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The Reality of Being in the “Sandwich Generation”

The Reality of Being in the “Sandwich Generation”

Today’s post comes from a Bright Horizons Client Engagement Manager. In today’s busy world, we oftentimes find ourselves stressed about the things that overextend and overwhelm us, but by the same token, that very stress ...

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The Caregiving Generation – Bright Horizons Webinar

The Caregiving Generation – Bright Horizons Webinar

In today’s America, caregiving responsibilities among the classic sandwich generation have expanded to millions of people – with everyone from millennials to boomers struggling under the enormous weight of caring for aging family members, their children and ...

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#SocialParenting: Caring for Aging Relatives

#SocialParenting: Caring for Aging Relatives

I’m looking for blogs and/or information from others who are adult children caregivers of one or more of their parents. Anyone out there? – atof3kids, Bright Horizons Online Community Member Are you a member of the ...

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Becoming a First-Time Mom in Your 40s

Becoming a First-Time Mom in Your 40s

Today’s post is courtesy of Elizabeth Patterson, a working parent and Bright Horizons mom of two. Every once in awhile, there is a news story about a woman giving birth in her 40s or 50s. Apparently, it’s terribly ...

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Tips for Providing Care to Aging Parents

Tips for Providing Care to Aging Parents

Today’s post is courtesy of Sarah Montague, a marketing professional and member of the sandwich generation. Margaret (aka Peg) is a scientist, a Fulbright Scholar, an art historian, a writer, a painter, a sea kayak ...

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Supporting Aging Parents Through the Moving Process

Supporting Aging Parents Through the Moving Process

Last year my parents moved to an over 55 community and I’m often asked why and how our family made the choice to take that step. The answer is pretty easy – we didn’t have ...

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The Sandwich Generation: Why We Need Yoga

The Sandwich Generation: Why We Need Yoga

I’m going to recommend that anyone who finds themselves a member of the sandwich generation seriously consider investing in the practice of yoga. At 37 years old, yoga has been my first step to realizing myself as ...

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Managing Aging Parents: The Great Rug Debate

Managing Aging Parents: The Great Rug Debate

So, I’m learning that when you’re part of the sandwich generation you don’t just deal with hard problems (like estates and retirement and long term care). You deal with silly problems. Mundane problems; but, problems nonetheless. ...

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Does Your Family Value Humor?

Does Your Family Value Humor?

I grew up in a family where humor, wit and creativity were valued. Yes, we had other family values but it was humor that tied us together. As a child I often “got in trouble” ...

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The Sandwich Generation: Raising Children & Caring for Aging Parents

The Sandwich Generation: Raising Children & Caring for Aging Parents

When I became a new mother five years ago, I imagined that I would be welcomed with nurturing arms into a special inner circle of women who shared secrets, comforted each other and held one ...

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