As moms, we’re caretakers. As time goes on, many of us may find that our role as caretaker takes on a new facet as we become a caretaker of our own parent. Here’s some advice from a mom who has been there and tips on how to cope. First off, let me be clear. I am by no means a family expert or psychologist. I am a 30-year-old mom of two young children, ages 4 and 22 months, who was living with her boyfriend, mother and grandmother in New York up until about a year and a half ago.