The OTHER sandwich generation

            The phenomenon of the sandwich generation is not new and has been thoroughly studied.  I cannot think of a peer that does not have both a parent over 65 and a dependent child at home.  ...more

STOP the madness!

I have worked as a college administrator for 15 years. I have served in multiple areas of college life: residence life (dorms), activities and leadership, admissions, and advising. For the last few years, Dad: Who do we speak to about writing letters of recommendation....for our daughter?Me: No one.Dad: What do you mean?Me: She fills out the on-line application like everyone else.Dad; Oh, well. Years ago we were allowed to do that.Me: No. We do not accept letters of recommendations from family members....more

7 Life Lessons I Learned from "The Facts of Life"

I gave my daughter the “Jo” hairstyle last week:...more

I should have been a Millennial

Inspired by NaBloPoMo writing prompt for Thursday, July 10, 2014: Do you think you were born in the "right" decade, or do you feel like you belong to a different time period? ...more

Gen Xers and Vax Choices

Vaccination compliance has been in the news recently. Whooping cough is showing up in places, kids are getting measles, stuff we thought were ancient illnesses and popping up again. Now there is concern about super-illnesses....more

Baby Boomers? This is what your kids want you to understand about email.

I have a public service announcement for Baby Boomers. I’m not trying to hurt your feelings and I don’t want to be mean. You know I love you, right? But I’m taking a moment to echo what your own children have probably already tried to explain to many of you. Maybe you’ll be more receptive hearing this information from a different source, (me).Your personal email account should not be tied to your internet service provider!...more

Generation Y: On Stereotypes

I was browsing my blog reader while at my internship today and came across this article: How to think like the next generation. Which, of course, led me to What gen Yers don't know about themselves. As I read the slightly condescendingly worded article, I found myself wondering if I was part of Generation Y....more

Surfing Lessons for Generation Xers

Growing up, most of us Generation Xers were encouraged to be gracious and unassuming when stating our opinions or reaching for that brass ring. Accolades were to be earned and accepting failure was simply part of the deal. We were eager participants and grateful for the opportunity to contribute. As we matured, we dutifully developed a solid work ethic and in an attempt to "have it all" multi tasked our way into a state of perpetual busyness. This may have impressed a few, but it left us with nothing more than chronic fatigue and an intense yearning to dial it down and start listening to our internal guide. Instead of sitting on the sands of practicality ...more

Be Happy, Son: The Millenial Generation Is Not Screwed

We’d spent the day cleaning his room, sorting his belongings, and beginning the long slow journey toward separation. My son was heading off to college and I was trying to make peace with it. The “It” here being his future. So when the daily mail brought a magazine with an article asking “Are the Millennials the Screwed Generation?”, it was hard to ignore. After we both read it, my son turned to me. “Do you think we’re screwed?”...more
 @bnjmn_mxwll  Uh... would it be way too matronizing to say..."out of the mouth of babes?" P.S. ...more

Not sharing my X with Paul Ryan

You have a candidate whose agenda promotes a series of policies that are anti-women rights, anti-health such as Medicaid and birth control, and anti-gay rights and these are all Human Rights....more
Really? The best you can come up with is his taste in music? Before you decide a man is ...more