Greetings to the Ultimate Blog Party AND Happy Pink Saturday from Kaye Swain and SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

Blog Hopping Fun for the Sandwich Generation on A Pink Saturday at the Ultimate Blog Party

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Greetings to the Ultimate Blog Party AND Happy Pink Saturday from Kaye Swain and SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

We are in the happy throes of two favorite blog parties. One is our weekly pink delight for Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound and the other is our annual fun and Ultimate Blog Party 2012 hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom. If these are new to you, learn more about them at Fun Pink Saturday Activities for Grandparents and Grandchildren Full of Sweet Family Memories and at The Ultimate Blog Party 2012.

My easy to use digital camera comes in handy to take pix of our lovely Dogwood to share with the Sandwich Generation for Pink Saturday and the #UBP12I've had such fun visiting several sites yesterday and today. I ran into sweet friends like:

  • Jennifer Arduini from the Surrendered Scribe. She used to host a Current Events Round-up Meme at her original blog and was the one who introduced me to memes and blog hops. She has some yummy virtual chocolate for us for this blog party – guaranteed not to show up on the scales at all. πŸ™‚ 
  • Paula from Simply Sandwich is also at the Ultimate Blog Party. A fellow member of the Sandwich Generation and a good friend of SandwichINK, you can read a bit more about her in her post, It's That Time Again!
  • A Twitter friend also in the Sandwich Generation, Connie Foggles stays busy helping with her elderly mom and aunt with a 13 year old daughter at home, along with blogging at Brain Foggles. 
  • Glenda Childers, writing at Gg – Notes on the Journey. A fellow grandmother, we met at last year's Ultimate Blog Party. She has such a cute intro for herself this year and WOW, she was introduced to Christ by one of my spiritual heroes! Which one? You'll have to head there to find out. πŸ™‚ 
  • Grammy Teresa has two sites – Grammy Girlfriend and A Baby Changes Everything. She absolutely loves Christmas AND she has donated a $100 card box to the 5 Minutes For Mom Ultimate Blog Party – so keep your eyes open for it, along with my Amazon gift certificate, on the prize pages. πŸ™‚ 

I also wanted to share a few new sites, resources, and compadres I've discovered including:

The Sandwich Generation

  • Beth, from My Destiny – Sharing The Hope of Christ, is staying extremely busy in the Sandwich Generation, caring for elderly parents while raising her young daughter. 
  • Trish, In So Many Words, is dealing with special needs at both ends of the age spectrum – a beloved senior with Alzheimer's and a sweet son with autism! That's definitely doubly challenging, isn't it! Be sure to pop over and check out her site AND her book giveaway.

Grandparents and Grandchildren:

Caring for Aging Parents 

  • Janice Hidey of Drawing the Line Somewhere is a sister in Christ, caring for her senior mom who has Alzheimer's Disease. 
  • Nancy Franson is a fellow writer at Out of My Alleged Mind, a Christian, and a starting-to-be-empty-nester. She shared the sweetest idea and I just had to pass it on. "…as they (her children) began leaving home, I started looking for writing projects to give me something to do. One of my first was a series of interviews with an elderly friend who was losing her memory to dementia. We gave bound copies of her story to her friends and family members the Christmas before she died." Wow! I'm going to have to start working on that for my beloved seniors! What a terrific way to share your aging parents family memories and relatively easy to do with something like Blurb or Shutterfly. πŸ™‚ 

No lilics in my senior moms gardening projects so I was thrilled to find some in a neighbors yard to take a pix of with my digital camera - easy to use and in my pocketLOTS of great resources and friends to meet! I love blog party and blog hopping fun, don't you? It's an easy way to destress from caregiving for just a bit and not even leave our house. It also works well in between babysitting grandchildren. Always a big help for all of us Sandwich Generation grandparents! How about you? Have you made it to either of these fun events? Found any more fellow caregivers or grandparents out there? Or are YOU a compadre in the Sandwich Generation? Be sure to leave a comment below to let us know so we can come and visit you. As you are out and about, don't forget to follow new friends on Pinterest and Facebook. Have a blessed, beautiful and PINK-alicious day. And…

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  1. Thanks SO much for the shout out!

  2. Thanks for the mention! So nice to meet you through UBP. Looking forward to digging around your place and getting to know you better.

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    • Janice
    • April 14, 2012

    Kaye, thanks for mentioning me in your blog. What a clever idea. I have been putting some of the blogs in my feed and I have also made a list in my Evernote of ones that interest me with notes such as Christian book lover, Christian caregiver, Christian homeschooling mom, etc. I think I may have to steal your idea to use sometime, giving you the credit. This is the kind of thing I love about hops and the Ultimate Blog Party especially. My sister has been blogging a few years and she told me how great UBP is. I have had a lot of research papers to grade so I hope to finish them today so I can meet some more people. Again thanks.

  4. Hi Kaye, There is so much inspiration to be found out in blog land. It boggles the minds and sweetens the spirit. Happy Pink Saturday. xo

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  7. Hi Kaye! I am a little late to the party because of my son’s soccer games but I wanted to sincereley thank you so much for the blog shout out! You have been one busy gal on UBP12 and I am excited to visit the blogs you mentioned! Hugs to you friend!!

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    • Nancy
    • April 15, 2012

    Thanks for a lovely visit. Like you, I am always happy to find new grandparent friends online.

  10. Thank you for the mention. Bless my parents. They are both dying and are having such a hard time. I appreciate your prayers.

    Have a wonderful day!

  11. Hi Beth, I’m so sorry to hear that. It’s such a hard season of life. Praying for encouragement and wisdom and strength.

  12. Hi Nancy and welcome! πŸ™‚

  13. Hi Paula and welcome! And what fun to get to go to your son’s soccer games! Definitely the top priority. But I’m so glad you made it and you’re very welcome πŸ™‚ Have a blessed week!

  14. Happy Pink Saturday to you as well, Lynn! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  15. Hi Janice and welcome! AND you’re very welcome. And thanks for sharing your great ideas for organizing them. Have fun with the Ultimate Blog Party for the rest of the week. πŸ™‚

  16. Hi Nancy, Thank you! And you’re welcome. Have a blessed week and looking forward to more fun visits. πŸ™‚

  17. You’re very welcome Jennifer. And thanks again for all your great help. πŸ™‚

  18. Thanks so much for the shout out! It’s good to meet you. Looking forward to getting to know you better. Have a wonderful week! πŸ™‚

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