More of the Sandwich Generation Sites to See at the 2010 Ultimate Blog Party

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Have you had a chance, yet, to visit the 2010 Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom? It's a ton of fun with lots of great resources, but it can be a bit overwhelming for many of the busy members of the Baby Boomers Generation and Sandwich Generation dealing with the issues of caring for elderly parents, including those with dementia symptoms, as well as preparing fun and educational activities for grandparents and their grandchildren. I do want to make sure you get to at least sample of small bit of the Blog Party, with a focus on those sites of special interest to all of us in the Sandwich Generation. After more fun blog-party surfing, SandwichINK has a few more sites just for you:

  • Two moms,  Melinda from ParentingConfessions and Kristen from Hands House and Heartfull, are writing about all sorts of things of interest to all of us who are looking for fun activities for grandparents and their grandchildren. On top of which, for those of us in the Sandwich Generation who are blogging and tweeting, they have started a fun meme, Tweet Me Tuesdays, which I just participated in for the very first time this week! In addition, Melinda has also had plenty of experience with many of the Sandwich Generation issues we all face, while Kristen has a heart for kids with cancer, which some of us in the Sandwich Generation may also be dealing with (we have friends going through that and do a LOT of praying for them!). I will be looking forward to reading more of what both of them are writing and tweeting about. 🙂
  • I have found that many of the "mommy blogs" are great resources with loads of ideas for those of us looking for educational and interesting activities for grandparents and grandchildren. Helping Little Hands is written by a stay-at-home mom who was a chemistry and math teacher and loves to do crafts. She has some great ideas at her site including tutorials of how to do the projects. I am always on the look-out for math tips for my grandchildren (and myself), plus there are so many fun-looking crafts. Very interesting!
  • Another current mom of young ones and a former school teacher, The Activity Mom has plenty of great ideas and activities for grandparents and their preschool grandchildren
  • Here's a fellow grandmother of four who also loves the Beth Moore Womens Bible study workbooks and books – Teresa at Grammy Girlfriend. Be sure to read her ABOUT section. It's a great intro with plenty of "I know just how she feels" chuckles. 🙂
  • Sandra is a fellow member of the Christ-following Baby Boomer Generation who is about to become a grandmother. How fun! She writes about a wide variety of subjects from family to God to seasons of life to empty nests to MOPS for whom she is a mentor and you will find plenty of sweet inspirational Bible verses and words of encouragement on her site. 
  • Susie from Susie's Homemade is another member of the Sandwich Generation who also loves chocolates. Not only that, she makes luscious-looking chocolate goodies to sell at her Etsy.com Shop – Susie's Homemade Chocolate Shop. And yes, she is giving a chocolate goodie prize at the Ultimate Blog Party – US9
  • Here's another set of business bloggers – multi-generational style! Grandma and Moms are working together to make the cutest clothes for kids and grandkids at MiMi's Babies. You can find their Etsy Shop at MimisBabies where they make customized baby clothes, accessories and even crocheted goodies! 🙂
  • One more Granny Nanny to keep me company – Bailey's Granny blogs at My Life as a Grandma. Having just earned my own AA a few years ago, I was thrilled to see she is currently working on a college degree as well. You know what they say about us never-will-be-aging Baby Boomers Generation! We are redefining just about everything, including college! 🙂   🙂   🙂

Well, that's it so far for the Sites of Interest to the Baby Boomers and Sandwich Generation at the 2010 Ultimate Blog Party from 5 Minutes for Mom. If you find anyone else (including yourself 🙂 ) who would be a great resource, leave me a comment. In the meantime, you have two more days to register, visit and comment at 20 blogs, and then be eligible for a TON of prizes! And for more fun sites of interest, be sure to visit Saturday 2010 Ultimate Blog Party Site-Seeing for the Sandwich Generation and SandwichINK Welcomes you to the 2010 Ultimate Blog Party….

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  • More of the Sandwich Generation Sites to See at the 2010 Ultimate Blog Party via SandwichINK.com http://tinyurl.com/y2mto3u

  • Google Alerts led me to your blog a good while back and, actually, it was your post that informed me about the Ultimate Blog Party 10 – thanks!

    I’ve blogged about the UBP10 this week and mentioned you as well. You can check out the posts by logging on to http://www.NourishingRelationships.blogspot.com.

  • Hi Phyllis, Thank you so much 🙂 I enjoyed visiting at your site and signed up for both your email and to follow you on Twitter. You made some excellent points about the Ultimate Blog Party being so much fun yet hard to do with so many. The nice thing is that I’ve heard the same from the “younger crowd” too 🙂 I’m planning on doing at least one more post on it with more links, so shall be adding your site to that. 🙂 Have a blessed week! 🙂

  • RT @MysteryBooksEd: More of the Sandwich Generation Sites to See at 2010 Ultimate Blog Party via SandwichINK.com http://tinyurl.com/y2mto3u

  • Happy UPB! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I think that it is wonderful that you are providing such a great resource for the Sandwich Generation. Even as a member of generation X, I am a woman whose mother-in-law is recently widowed with poor health, I am appreciative of being “sandwiched”.
    Great blog!
    🙂
    Traci

  • Oh my goodness…I’m so honored! Thank you so much–after the day I’ve had today…you have just made my little world a much brighter place! I’m going to check out some of the others on your list!

  • Thanks for highlighting my site!

  • Hi Kristen, You’re very welcome 🙂 I’m dealing with a MASSIVE sinus infection that hit with a ton of bricks, so you’ve given me a smile as well. 🙂 Have a blessed week and enjoy the rest of the Ultimate Blog Party 🙂

  • Hi Traci, Thank you 🙂 You’ve just made the excellent point that the Sandwich Generation isn’t dependent on our ages. I was first in the Sandwich Generation when I was 22! My first child was 1, my mom was working full time, and my grandfather got very ill. I spent the next couple of years coming along side my mom to help her, first by taking my grandma to the hospital each day. Then, when my grandpa passed away, I would go out and stay with my grandma a lot so my parents could take an occasional break.

    I rejoined the Sandwich Generation for a couple of years with an “adopted” grandma neighbor – helping her after her husband passed away, while juggling three small children.

    At 42, I was blessed to be able to help another “adopted” mom for a year by myself – long distance. Then another family member stepped in to help me so we co-cared for her, one long distance and one up close, for several years while I juggled older kids and my first grandchild!

    The Sandwich Generation issues of caring for elderly parents (and other aging relatives) along with caring for grandchildren and/or young children, can defintely happen at any age. My goal at SandwichINK is to to offer resources to inform and words of encouragement to uplift, and lots smiles. 🙂 And speaking of smiles, the photo of your sweet daughter with the sunglasses gave me a BIG one. 🙂 Have a blessed day! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Thanks again for stopping. by 🙂

  • You are very welcome! I so enjoyed the faux food toys you made and I noticed your article today about frugally creating your own Miss Matches. With a tween grandchild I’ll definitely have to check that out as well. 🙂 Thanks for popping in. 🙂

  • Another thank you for highlighting my blog. I just turned 50 and my daughters are gone – so the whole sandwich generation is new to me. But I do know that that God can be trusted every age along the journey.
    Many Blessings….
    Sandra

  • You’re very welcome. 🙂 The Sandwich Generation often includes kids at home and/or grandchildren coupled with caring for elderly parents – a lot or a little. Plus, since I’m one of those am-I-really-aging members of the Baby Boomers generation, I often cover it all from that perspective, tho I was also in the Sandwich Generation back when I was in my 20s 🙂 Have a bright and beautiful week. 🙂

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