Tag: grandparents

The Cast of Characters, plus Grandparent Ruminations

My younger son is engaged!  So exciting.  I’ve been writing for CTWORKINGMOMS.COM for over a month now, and I realized that with the addition of a future daughter-in-law, I need to clarify the cast of characters going forward.  I don’t want to use their real names – they didn’t ask to be part of my

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Welcome to the Sandwich Generation…

Guest Post Written by Alyssa Rose As moms we are all well acquainted with the dreaded “mommy guilt”…trying to be there for every important moment in your children’s lives while still juggling everything else. Well what happens when “daughter guilt” and needing to care for ailing parents gets added to the mix? Welcome to the

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Household Chores: They’re not optional here!

Though I would have disagreed with this statement when I was in high school, I was fortunate to have grown up in a house that spanned four generations under one roof. My great-grandmother, grandmother and grandfather, mother and father, younger brother and I (along with two cats and a dog), all lived together in a

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Create it Saturday: Grandparents Day Edition

WARNING: If you are the grandparent of my children STOP reading IMMEDIATELY! You’ll ruin the surprise…As for the rest of you, please carry on. In case you were not aware, Sunday September 9th – tomorrow – is Grandparents Day. My girls are extremely lucky to have 5 wonderful grandparents that absolutely cherish and (of course)

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