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Have you thought about turning your passion and something that serves others into an opportunity that could pay the bills? Perhaps you sold lemonade, homemade desserts or candy when you were a kid. At that time, you were probably nurturing your entrepreneurial spirit. Many small-business owners will agree that when you’re passionate about what you do, it does not feel like work; you’re just doing what you were placed on this earth to do.
Caregiving is not only a choice but a responsibility to those you cherish and who have showed you love throughout your life. Providing care for someone is simply a selfless act of compassion for someone who can no longer manage for themselves. During this season of love we applaud you for the giving of yourself to someone you care about.
I'll admit it: I have kitchen envy. Each time I'm at a friend's house I take mental pictures of their kitchen -- or sometimes I ask if I can snap a couple -- because I love everyone else's kitchen but mine. (I have friends with excellent taste, it seems.)  I pour through DIY sites and am always pinning photos onto to "My Dream Kitchen" board in Pinterest.
The following is a guest post from  Nicole Duritz, Vice President, Health, AARP Education & Outreach
Tom Kraeutler
I just bought a house ... where do I start?
I'm pretty lucky. As a full-time caregiver for my parents, me and my siblings have a great relationship. I keep them informed of the parentals' latest appointments and procedures, and when I need a break, they're here. Without question.
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