10 Wonderful Things about Having my Husband Home as Caregiver

  1. I used to email recipes to my girlfriends. Now I email them to my husband. LOL
  2. My hubby is a better cook than I ever was. BIG smile. It’s like having my own private chef. You should taste his Peruvian chicken. And his seasoned potatoes. And his original soups (yes, he makes up his own recipes).
  3. I HATE not being able to cook, clean, etc. much, but it’s amazing to see our youngest child helping Daddy cook, our oldest child working to clean or fold laundry with Dad, and our middle child flipping Dad’s tortillas, etc.
  4. I can call a “business meeting” (for Black Hills Picture Books) spontaneously when I have the energy to think, and he can usually adjust his long “to do list” around it.
  5. My hubby is not only caregiver of our children/me and business owner with me but also editor of my blog posts, books, & stories. I have others that help edit my books, but I had no idea that I would one day be very appreciative of his editing skills. (I’d like to say thank you to his high school English teacher, BTW.)
  6. I know that when I am asleep or crashing physically, etc. our children are getting the very best of care! NO ONE cares more about our kids besides me than he does. (Except God.)
  7. I’m not lonely.
  8. If I don’t know the answer to something the kids ask, I can always say, “Go ask your Dad,” and they can, right away. 🙂
  9. We work well as a team together (when I have the energy to help with the house or cooking).
  10. He understands MCS better than any other non-MCS person that I’ve ever met or read about. THIS IS HUGE.


I am very, very, very thankful.



Christa Upton Black Hills Picture Books PO Box 293 Custer, SD 57730

About Christa Upton

I am a wife and mother of three children ages 11, 14, and 18. I used to be a stay-at-home mom (teaching piano & dance, volunteering, etc). From 2007 to 2010, I suffered accidental Toxic Injury (also called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS). MCS has had major impact on our family, but the forced time in bed has given me time to write. So far, I have published 4 children's books (2 in e-book format on Kindle, one in Print-on-Demand at CreateSpace, and one printed by a local printer). Sometimes I miss my old life, but I love writing for children!
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2 Responses to 10 Wonderful Things about Having my Husband Home as Caregiver

  1. Stephanie says:

    It sounds like you have a wonderful husband and the kids have a wonderful father.

    • Christa Upton says:

      Yes! I am very, very blessed. I don’t know how many spouses would be faithful through as much as we’ve faced like Steve is. And of course you know how many accommodations to life have to be made for MCS!!!! Fortunately he wasn’t a huge cologne, etc. user even before…. 🙂

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