Thursday, October 17, 2019

Creating a Plan for Aging Loved Ones

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By, Crystal S. Kauffman

Families should be the first choice in caring for an aging loved one, since the loved one will recuperate better in familiar surroundings. The entire family should be given a voice, on whether he or she will become a full-time caregiver. However, a reality is that some families are unable or unfit, so the hospital would be the proper choice in these circumstances. If a family is willing to care for their loved one, the aging member actually benefits for the closeness of the family unit.

Create a Plan

First, the entire family should discuss their aging loved ones health care and make a plan, which can be instituted once it is needed. One family member may become the fulltime caregiver, while other family members come by and help as needed. This will give the fulltime caregiver a break, as well as peace of mind knowing their loved one is safe while they run errands. The entire family will transition into their new roles, by discussing and creating the plan before the emergency.

Thinking about Pets

Most aging loved ones have pets, which cannot be brought to the nursing home with him or her. Instead, he or she can keep the beloved pet at home or even at a relative’s home, instead of having to give away another piece of his or her life. Sometimes, the relative may have a pet that he or she can become attached to as well. Fortunately, pets can help keep him or her from becoming depressed with the new circumstances that they are faced with.
Teenagers and Small Children

Be sure to let teenagers and small children help out in different ways like reading a book to singing with their loved one. In addition, the child can take him or her for a walk or help clean up the room as needed. Children are usually welcomed by the aging loved one, since children can make them laugh and give them someone to chat with. Sometimes, they may not be in the mood to deal with a small child, so families should judge her or her mood first. 

Choosing a Nursing Home

Not all families can provide around-the-clock care for an aging loved one and this may put the loved ones life at risk. Unfortunately, there are also family members who are unfit to care for an aging loved one. In these situations, the family will need to find a good nursing home that will care for his or her aging loved one in the proper way. They should investigate and ask other patients about the facility or its nurses, as well as visit often to detour any possible abuse.


In conclusion, a family should be given the option of caring for their aging loved one, before a nursing home is consulted. The entire family should develop a plan before their loved one gets ill, in order to take the stress out of this transition and role reversal. Additionally, Pets and children can help an aging loved one, by keeping them from getting depressed and by also keeping them moving. However, if a nursing home is chosen, the family should make sure it is an abuse-free facility by investigating it before their loved one moves in the home.   

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Help Bring Miss Sadie Home

Jacksonville, Florida Area (Westside) 


Our shop doggy has gotten loose! She was able to escape our backyard on Cassat Ave. (not to from our shop) 

We want our furbaby to come home immediately. She is microchipped and could haves traveled pretty far by now or has become friendly with another family. She has distinctive eyes and is I have added pictures to Identify her. 

We are offering a $500 reward to whoever will bring Miss Sadie home safe to us! She is not just a dog, because she means everything to me. My family, the staff, our customers and many more are missing this sweet girl. 

Please share and help us bring her home.

Please call or text (904) 651-3310

Thank you for reading and helping us in our search for Miss Sadie.

What Does “Princess Crystal Says” Mean?

By, Crystal S. Kauffman

After I became a Christian, I adopted the name “God’s Imperfect Princess” and I used that name for my very first blog. I loved writing and sharing my work that I posted on other networks that I wrote for over the years. About six years ago, I chose “Princess Crystal Says” as my official brand for my blogging content and writing career. 

I hope you will continue to stop by and let me know how I am doing, because I love reading my comments. I am currently writing a novel in the fantasy genre, but I enjoy blogging and building websites/blogs daily for myself and clients. I love knowing that I am a princess waiting to be in God’s kingdom one day, but I don’t push my beliefs on others. I love animals and kids, but mostly I work a lot on my blogs or on my novels.

I look forward to meeting new people and helping them create their websites or blogs, as well as completing any writing project that is needed. I do believe that I write about things that most people will enjoy, but I consider my blog as a lifestyle blog. I post poetry, my thoughts, my support group information, maybe an article or two, as well as pictures that may be of interest to others. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog and enjoy the posts that you have selected to read. Please stop by my “Princess Crystal Says” blog and let me know how I am doing there as well.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

My Little Brother’s Special Day

Image Copyrighted 2019 by Crystal S. Kauffman

By, Crystal S. Kauffman

This week, I called my little brother and asked him for a ride to the grocery store. He agreed to take me which was awesome because that meant I get to spend time with him. We don’t see each other, as often as I would like too because of his family obligations and I currently don’t have a car.

So, I was very excited to see him that day! See, on Labor Day, my little brother and his family was in a minor car wreck and thank God they are okay. Banged up; but alive! Honestly, I really needed to see him and I wanted bless him with something small, since he has been out of work since the wreck due to his injuries.

