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Stepping Stones Through the Years

To celebrate the 75th anniversary issue of our newsletter, Stepping Stones, this week we are highlighting some of the past issues. You can find archived copies on our website, www.HerMentorCenter.com. Click on “Newsletter Library” to read Stepping Stones going all the way back to 2001. For the articles appearing in newsletters after 2006, click on the link labeled “Nourishing Relationships.” Here are some tidbits from some of those past newsletters: In one newsletter, we suggested you initiate a conversation with your partner about your relationship: We recognize that it can … Continue reading

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Sandwich Generation: Make it Happen

As Valentine’s Day approaches, you don’t have to feel down in the dumps. If you’re single and a member of the Sandwich Generation, do you have an aging parent who’s not feeling so well or an adult chld who’s going through a rough period? Reach out and see what happens to you when you bring a smile to their face. Give back some love. Go outside your normal routine and get in touch with a relative or neighbor you’ve been meaning to call or visit – it could brighten the … Continue reading

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The Sandwich Generation and the State of the Union

Comments that have been logged onto our blog clarify that while we, and others, use the term Sandwich Generation, we are not actually referring to a real generation but rather to a stage of life in which any generation is stressed by caring for growing children and aging parents at the same time. Yet the predicaments of the Sandwich Generation are even more relevant in today’s world. Between 40 and 50 million Americans are now acting as unpaid care-givers to their aging parents, with one-third of them still raising children. … Continue reading

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