The Sandwich Generation
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The Sandwich Generation
The challenging issues that come with caring for aging parents while raising children or babysitting grandchildren
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Ultimate Blog Party 2013 Prize Page

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A fun blog party for all of us caregivers - in AND out of the Sandwich Generation - Join SandwichINK for the fun - this week! :) See you there! 

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Being caught in the ‘Sandwich Generation’

My latest series of speaking events has afforded me the opportunity to hear, once again, the many voices of diverse caregivers. Their honest, heartfelt conversations concerning current trials and hardships are very moving.
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Very interesting article about the growth of the Sandwich Generation!

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Trotting Round the World With Our Grandkids | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

Trotting Round the World With Our Grandkids | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
Turning horse into world has been a huge help for my grandkids in learning world geography - from continents to the Seven Summits.
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Educational fun and activities for grandparents and grandchildren - whether helping with homework or homeschooling projects 

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Sweet Encouragement Blessings and Angels for the Sandwich Generation | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

Sweet Encouragement Blessings and Angels for the Sandwich Generation | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
The Sandwich Generation means many down days as well as up days. But God is God of ALL days and a wonderful Comforter for us all!
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I Know She's Scared! | Caregiving.com

I Know She's Scared! | Caregiving.com | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
Cover of "Taking Care of Mom (Little Gold... Hi friends,. I came home yesterday from my doctor's appointment and my mom was a complete mess. She was shaking like she was in a deep freeze and crying. I said to her, Do you ...
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I could sure relate to this! How about you? 

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New Year, New Changes, New Encouragement for the Sandwich Generation | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

New Year, New Changes, New Encouragement for the Sandwich Generation | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
Changes are happening everywhere, including SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation. One thing not changing? Encouraging Bible verses for our hearts and eyes.
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The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

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Listary – Another Great iPhone App for My “Caregiver’s Toolbox” | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

Listary – Another Great iPhone App for My “Caregiver’s Toolbox” | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
I just returned from errands uncompleted, due to a HUGE line at the post office, and a LONG To Do list between now and January 5 (at least). And now, thanks to
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I LOVE this wonderfully useful iPhone app - it's one of the best I've found! 

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The Sandwich Generation Issues – News and Information for Boomers and Seniors, December 10, 2012 | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

The Sandwich Generation Issues – News and Information for Boomers and Seniors, December 10, 2012 | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
The latest news round-up for boomers and seniors who are multigenerational caregivers.
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Includes some fun and easy Christmas crafts and excellent emergency links for our aging parents! 

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iPad Adventures for Our Sandwich Generation Family! What Was Lost Is Easily Found | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

iPad Adventures for Our Sandwich Generation Family! What Was Lost Is Easily Found | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
My senior mom's iPad adventures continue, with one my recommendation for one of the best iPad apps for our beloved elderly seniors (not to mention us!
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How to Create a Successful Multigenerational Family « Worthy ...

How to Create a Successful Multigenerational Family « Worthy ... | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
How to Create a Successful Multigenerational Family. How to Create a Successful Multigenerational Family. The well-known saying, 'shirtsleeves-to-shirtsleeves' in three generations is all too common. The first generation ...
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News & Resources for the Sandwich Generation – August 16, 2012 | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

News & Resources for the Sandwich Generation – August 16, 2012 | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
Interesting news and resources for boomers and seniors caring for the elderly parents, including those of us in the Sandwich Generation.
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iPad Adventures for Our Sandwich Generation Family! It’s Begun… | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

iPad Adventures for Our Sandwich Generation Family! It’s Begun… | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it

The grandkids started it. The great-grandkids can do it. And, after months of hemming and hawing, my senior mom took the plunge - she is now giving her iPad a good workout. Here's the beginning...

