About Kaye Swain & SandwichINK
Hi, I’m Kaye Swain, mom, daughter, grandma, caregiver, and real estate broker in the state of Washington. I keep busy helping my clients and my family as many of us deal with the multigenerational issues of caring for elderly parents while raising children or babysitting grandchildren. I love sharing resources and info here at SandwichINK, as well as other sites around the “blog-o-sphere” such as SandwichINK Real Estate Info, KayeSwain.com, and KayeSwainRealEstate.com
Since I juggle various issues at both ends of the aging spectrum – elderly senior parents AND young grandkids, I write articles specific to each. But, of course, they often merge since multigenerational is one of the sweet joys of the Sandwich Generation. Thus, here you will find posts:
About 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 my 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 enjoying being one of the always-popular baby boomers, having fun 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 enjoy babysitting grandchildren.
Therefore, you will also find 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 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!
The Sandwich Generation season can be a joy-filled and rewarding season of life. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that it can also includes seasons of grief and loss and I am blessed to be 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!
Periodically I get to share with you the fun at various blog parties and memes such as:
Lisa’s Grand Social for Grandparents
Charlotte’s Spiritual Sunday Encouragement
Beverly’s Pink Saturday
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!
Because I generally blog once a week here, you’ll often find the links for the latest blog parties at my Twitter site – and you can read all my tweets in the two boxes in the column on the right. You’ll definitely find a wealth of useful information, resources, and Christian encouragement for all the Sandwich Generation issues impacting so many of us 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 Kaye Swain – though you will also find occasional guest posts from excellent resources.
You can contact me by leaving a comment under any post, emailing me at Kaye@KayeSwain.com or visit me at:
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.