Additionally, I secretly called our momma to tell her about what I was planning to do. She wanted to also bless him also, which required me talking him into getting him to go see her as well. So, I asked my little brother, if he wanted to go see mom since we don’t see her that often either.

We decided to head to momma’s nursing home and visit with her before we go to the grocery store. When we got there my mom also blessed him and we visited for a bit, since we had a little time to kill. We finally went to the grocery store and I bought some stuff he needed for his  daughter who is three.

On the way, back to my place, I treated him to lunch and we were offer free drinks. I had an amazing day hanging with my little brother and it felt good to bless him. My little brother has never asked for help from me, because he knows I am struggling too. However, helping him made me happy, since I know he will be able to buy the immediate needs for his family. 

He still need help, but I am limited o ways that I can help him. So, I am praying he will receive a miracle soon. His bills are piling up and he need a financial blessing. Can you pray with me?

Image Copyrighted 2019 by Crystal S. Kauffman

“Family Over Everything”

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Fly High "Poppa" Ray...

Copyrighted by, Pennie Keene 2019
Mr. Nelson Ray or “Poppa” was my neighbor who lived down the dirt road from my grandparent’s property. He used to drive by every day on his riding lawnmower to check the mail and he would always wave to my family. Sometimes, he would stop and talk to us, but he would always have us laughing with tears in our eyes due to the jokes he would tell us. He was a good man and he knew how to make you laugh, even when you were having a really bad day.

Mr. “Poppa Ray loved family, his home, his projects, fishing, hunting, his plants, and talking to his friends. He was a wise and wonderful man who will be missed, but most of all I think I will miss his jokes and stories about his childhood. My heart goes out to his family and his friends who are in mourning tonight and in need of comfort after losing such a wonderful spirit in this world. May he fly high and be reunited with his loved ones who passed on before him, while his family remembers his legacy.

He will be missed by so many people, but especially by me because I will miss our phone calls. I feel blessed to have known him.

Rest In Peace…Mr. Nelson W. Ray “Poppa”

May 10th 1931 to August 22nd, 2019

Copyrighted by, Pennie Keene 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Laugh at Cancer Support Community & Chat

Crystal and her Papa, Copyright 2007

"Both Touched by Cancer"

Have you been touched by cancer and you need to talk to someone? Come by our Facebook community and come chat with us.

We are here in case you need to just talk to someone! Come join us to show your support for our support community. We always need help and small gifts to pass out locally or do it in your own home town.

Help give people joy and smiles, as well as laughter.

Come chat.

Come meet us.

Come lean on our wings of hope!


Friday, August 2, 2019

Arabella’s Bath Time Mess

By, “Aunt” Crystal S. Kauffman

Arabella had a really long day at the dance recital, where she practiced a new ballet routine. She was excited about the new dance that she had learned and she could not wait to go home. Arabella came running through the door and her daddy was lounging in his favorite chair. She began showing him the new routine, which she has worked on really hard to learn today. 

Her proud daddy watched with joy in his heart as tears swelled up in his eyes. She spun around ever so gracefully, while her mom and dad cheered her on. Her routine was a little clumsy and she giggled with each misstep. Arabella has grown up so much, since she began her new dance classes.

She has begun learning to express herself through words, however she is almost four years old. Unfortunately, she is so hyperactive that her mom encourages her to focus on practicing her weekly dance routines. Her mother, Erin, decided to run a shallow bubble bath for Arabella who was gathering up her toys. 

She grabbed her favorite bath time toys which are: her dog, her cat, her turtle, and her dolphin. She quickly undressed and got into the tub and played with the soft pink bubbles. Arabella played with her toys, while her mom was making a phone call to check on one of her patients.. 

Arabella began making a mess with the water and throwing her toys out of the bath tub. She had used sign language to say “All Done”, but her mom didn’t notice the motion of her hands. So, she climbed out of the tub all soaking wet and ran straight to her bedroom. Arabella left a trail of bubbles and wet footprints all throughout the house.

She tried to dress herself, but she only got the dress over her head. She ran to her daddy, Chris, who dried her off and helped her get dressed. She grabbed the towel and began trying to help her mommy clean up the mess she made. Arabella was singing the “Clean up” song. 

She decided to sit on her daddy’s lap with her favorite blanket, while drinking water from her sippy cup. Her daddy said, “Thank you for helping mommy clean up your bath time mess.”

She smiled and snuggled up against her daddy and her eyes began closing for the night. Arabella had a busy day, but she will have a peaceful night       

Goodnight Arabella!

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