Category Archives: sandwich generation

Halloween: Practical Magic for the Sandwich Generation

Masks of wizened witches with warts remind us that Halloween is around the corner. And their facial expressions reflect the emotions of some women in the Sandwich Generation – upset, misunderstood, frantic. If that happens to be how you feel, now is the time to cast a spell on your own behalf. As your kids grow up and aging your parents grow older, the roles in your family inevitably change. Remember what those relationships were like before the massive shakeup? You used to be the one who set the rules but now … Continue reading

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Aging as a Leap of Faith: Letting Our Spirits Fly

Today’s article by our friend, colleague and guest blogger Carol Orsborn may resonate for many of you.  Please feel free to ask her questions in the ‘Reply’ section below the post. Here you go: I received a poignant email from Sally, an old friend who had just stumbled across Fierce with Age, my online Digest of Boomer Wisdom, Inspiration and Spirituality: I turned 65 and instantly became depressed.  But seems like you’ve got a handle on this aging thing.  How is that you have avoided despair, regret and questions about … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day: Nourishing Sandwich Generation Moms

Woman knows what man has long forgotten, that the ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family. Clare Boothe Luce This quote underscores how women value family, as evidenced by card-carrying Sandwich Generation moms working hard to support kids growing up and parents growing older. If you’re the child, mother or partner of such a dedicated woman, how do you plan to celebrate her this Mother’s Day? Here are a few practical ideas: If you’re the child of a SG mom and you get daily reminders about cleaning your … Continue reading

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Stress and Sandwich Generation Moms

Women in the sandwich generation, squeezed between parents growing older and kids growing up, often feel like a trapeze artist on a tightrope. According to research findings, this group of moms experience more stress than any other cohort. Do you think this applies to your life? It does if you’re often frustrated and irritable, having physical symptoms, anxious or worried about getting it all done, tired but not sleeping well, neglecting your own needs. As we struggle to balance work life with caring for family and taking care of ourselves, … Continue reading

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