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Sandwich Generation Roommates

Baby Boomers are joining the ranks of the Sandwich Generation in droves, with multi-generational households on the rise. As the children of Boomers struggle with a financial trifecta of the still sagging economy, high student loan debt and underemployment, many Millennials are returning to the nest as Boomerang Kids. At the same time, Boomers’ aging parents are feeling a financial pinch as their retirement incomes dwindle, causing some to make changes in their housing. Boomers who had dreamed about enjoying an empty nest may instead find themselves hosting their parents … Continue reading

Connect with iTean

Virtual Book Tour with Susan Shaffer and Linda Gordon

We are so pleased to welcome to Her Mentor Center today authors Susan Morris Shaffer and Linda Perlman Gordon who will be chatting with us about How to Connect with Your iTeen; A Parenting Road Map. Their book provides a guide for parents of teens in the digital age – and if you’ve been around teenagers lately, you’ve likely noticed that they seem to be more connected to their electronic devices than to their families. As parenting experts Susan and Linda have consulted with families of teens about the complex … Continue reading


Breast Cancer Awareness Year Round

As a Breast Cancer survivor myself, I’m passionate about keeping women aware of the advantages of regular screening and early detection. Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, every year at this time I’ve raised my voice in support of the recommendations for mammography, which is generally effective in discovering a cancer. Identifying breast cancer while the tumor is still small allows for earlier treatment, likely leading to a better quality of life. The current emphasis by physicians is on targeted treatment with individualized precision, based on the tumor … Continue reading


Mass Murders: Helping Families Cope

This time it’s Roseburg, Oregon, where families are mourning loved ones who were killed while in class at Umpqua Community College. It was the deadliest U.S. mass shooting in two years and the bloodiest in Oregon’s modern history. It’s astonishing how many times we’ve blogged about this dreadful subject. READ HERE: With the 2011 killings at a political rally in Arizona, we wrote about stress, optimism and recovery. After the 2012 Sandy Hook School massacre in Connecticut, our focus was on finding hope by taking action. With the horrendous bombings … Continue reading