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Quick Ways to Recharge Your Battery as a Caregiver

Welcome back to another episode of Carpooling with the RV. On today’s episode, we will be discussing the future of inclusion. I am delighted to introduce you to our two guests. We have Shelley Kenow, who has been on the RV before. She is the author of “Those who ‘Can’t’ Teach”. We also have Fran Smith. She is the mother of two children as well as being an advocate for inclusion. Listen to this episode on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic.

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Quick ways to recharge your battery as a caregiver. by Fran Smith

Take a moment to just breathe.

Order out or delivery for a meal.

Take a long bath or shower.

Sit in your car and just listen to music.

Go on a walk around the block.

Choose to allow unstructured time in the day.

Choose your battles.

Prioritize the to do list for the day, reassess the list at lunch and put aside that which can be done another day.

Give yourself grace.

Journal, blog, color, craft, build, etc.


Sit in the yard and allow your child to self entertain and give yourself a moment to rest.

Ask for help, even to just have someone sit in your house and let you take a nap while your loved one is resting or occupied.


Letting others do for you is not a sign of weakness or failure, it is using your resources wisely.