Tagged with " sandwich generation"
Thank Goodness, It’s the New Year: Getting a Theme
By     |    Jan 7, 2014
Posted in: Family, Grandparents, Humor, Parenting, Sandwich Lady     |    14 Comments

Thank Goodness, It’s the New Year: Getting a Theme

So, how were your holidays? What did you do? Are you living in a place where your children STILL HAVEN’T GONE BACK TO SCHOOL? Hopefully tomorrow, they will be back in the saddle, and you will, too, with whatever you’re doing. I have never been so happy to be getting back into a routine in my entire life. Don’t get me wrong, I love the holidays–and as a Sandwich Generationer, […]

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Love in the Land of Dementia (Book Review)
By     |    Dec 24, 2013
Posted in: Advocating, Aging, Family, Sandwich Lady     |    3 Comments

Love in the Land of Dementia (Book Review)

Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey by Deborah Shouse Publisher: Central Recovery Press Review by Margo L. Dill (The Sandwich Lady) The holiday season can often bring anxiety and depression for caregivers and their loved ones. What is refreshing about Deborah Shouse’s book is that she offers hope, practical advice and inspiration for caregivers, especially those whose loved ones suffer from Alzheimer’s disease in […]

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Why I Want My Mom on The Other Team
By     |    Dec 17, 2013
Posted in: Family, Humor, Sandwich Lady     |    4 Comments

Why I Want My Mom on The Other Team

The following is an essay I wrote about my mom, before I had my daughter (now 3) and before my mom’s infamous knee surgery, which I’ve written about numerous times on here (see the Sandwich Lady posts). This essay involves activities on the holidays, so I wanted to share it with you this season! Happy holidays! My mom is one of the best teachers. The lessons she taught me about […]

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If Someone Asked You To Move, Would You?
By     |    Dec 10, 2013
Posted in: Practical Advice, Sandwich Lady     |    16 Comments

If Someone Asked You To Move, Would You?

I have had a series of weird things happen to me in public this fall–I wrote about the guy touching KB in Penn Station & the lady telling her to scream in Target. And now another one happened to me at the movie theater on Friday night when I was on a date night with my husband to watch Catching Fire. Here’s what happened. We got into the theater about […]

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Listen to Your Gut
By     |    Dec 3, 2013
Posted in: Family, Parenting, Practical Advice, Sandwich Lady     |    No Comments

Listen to Your Gut

This morning on Facebook, one of my dear friends shared some distress at her house. Her 3-week-old baby was crying it out, which is what her pediatrician had recommended. She was having trouble with it, of course, and so she asked her FB friends for some advice. One of the best pieces she got was. .. LISTEN TO YOUR GUT–you know what is right for your child, you, and your […]

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Why I am Thankful for Nurses and Doctors (And Not the Nosy Lady at Target Yesterday)
By     |    Nov 26, 2013
Posted in: Humor, NICU, Parenting, Sandwich Lady     |    10 Comments

Why I am Thankful for Nurses and Doctors (And Not the Nosy Lady at Target Yesterday)

Two days before Thanksgiving, I decided that I should post about something positive, meaningful, and full of gratitude. So, I am–but I still can’t help bringing up that lady in Target yesterday. (My Facebook friends are nodding their heads. .. ) Let’s start off on a good note–as part of the Sandwich Generation and a mother of advanced maternal age (that means 39), I have had my fair share of […]

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Having a Trekkie for a Husband and a Daddy
By     |    Nov 19, 2013
Posted in: Family, Humor, NICU, Parenting, Sandwich Lady     |    4 Comments

Having a Trekkie for a Husband and a Daddy

The following is an excerpt of an essay I wrote about the experience on Halloween in 2010 and my daughter being transferred at 5-days-old from MO BAP in St. Louis to Children’s Hospital. If you missed the post two weeks ago, then you missed that my husband was dressed up as Riker from Star Trek The Next Generation for Halloween, while we were dealing with all the NICU stuff!  This […]

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