little Box of Sunshine" Elderly Care Package for some inspiration for your Elderly Care Package
• Cotton Swabs
•All Purpose Cleaner
•Adult Coloring Book
To add a personal touch to my Grandmothers Elderly caregiving gift basket, my daughter and I thought it would be fun to get extra crafty with the "basket" part. We took a plain ole laundry basket and my daughter took yellow streamers and did a little weaving with them! She then made a sunshine using construction paper and her hand prints to tape to the basket since our theme was "Sending You a Little Box of Sunshine". A fun and easy peasy way to get your child into caregiving!
So your Caregiving items can be on the top of the Elderly Caregiver Care Package, take a roll of wrapping paper and stuff the bottom! Then lay your items ontop :)
Have you tried Member’s Mark Total Protection products?
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A few weeks ago, my family had the chance to visit National Harbor. While exploring all that the area had to offer, we had a chance to take a spin on the incredible Capital Wheel at National Harbor.
Ever since the Capital Wheel opened, Instagram has been flooded with photos of the wheel. Just take a peak at the "popular" page an chances are you will spot the thing with some girl posing infront of the wheel in a flowing gown!
If all the Insta-Famous folks were giving the wheel glowing reviews, claiming the picturesque view of Washington DC from atop the area’s unique Ferris Wheel was a bucket-list worthy experience, you best believe my family was there to experience all the awesomeness as well!!!
With 42 climate controlled gondolas, the Capital Wheel takes comfort to a whole new level! Is the weather on the chilly side? Is it raining? Is it a blistering hot summer day? The best part about planning your Capital Wheel excursion is that you don’t have to worry about the weather or temperatures at all!!! Each gondola in the Capital Wheel is air-conditioned and heated, so you can ride in comfort year-round. So relax, turn on some tunes, and enjoy the 12-15 minute ride.
Did It Live Up To The Hype?
Yes!!!! We were definitely NOT disappointed with our ride. The sky was beautiful and full of color since it had rained for about 10 minutes before the sun started to set. Once the rain stopped, we left the Gaylord where we were staying and headed to the Capital Wheel! We couldn't have had better weather luck if you ask me when it came to the photography side of things! We also had the perfect bird’s eye view of the Nation’s Capital and stellar views of the harbor itself!
I would highly recommend a visit to the Capital Wheel! Exploring National Harbor is one fabulous way to spend a weekend with the family since there is something for everyone to enjoy regardless of age and, catching your breath on the Capital Wheel is the perfect way to round out the day.
National Harbor’s Capital Wheel is also home to a ground-level lounge called Flight Deck. Wheel passengers can even take a glass of bubbly along with them to sip and enjoy the view! If you ask me, with the touch of a little booze, the Capital Wheel would also make a fantastic spot for sunset cocktails, date night or a celebratory event with friends.
The Capital Wheel is open daily, year-round.
Tickets, plus tax:
Are you pregnant? Traveling with with a baby or small child? The Capital Wheel is a safe and slow ride for people of all ages and conditions so ride away!
If you're making National Harbor into a day trip, paid parking is available throughout National Harbor. For more information, visit nationalharbor.com/directory-parking.
Capital Wheel At The National Harbor
174 Waterfront St #215, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Have you visited National Harbor? Have you experienced the awesomeness that is the Capital Wheel?
Disclosure: We received complimentary tickets to experience the Capital Wheel at National Harbor. Regardless, all thoughts are my own.
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.