Monday, May 10, 2010

The other side of the "sandwich generation"

As one who not only read but contributed to Allison Bottke's book on setting boundaries with our adult children, I'm pleased now to recommend her book on the "other side" of this difficult "sandwich generation"--a sandwich I've been in the middle of for many years! My children are grown now, with lives of their own, and Allison's book was so helpful to me during that long letting-go process. Now I'm dealing more with the aging parent portion of the equation, as my nearly 89-year-old mother lives with me and requires more and more of my time and energy with each passing day.

Thank the Lord for Allison's commitment to help the rest of us learn how to set healthy boundaries, whatever our situation! Setting Boundaries with Your Aging Parents, whether your parents live with you or not, is a must-have resource for anyone in our situation. I strongly recommend it and plan to dog-ear it as much as I did the previous book. To find out more about this dynamic lady and her books/ministry go to Blessings, dear readers!


  1. Thank you, dear Kathi for your thoughtful words on my newest book in the Setting Boundaries series. Your contributions to the first book were so appreciated, and your insight was so helpful! Thank you for all that you do in so many areas to support the Kingdom of God. I'm blessed to call you a sister and a dear, dear friend. Much love, Allison

  2. This looks like a book we could use! Thanks, Kathi!

  3. Maybe I need to read this book?
    I live with my dad in his home, because he refuses to move. Dad is nearly 88. My husband lives and works in another city and is only here with dad and I on the weekends. We've had this arrangement for 8 years. I've thought my goodness dad could live a lot longer, he could out live me. But, the Holy Spirit keeps telling me to trust in Him, and that is what I'm clinging trust in Him.
    Thank you Kathi!