About Peter

I’m Peter Biro — a 40-something in the prime of my sandwich generation experience, trying to balance family and work, volunteering and leisure, and most importantly, his father and his children.   I’m an entrepreneur by trade, an optimist by nature, and live in Wellesley, MA with my twin daughters Sophie and Lily, and wife Nova.

I started this blog because I didn’t quite find an online resource or community about sandwich generation (and especially written by men).  This blog is mostly about my experiences helping take care of my father while keeping everything else in balance.  I hope people find something here that is either useful, resonates, or both.

 

8 responses to “About Peter”

  1. Help The Helpers says :

    Glad to meet you, and to see this blog out there for all to read! Good for you…

    Steve

  2. Mary says :

    I want to thank you for starting your blog on such a difficult phase of life. I am 44, and I was the primary caregiver for my father. He passed away in June. The decisions that need to made in such a short amount of time and so difficult and painful. I realized many times that I was putting my father in places and positions he never ever wanted to be in. That being said, I had no choice. I am sorry you are going through this, but I thank you for sharing it with the world. It doesn’t last forever, and it is a time in your life you will never regret.

  3. LindaGHill says :

    I’m part of the sandwich generation myself – three kids, one octogenarian mother. I’m also single and an only child AND two of my kids are disabled. My only saving grace is that I don’t have to work… outside the home. 😛
    It really is quite the balancing act, isn’t it? Nice to meet you, Peter. 🙂

  4. Lynn says :

    Hi Peter, we really appreciate your blog. We would like to get in touch with you with a research study that may be of interest. Is it possible to get your email address so we can send further details? Thanks so much,
    Lynn

  5. Nancy Kahle says :

    Peter, I just finished reading your story in the Guidepost. It was so interesting to read such a good story about your life with your father’s last days. Sounds like you handled it pretty good with the help of your brother, wife and children.

  6. quirknjive says :

    Happy to stumble upon your bog. I have unexpectedly found myself caring for elderly parents while raising my two young children. Last year my mother was placed in a nursing home at 68 year old due to dementia and my father suffers from Parkinson’s disease which is advancing rapidly. Most of my grandparents & great-grandparents lived well into their 90’s, so I didn’t foresee this for my future. It has been a stressful and lonely journey. There is comfort in knowing that there are others sharing a similar experience.

  7. Ann Eliot-Naille says :

    Hi Peter,

    I am in the process of starting a blog about being in the Sandwich Generation myself and came across your blog while doing a search to see how many were out there. I have 2 kids, am recently divorced (but on good terms), and have been officially part of the SG since 2002 when both my parents were in the hospital and I am the only child (of 2) who lives in town. Since then, my father passed away (2 years ago) and my mother, my daughters and I share half a double. It has been an experience, let me tell you.

    I’m writing about my experiences as well as trying to provide resources and encouragement for our every increasing group of adults.

    Keep up the good work!

    Ann Eliot

    P.S. I added my website, but it’s not launched yet.

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