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Did you know that July is Sandwich Generation month? It was established last year as the official month celebrating the dedication and patience of those who are squeezed between raising growing children and actively caring for their aging parents. According to the Pew Research Center, just over 1 of every 8 Americans aged 40 to 60 falls into this definition of a Sandwich Generation member. In addition, there are 7 to 10 million adults caring for their elders from a long distance. Are you a Sandwiched Boomer, struggling daily and … Continue reading

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As a new grandma, do you have mixed emotions, with feelings of eager anticipation yet some trepidation? Perhaps you’re unsure about what to expect – from the baby, your adult children, the co-grandparents or even from yourself. What follows are some suggestions for grandparents-to-be, and reminders for you veterans – honor your children, stand up for your own needs, and make the most of this unparalleled opportunity. Enjoy the process. Don’t worry about the old stereotype of “grandparent” because it needn’t define you. You can add to your self image … Continue reading

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