Sandwich Generation SongSandwiches are a common meal. They come in many shapes and sizes. Some are served hot while some are served cold.

It just so happens July is Sandwich Generation Month. Wondering what a sandwich generation is? It is a family made of more than a parent and child. There are many forms of  sandwiched relationships:

According to an article on

“…American families provide 80 to 90 percent of all in-home long-term care services for their aging family members, disabled adult children and other loved ones. “

While there are not exact numbers of those in a sandwiched situation, a trend is noticed of 40-year-old woman caring at home or at a distance for aging parents while working and caring for her own family.

This makes preparing your family for a sandwich situation important!

It seems many don’t readily identify themselves as a sandwiched caregiver even though they fit the definition. Maybe that’s because it isn’t an everyday item of discussion; or it is just expected in your “family”, or whatever.

I found a fun song by Bob King about sandwiches. In case you haven’t heard it, here is a recording by Fred Penner.

Let’s take this fun song and use it as a way to express our own sandwiched situation along with the emotions and events around it.[gview file=”” save=”1″]

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