About a quarter of American adults are part of the sandwich generation, a group of adults who are taking care of kids and an adult parent(s) at the same time. While circumstances vary greatly, feeding is a primary part of the role. In this episode, we speak to one mom living the sandwich generation life about how she manages it all.
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About Our Guest: Laura Mountin
Laura Mountin lives in Illinois with her husband, two stepdaughters, ages 19 and 13, and her youngest daughter, age 3. Laura and her husband are living the sandwich generation life, caring not only for their kids, but also for her dad, who is permanently disabled, her mom, who has recently battled three different kinds of cancer, and her father-in-law, who is battling ALS and is mostly confined to a wheelchair. Laura is a lawyer who works full time training Public Defenders throughout Illinois. Seeing an unmet need, she has recently started offering training programs on how to make the most of life in the sandwich generation, in the hopes that at least some of the millions of parents who make up this group can feel seen and find helpful tips and advice.
Links From This Episode
- Our episode Meal Planning Isn’t Magic (But Do It Anyway)
- Our episode The Magic of Meatballs
- Our episode How to Plan a Meal Train and Help Feed Others
- Stacie’s Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma
- Our recipe for Weekday Spaghetti and Meatballs
- Our recipe for Instant Pot Black Beans
- The Fried Egg Over Rice recipe that inspired Laura
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