About Kaye Swain & SandwichINK
I'm Kaye Swain, the Sandwich Generation granny nanny, busy dealing with the multigenerational issues of caring for elderly parents and babysitting grandchildren and having fun writing all about it here at SandwichINK, as well as, occasionally – as time permits, a few other sites such as SandwichINK Real Estate Info.
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Since I juggle various issues at both ends of the aging spectrum – senior parents AND grandkids, I write posts specific to each. But, of course, they often merge since multigenerational is one of the sweet joys of the Sandwich Generation. Thus, you will find posts…
when I share important news for boomers and seniors – both serious and fun! If you are caring for elderly parents, or will be soon, be sure to check out these great resources - Good News for Boomers and Seniors – Seniors For Living Resource Guide and Good News AND Fun News for Boomers and Seniors In The Sandwich Generation! I first entered the Sandwich Generation when I was about 22, with a one-year old. My grandfather became very ill, my mom had to work, and my baby and I would spend hours at the hospital with my grandmother as she visited grandpa. After he passed away, I helped my mom care for my grandmother over the next two years. After helping other senior relatives, friends, and neighbors off and on over the years, I'm now a widow in my 50s, "flirting with my senior citizen status" (depending on what restaurant I'm in), with several sweet grandchildren, and have been caring for my elderly parents for the past 15 years. First helping them with my dad who had Parkinsons Disease, and then my senior mom after he passed away. She moved in, and we've made a great team since, as we help with babysitting grandchildren and deal with a variety of issues in our extended family including some special needs, sweet adoptions, cute twins, and more.
There are also plenty of fun ideas for educational and creative activities for grandparents and their grandchildren. 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 seniors). Not to mention, just plain having fun outside playing all kinds of tag, baseball, and more. With a ton of grandkids of all ages, from babies up to teens, I definitely love to find and share fun and creative ideas and resources for all of us to use, including those of us involved in helping with homeschooling projects!
The Sandwich Generation season can be a joy-filled rewarding season of life. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that it can also be full of grief and loss and I love sharing 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!
When time permits, I thoroughly enjoy sharing with you the fun at various blog parties and memes such as:
PINK Saturday and Rednesday, combining fun pinks and reds along with grandkid projects or serious senior resources such as safety issues, low vision aids, practical talk on clothing (like those all important elastic waist jeans,) as well as useful tips about senior assistance housing and other difficult issues. For all of us grandparents, I love to share Grand Social and Grandparents Say It Saturday. And for sweet words of encouragement, there's Word-Filled Wednesday and Spiritual Sunday and… Well, as you can tell, there are just so many grand resources weekly for all of us in the Sandwich Generation!
Also, don't forget all the holiday party blog fun around here. I LOVE celebrating holidays, like the Valentine's Day party blog fun along with Christmas get-togethers including the Holiday Progressive Blog Party at Caregiving.com. And we also have plenty of non-Holiday fun like the Ultimate Blog Party 2011!
You'll definitely a wealth of useful information, resources, and Christian encouragement for all the Sandwich Generation issues, here at SandwichINK, giving you a terrific "Sandwich Break," in your day. And yes, the majority of all posts at SandwichINK are written by Kaye Swain – though you will also find occasional guest posts from excellent resources.
As I wrote earlier, you can contact me by leaving a comment under any post, emailing me at Kaye@SandwichINK.com or find me at:
I'm also at a variety of other sites such Squidoo. You can often find me by one of my two avatars – either where I'm enjoying sitting in some autumn leaves (my favorite season!), reading to two of my many sweet grandkids." (Seemed perfect as reading activities for grandparents and grandchildren are tops with my grandkids and myself.)
OR by my photo:
As I explain in my disclosures, what you read here is all true. But names and details are frequently changed to protect the privacy of my loved ones.
Thanks so much for visiting. And now, 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.