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The Sandwich Generation: I'm the baloney in the Sandwich Generation

Mandy Sullivan freelance writer/columnist invites you to read about her precarious experiences as a caregiver for multiple generations. So sit back and enjoy a fun read in the only room of the house you can find some peace, even if you have to make a stink to do so! 

Blog Posts:

Over The Hill, But Not Out To Pasture: Navigating Today’s Job Market As A Senior Citizen
04/16/19: One might anticipate, as a senior citizen, you would find yourself browsing for deals at the local travel agency. The reality is many seniors are evaluating and polishing their employment skills at the nearest staffing agency. As George Burns once said, “Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.” Read more...

And On That Farm There Was An Estate Plan
11/28/18: Old McDonald had a farm EIEIO. And on that farm he had a chicken. A greedy ole chicken that hatched a plan to trip Old McDonald and steal his bucket of corn. The chicken’s evil scheme resulted in a broken leg and lengthy stay in rehab for Old McDonald. Read more...

Game Show Granny
4/10/18: When caring for elderly loved ones, every day you have with them is a blessing, and a surprise. Due to a stroke several years ago, my grandma’s cognitive faculties are there one minute and gone the next. Read more...

Bathing Beauties
3/7/18: One night after a family Sunday supper, my two-year-old princess decided to wear her dessert. Not wanting me to steal her away from the pleasures of licking chocolate syrup from the tablecloth, she bolted. She ran into the bedroom and barricaded the door with her chocolate covered body. Read more...

Multigenerational Excursions
2/2/18: Now deep into my thirties, I find myself caught between two worlds. Every so often, these worlds unite inside a Ford Explorer to run errands. My store hopping entourage is my ninety-year-old grandma and my two-year-old daughter. Contrary to what you might think, they have a lot in common. They both insist they are twenty-five. Read more...


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