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The Mom in the Balance Blog is a collection of posts on topics that you, the Sandwich Generation Mom, are dealing with right now, whether that be stress, parenting, dealing with elder care challenges, or finding time for yourself to just breathe.

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Sibling Power! Band Together To Support Your Parents

If you’re lucky enough to have brothers and sisters you enjoy, working with them when your parents need extra help will likely go pretty smoothly. But many of us with siblings have complicated or distant relationships with one or more of them. Unfortunately plenty of families “assign” one person to do everything for Mom and […]

When You’re Stressed to the Max


This article is a very moving account of a sandwich generation mom stressed to the max. She often wishes she were two people at the same time, which started me wondering how many of us feel the same way on a daily basis. But of course we can’t clone ourselves and we can’t manufacture more […]

Today’s Tuesday Tip: Let Go of New Year’s Resolutions


This is part of an (almost) weekly “Tuesday Tips” series. Each is a bite-size tip designed to help you, the sandwich generation member extraordinaire, feel a bit more calm and inspired. New Year’s resolutions don’t stick. Inevitably we break them and feel crummy. So why set yourself up? Instead wait for a time when you […]

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