twixtprep., common old english term meaning between as in “betwixt and between”, ‘twixt

sandwich generation – a generation of people who are caring for their aging parents while supporting their own children

 tween – 1.) prep., old english for between; 2.) n. a child between ages 10 – 12 too old to be a child, too young to be a teen.

Having a momma who had children early (18, 20, 25), spending my youth running all over the world and not getting married until 40 then having a child at 42 was the perfect storm that landed me smack dab in the middle of the sandwich. Developing a healthy balance and loving boundaries have proven to be my biggest challenge yet.

Hoping that sharing my journey will help you navigate yours through this particularly stressful, sometimes difficult, often times wonderful, and always strange phase of life.

About the Author

Sherra is a wife, mother, step-mom, sister, daughter, aunt (major aunt, that is), home school teacher, friend, freelance writer, piano teacher and devoted pet owner.

She earned a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, taught English in France, worked in a B&B in Switzerland, learned to ski at 26, marketed Christian mental health treatment facilities in Atlanta and the Southeast U.S., left hospital work and moved into behavioral marketing analysis and advertising for Delta Airlines in Atlanta and United Airlines in Chicago, met a keeper of a man at church in Wheaton, married him at 40, became a step-mom and got a beautiful daughter in the deal, and had her one and only child at 42.

Sherra lives with her husband (silver fox), son, step-daughter (for a bit longer while she saves for her own place 🙂 and a blind kitty cat in the western Chicago suburbs. (oh, and Jackson, the fire-bellied toad)

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