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The Perfect Christmas Gifts

By Lorraine Duffy Merkl About Mommy-in-the-Middle: The voice behind Mommy-in-the-Middle, Lorraine Duffy Merkl is the author of the novel, Fat Chick. She is also a freelance journalist, whose work has appeared in The New York Times and many other publications. “What do you want for Christmas?” I asked. “New... more


A Kinder, Gentler Snake-loving Grandma

By Lorraine Duffy Merkl About Mommy-in-the-Middle: The voice behind Mommy-in-the-Middle, Lorraine Duffy Merkl is the author of the novel, Fat Chick. She is also a freelance journalist, whose work has appeared in The New York Times and many other publications. My 16-year-old son, Luke, got a pet snake. (All together... more


Which Celebrity Are You?

By Lorraine Duffy Merkl About Mommy-in-the-Middle: The voice behind Mommy-in-the-Middle, Lorraine Duffy Merkl is the author of the novel, Fat Chick. She is also a freelance journalist, whose work has appeared in The New York Times and many other publications. Debra Winger, Christie Brinkley, Lorraine Duffy Merkl. One of these... more


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No, No, No

By Lorraine Duffy Merkl About Mommy-in-the-Middle: The voice behind Mommy-in-the-Middle, Lorraine Duffy Merkl is the author of the novel, Fat Chick. She is also a freelance journalist, whose work has appeared in The New York Times and many other publications. Sometimes I wonder if my children will ever draw inspiration... more


Sandwich Generation Role Reversal

By Lorraine Duffy Merkl About Mommy-in-the-Middle: The voice behind Mommy-in-the-Middle, Lorraine Duffy Merkl is the author of the novel, Fat Chick. She is also a freelance journalist, whose work has appeared in The New York Times and many other publications. My mother used to take care of my 16-year-old son... more


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


Sandwich generation: 9 tips for managing your unique stress

The "sandwich generation" is made up of the people who are both taking care of their children and helping their aging parents. Predictably, this causes a lot of stress. At times, it can feel impossible to manage everything. You're only one person, after all! "I don't think I... 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