WELCOME TO COLOR ME CARING
Simple Self-Care + Coloring Books for Caregivers
You are amazing. One in a million. And we want you to know how much you are admired and treasured.
We hope you will think of this as the place where you are seen and truly appreciated for what you are doing – caring for an adult loved one who needs help. We’re your fan club!
You took on the caregiver challenge, as a daughter or granddaughter, a niece, a wife, or maybe just a good friend. Even though you already have plenty of responsibilities on your plate, you took it on.
AND IT’S A BIG ONE
Not everyone understands the enormity of this commitment. Maybe even you don’t recognize how big it is.
When people tell you what a good thing you are doing, you shrug it off. “Anyone would,” you say.
But not everyone would. Or does.
You are special.
But caring this much comes with downsides.
LET’S TALK ABOUT CAREGIVER STRESS
It’s a constant stressor, a constant weight on your mind and on your shoulders.
The worry. Too-long days and sleepless nights.
Thinking for another adult, trying to anticipate what’s going to happen and how to handle it, worrying if you are making the right choices, the right decisions, and wondering if you could do better. Feeling guilty that you might not be doing enough, even when you are doing too much.
WE SEE YOU
We hope to help out with tips, advice, and stories from caregiving women like you.
We hope you’ll find encouragement and ideas.
Maybe some ways to lighten the load or ease the stress, with a smile, a chuckle, or a little time out with a coloring book or journal.
Color Me Caring was created by a few friends who, like you, took on the challenge of caregiving.
We sometimes joke we’re in the “good daughter club.”
We started out with the idea of creating an adult coloring book just for caregivers. One that would give you a few minutes away from the caregiver stress, a few moments of calm, and maybe a bright spot in your day.
But then, when we started talking about our idea, people told us that we should share what we were learning as caregivers.
COLORING + CAREGIVING TIPS
So here, here, we cheer you on, with reminders of how important you are, the power of love, and the enormous difference you are making in your loved one’s life.
Here, we share what we’ve learned on the caregiver journey. To make your journey a bit easier.
And here, we share coloring for stress relief, coloring for mindfulness, coloring for fun and gratitude.
Color Me Caring is for you in all of your caregiver roles: the juggler, the nurse, the cook, the chauffeur, the housekeeper, the financial manager, the health care advocate, and you, the angel.