The New Normal Life of a Sandwich Mom in a Sushi World
elcome to the 'new normal' life of a sandwich mom.
The term 'sandwich generation' has been used by demographers to describe a group of Americans who are caring for children under 18 and older relatives at the same time. According to a 2013 Pew Research Study, almost half of middle-aged adults are caring for a minor child and have parents over 65. As a 52-year old single mom living with two daughters, ages ten and 12, and my just-over-80 mother, I squarely fit the bill.
This is an article written for the dmi: Review Magazine. It was originally printed in the August 2001 issue, and then published online. Here is a link to the full article.
This article was originally published in the dmi:Review Vol. 31 No. 3, "The Lack of Diversity & Inclusion in Design & Innovation Management."