Hi, I’m Kaye Swain, mom, daughter, grandma, caregiver, and real estate agent in Roseville, CA. Like many of you, I stay busy helping my clients and my family and share tips and ideas here at SandwichINK for the various multigenerational issues of caring for elderly parents while raising children or babysitting grandchildren.
Here you will find stories, ideas, and resources that I’ve blogged about over the years while helping my elderly parents and babysitting my grandkids. There are fun ideas for educational and creative activities for kids and seniors to do together. Everything from making Resurrection Easter Eggs from their old LEGOs to fun with phonics resources and activities to great Wii games for kids and us boomers and seniors. Not to mention outside activities like playing all kinds of tag, baseball, and more. With a ton of grandkids of all ages, from babies up to teens, I definitely enjoy finding and sharing fun and creative ideas and resources for all of us to use, including those of us involved in helping with homeschooling projects!
You will also find resources and information to help as you care for your elderly parents. In my family alone, we’ve dealt with caring for parents in our home, Parkinsons’ Disease, memory loss, aging in place, long distance caregiving, chronic UTIs, tech help for seniors, independent living, nursing homes, and more. And yes, I’ve blogged about all of this and more.
The Sandwich Generation season can be a joy-filled and rewarding season of life. It can also include seasons of grief and loss and I am blessed to be able to share encouraging and comforting Bible verses for all of us boomers and seniors, as well as uplifting Bible verses for our children and grandchildren– such a wonderful way of leaving a sweet spiritual legacy! And here is one of my first posts – with ideas for what to pack for hospital trips – another common occurrence for many in the Sandwich Generation!
Due to life, blog, and social media changes, such as grandkids getting older, my real estate business which I love, and social media growing like crazy, I don’t post as often as I used to here, but you can also enjoy daily updates at my Twitter and Facebook sites, along with over 1500 posts from almost 10 years of blogging here that you can easily search through plus my weekly updates. You’ll definitely find a wealth of useful information, resources, and Christian encouragement for all the multigenerational issues impacting so many of baby boomers and seniors, here at SandwichINK, giving you a terrific “Sandwich Break” in your week. And yes, the majority of all posts at SandwichINK are written by moi, Kaye Swain – though you will also find occasional guest posts from excellent resources.
You can reach me by emailing me at KayeSwainRE@gmail.com, or contacting me at Facebook – SandwichINKforTheSandwichGeneration. While I also share great resources at Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn, I rarely reply there. Best ways to get ahold of me are email and Facebook, as well as commenting here.
Thanks so much for visiting. And now, keep reading for all my privacy policies and disclosures. Or if you are done and want to head back to the home page, just click here or up above on SandwichINK. 🙂
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
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MAY 17, 2018
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Last updated: May 17, 2018.
Speaking of privacy, all that you read in SandwichINK is true. I, like most of you, am a senior home care giver and a grandmother, working hard to help my family however God leads. Because of this, however, at times, names and unimportant details may be changed to protect the privacy of my family and friends. Also, it’s important for you to know that, while there are ads on this site, they and the advertisers do NOT influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. Instead, I write articles based on my personal use or interest in various useful items, then look for ways to provide you easy links to the item, some of which include ways to help support this site. If I don’t like a product, it either is not on this site or I will say I don’t like it.
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Thank you again for visiting SandwichINK. We appreciate how busy you are as Sandwich Generation givers and grandparents. It’s never easy caring for the elderly relatives in our families but it’s so rewarding and heartwarming! Helping with our grandchildren is such an exciting way of leaving a sweet spiritual legacy but even that can be hard work at times. I hope and pray that you will find words of encouragement, useful resources, and plenty of smiles at SandwichINK to help you in these wonderful and worthwhile endeavors. 🙂 And now, to head back to the SandwichINK main page, just click. 🙂