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Granddog and the Sandwich Generation Granny Nanny Take a Lovely Walk and Stop to Smell the Roses | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

Granddog and the Sandwich Generation Granny Nanny Take a Lovely Walk and Stop to Smell the Roses | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
Taking care of the Sandwich Generation caregiver is a vital part of our job description. Take time to stop and smell the roses and you and your caree will both be happier for it.
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From Spring Weather to Doctor’s Visits – Changes Are A’Coming For The Sandwich Generation | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

From Spring Weather to Doctor’s Visits – Changes Are A’Coming For The Sandwich Generation | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
While dealing with multigenerational caregiving, I've noticed some important changes when visiting doctors and hospitals. Have you?
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Why the 'Sandwich Generation' Pays When Young Adults Can't Find Jobs

Why the 'Sandwich Generation' Pays When Young Adults Can't Find Jobs | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
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Very interesting facts and figures about the Sandwich Generation!

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iPad Adventures for Our Sandwich Generation Family! Sweet Memories and Educational Fun With Netflix | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

iPad Adventures for Our Sandwich Generation Family! Sweet Memories and Educational Fun With Netflix | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
More tips, ideas, and encouragement for our aging parents as my senior mom continue on our iPad adventures together - She is loving Netflix!
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From Magnum PI to MacGyver to even further back - more options for TV shows for our senior parents who are longing for past pleasures (not to mention less violence and other content they don't care for - us boomers too!)

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The Sandwich Generation Roundup: Resources for Multigenerational Caregivers | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

The Sandwich Generation Roundup: Resources for Multigenerational Caregivers | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
Join SandwichINK for a grand round-up of resources to help all of us Sandwich Generation caregivers as we take care of our aging parents.
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Cowichan News Leader Pictorial - Honouring your elders

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial  - Honouring your elders | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
Respecting the wisdom that comes with age a given in family-oriented Cowichan society
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A great article about respecting your elders! 

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{Wordfilled Wednesday} Numbered Days | Internet Cafe Devotions

{Wordfilled Wednesday} Numbered Days | Internet Cafe Devotions | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
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Just as vital for caregivers as for our elderly senior parents!

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Specific Suggestions Can Generate More Useful Helps for the Sandwich Generation | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

Specific Suggestions Can Generate More Useful Helps for the Sandwich Generation | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
Juggling caregiving and need extra help? Specifics can help the Sandwich Generation.
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Do you feel like the rope in a game of "tug of war" with various multigenerational needs pulling you in every direction? Asking for help can be hard for so many of us but it can be a blessing to us AND to those helping us!

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Caregivers neglect their own health in order to look after others - NBCNews.com (blog)

Caregivers neglect their own health in order to look after others - NBCNews.com (blog) | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
Caregivers neglect their own health in order to look after othersNBCNews.com (blog)By Linda Carroll. Each morning, 48-year-old Tony Prater starts his day by getting breakfast for his teenage triplets.
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A story about a family in the throes of the Sandwich Generation! 

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iPad Adventures for Our Sandwich Generation Family! Fun and Frustrations of FaceTime | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

iPad Adventures for Our Sandwich Generation Family! Fun and Frustrations of FaceTime | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
My elderly senior mom's adventures with the iPad continue. This week, we've been exploring the goods, the bads, and the uglies of FaceTime!
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Looking for iPhone Wallpaper to Encourage Your Sandwich Generation Family? Try Scripture Photos! | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

Looking for iPhone Wallpaper to Encourage Your Sandwich Generation Family? Try Scripture Photos! | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
Encouraging Bible verses and pictures are great for the whole Sandwich Generation family - even as wallpaper on our iPhones, iPads, computers and more...
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Ten Back To School Ideas for Grandparents | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

Ten Back To School Ideas for Grandparents | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
Back to school tips for fellow grandparents who help their grandkids with school work - whether traditional classes or homeschooling.
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The Sandwich Generation Issues – Interesting News and Information for Boomers and Seniors Caring for Elderly Parents and Grandkids, August 13, 2012 | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

The Sandwich Generation Issues – Interesting News and Information for Boomers and Seniors Caring for Elderly Parents and Grandkids, August 13, 2012 | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | The Sandwich Generation | Scoop.it
News and Info highlights for baby boomers and senior citizens caring for elderly parents - especially those of us in the Sandwich Generation.
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