Author: Mary Wilkinson

Surviving the Holidays in the Sandwich Generation

  When you are smack dab in the middle of caring for grandchildren and your elderly parents, holidays can seem a little scary and full of questions. Who do you include in the holiday meals beside your children and grandchildren when all of your siblings and their children want to see their Great Grandma now that she lives with you? How do you fit everyone around the table? How do you afford all of that food? How do you entertain when Great Grandma is all worn out and asleep in her chair by 1:30 pm? I hope this post...

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Surviving the Sandwich Generation

Part 1 When Do You Become Sandwiched?   Being a part of the “Sandwich Generation” creeps up on you slowly. Maybe your kids are self-sufficient and your parents are doing fine on their own. You may have a few wonderful years as “empty-nesters” before your official name category changes. During this time, you should get to know your husband again. After raising the kids, we sometimes forget to be husband and wife instead of Mom and Dad. What were all those wonderful things that drew you to your husband in the first place? Look for and appreciate those reasons...

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