Carol O'Dell

Carol D. O'Dell's gripping memoir MOTHERING MOTHER, (April 1, 2007 by Kunati Publishing) is for the "sandwich" generation and overflows with humor, grace and much needed honesty. Written with wit and sensitivity, Mothering Mother offers insight on how to not only survive but thrive the challenges of caring for others while keeping your life, heart, and dreams intact. Carol is an inspirational speaker and instructor focusing on caregiving, spirituality and adoption issues. She has been featured on numerous television, radio and magazine and podcast programs including WEDU/PBS, Artist First Radio, "Coping with Caregiving" national radio, Women's Digest and Mature Matters Publications. Her fiction and nonfiction work has appeared in numerous publications including Atlanta Magazine, Southern Revival, MARGIN, and AIM, America's Intercultural Magazine Carol appeared on the radio show "Healing the Grieving Heart" with Dr. Gloria & Dr. Heidi Horsley to discuss "Mothering Mother: A Daughter's Humorous and Heartbreaking Memoir." To hear Carol being interviewed on this show, click on the following link: www.voiceamericapd.com/health/010157/horsley031308.mp3



21-Year-Old Wonders How to Deal With Pain of Mother-Loss, 22 Jan 2019

New Year’s Resolutions for the Caregiver, 02 Jan 2014

Do the Holidays Feel Like Too Much? How Caregivers and Families Find Joy in the Season, 27 Dec 2009

The Unlikely Caregiver: Black Sheep of the Family, 25 Oct 2009

Are You the Black Sheep Sibling? The Unlikely Caregiver?, 07 Jul 2009

When Caregiving Takes Its Own Sweet Time, Pace Yourself for the Long Haul, 01 Jul 2009

Why Does Alzheimer’s Effect People Differently?, 22 Jun 2009

‘Don’t Leave Me Here Without You’ – Why Caring For a Spouse is So Difficult, 06 Jun 2009

Celebrating Mother’s Day When Mom’s Gone, Turn Bitter Into Sweet, 07 May 2009

“Honey, Grandma Died”: Talking to Your Children About Tough Issues, 29 Apr 2009

Are You Dreading the Death Date of a Loved One?, 27 Apr 2009

Does Caregiving Stress Your Marriage? Grow Closer in Your Caregiving Years, 01 Apr 2009

When Death Comes as a Shock…, 20 Mar 2009

How to Talk To Your Doctor: Getting What You Want and Need, for Caregivers and Families, 04 Mar 2009

Creating Memorial Services with Heart, 04 Mar 2009

Caregiver’s Support Group, 25 Feb 2009

Creating Memorial Services with Heart, Part of the Caregiving Journey, 20 Feb 2009

Alzheimer’s and Violence, “I Don’t Want Anyone to Know How Bad It Is”, 10 Feb 2009

Move Over Michelle, Mama’s in the House: The Obamas Are a Multigenerational Family, 24 Jan 2009

Am I Holding Onto the Past? Why We Keep the Clothes of Those We Love, 13 Jan 2009

Is This Your Last Christmas Together?, 23 Dec 2008

Caregivers and Happiness: An Oxymoron?, 08 Dec 2008

“I Can’t Believe I Just Said That”: How to Say the Right Thing to Someone Who is Ill or Experienced a Death, 29 Nov 2008

Aging and Fear: Choose a Different Path, 25 Nov 2008

Having That Difficult Conversation: How to Talk About Uncomfortable Issues, 17 Nov 2008

Caregivers: There’s Nothing More Important Than a Good Conversation, 14 Nov 2008

Has Caregiving Changed You?, 11 Nov 2008

Who Says Halloween’s Just For Kids? Easy Tips for Caregivers and Their Loved Ones to Enjoy the Fall Festivities, 30 Oct 2008

Caregivers: You Don’t Have to Like Your Mother to Love Her, 28 Oct 2008

Have You Taken Caregiving Too Far For Your Own Good?, 17 Oct 2008

What is Shock? What to Expect That First Month After a Loved One Dies, 03 Oct 2008

Caregiver, Are You Too Hard on Yourself?, 30 Sep 2008

A Caregiver’s Challenge: Loving the Unlovable, 25 Sep 2008

Dad Won’t Quit Pacing! What You Need to Know About Agitation and Alzheimer’s, 25 Sep 2008

21-Year-Old Wonders How to Deal With Pain of Mother-Loss, 22 Sep 2008

We’ve Just Found Out: Mom (or Dad) Has Alzheimer’s–Another Caregiver Begins the Journey, 19 Sep 2008

The Benefits of Laughter–A Caregiver’s Greatest Ally, 17 Sep 2008

I Feel Like I’m Going Crazy! Mom/Dad Acted Fine at the Doctor’s Office, 17 Sep 2008

I Think I’m Depressed: A Caregiver’s Deep-Dark Secret, 11 Sep 2008

“I Don’t Want to Live With my Adult Children!” Our Parent’s Perspective, 08 Sep 2008

Do You Feel Trapped by Caregiving?, 02 Sep 2008

How Should You Celebrate the Anniversary of a Loved One’s Passing?, 23 Jun 2008

Is Your Elder Loved One Considering Suicide? Warning Signs, 17 Jun 2008

What I Learned About Caregiving From my Dogs, 17 Jun 2008

Are Dads More Difficult to Take Care of Than Moms?, 13 Jun 2008

How Will You Remember Your Loved One?, 11 Jun 2008

The Power of a Great Dad, 10 Jun 2008

Improve Your Relationship in Two Easy Steps, 09 Jun 2008

Can You Grieve Too Much?, 05 Jun 2008

How to Live with Family Members Without Hating Each Other, 01 Jun 2008

Do You Need to be Needed?, 29 May 2008

What Are the Death Rattles?, 20 May 2008

How to Care-give and Not Kill Yourself in the Process, 15 May 2008

UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections): Don’t Let Your Elder Suffer in Silence, 13 May 2008

Mother’s Day When You’ve Lost Your Mother, 12 May 2008

When I Miss Her: A Mother’s Day Tribute, 07 May 2008

What I’ve Learned About Caregiving, 06 May 2008

Are You a Bad Caregiver? Do You Know One? Signs of Elder Abuse, 05 May 2008

Have You Had Your Happy Fix?, 02 May 2008

Do You Resent Your Sibling For Not Helping You Care Give?, 02 May 2008

What’s Worse Than Being a Caregiver?, 01 May 2008

Do You Have Restless Caregiver Syndrome?, 29 Apr 2008

What’s Your Caregiving Personality Type?, 28 Apr 2008

The Power of Forgiveness, 27 Apr 2008

Why is Mom (or Dad or my spouse) So Grumpy? 5 Ways to Stop Negativity, 23 Apr 2008

The Four Cycles of Caregiving: Where Are You?, 18 Apr 2008

Why I Chose Against a Feeding Tube, 15 Apr 2008

No Get Up and Go? 5 Caregiving Energy Zappers, 11 Apr 2008

What’s Your Dirty Little Vice? Not So Great Caregiving Coping Skills, 09 Apr 2008