Sandwich generation

The Sandwich Generation Solution: Day Care for Kids and Seniors

It's 6 am. The alarm goes off, and you're busy getting yourself, your 2-year-old child and your 70-year-old mother ready for the day. After a hectic breakfast, a scramble to get all of you dressed and equipped, you manage to get everyone in the car and dropped off... more

How to Choose the Best Medical Alert Device for Your Loved One

When minutes count, these questions help you find the right home solution. It only takes one mishap for life to change suddenly for an aging loved one. Even if your parent or grandparent has been living independently for some time, a single fall or accident can make living alone challenging... more

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The TLC of Me

By Lorraine Duffy Merkl About Lorraine Duffy Merkl: Author of the novel, Fat Chick and a freelance journalist, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Lorraine Duffy Merkl lives and breathes her role as attentive mom and daughter perched inside The Sandwich Generation. My mother is suffering a... more

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The Truth Behind “Parental Guidance”

By Lorraine Duffy Merkl About Lorraine Duffy Merkl: Author of the novel, Fat Chick and a freelance journalist, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Lorraine Duffy Merkl lives and breathes her role as attentive mom and daughter perched inside The Sandwich Generation. They’ve made the movie of... more

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It's a Mother-Daughter Thing

By Lorraine Duffy Merkl About Lorraine Duffy Merkl: Author of the novel, Fat Chick and a freelance journalist, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Lorraine Duffy Merkl lives and breathes her role as attentive mom and daughter perched inside The Sandwich Generation. As I learn more about... more

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Review of "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake"

By Lorraine Duffy Merkl About Lorraine Duffy Merkl: Author of the novel, Fat Chick and a freelance journalist, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Lorraine Duffy Merkl lives and breathes her role as attentive mom and daughter perched inside The Sandwich Generation. “We are the first generation... more

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Being a Modern Helicopter Parent

By Lorraine Duffy Merkl About Lorraine Duffy Merkl: Author of the novel, Fat Chick and a freelance journalist, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Lorraine Duffy Merkl lives and breathes her role as attentive mom and daughter perched inside The Sandwich Generation. Second grade is when I... more

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Small, Medium and Large -- and in Charge

By Lorraine Duffy Merkl About Lorraine Duffy Merkl: Author of the novel, Fat Chick and a freelance journalist, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Lorraine Duffy Merkl lives and breathes her role as attentive mom and daughter perched inside The Sandwich Generation. My 87-year-old aunt/godmother, Evelyn... more