Returning Guest, Mandy Reilly, joins us at The Now What Pod to talk about her experience in the “Sandwich Generation”. Caught between raising a child, and caring for her ailing mother, Mandy shares a heart-wrenching and heart-warming story about Love, Loss, and Motherhood. Topics Discussed: All of the updates. Jen and Tesha talk life updates, and we chat about what's in store this season on The Now What Pod Multigenerational Families: Mandy talks about life growing up in a Multi-generational home, and now living in a multigenerational home as an adult. Responsible Decision Making: Mandy shares the hardships of making difficult medical decisions for loved ones, and planning a funeral for somebody you love. Who is allowed to grieve?: We talk about defining grief and arbitrary rules for who is allowed to grieve. Sandwich Generation: Mandy talks about raising her son, while caring for aging parents at the same time. Grieving while Parenting: Mandy shares the heart-wrenching story of her mothers death, how she helped her son say goodbye to his grandmother, and grieving the loss of mother. Resources: COPD https://www.lung.ca/copd?gclid=CjwKCAjwgr6TBhAGEiwA3aVuIUEqA6aLdNjgOrZjoW686UriZvlM0vJ4fiHHnHWf5KocewUaWbzt3xoCF2MQAvD_BwE To Purchase Mandy’s Book: www.iknowiambook.com About Mandy Reilly: Mandy Reilly runs on faith, Diet Coke and to-do lists - not necessarily in that order. She wears many hats but her two favourites are wife to Blake and mom to Cristian. Armed with her late Sicilian mother's sarcasm and Mexican father's family values, she loves long naps and carbohydrates. After almost three decades of being at war with her body, Mandy has realized she can be a masterpiece and a work in progress all at the same time and wants to make sure children know the same. Her book, “I know I am”, comes out 5/17/2022 and is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and via the publisher https://www.orangehatpublishing.com/product-page/i-know-i-am-paperback More info about the book can be found at www.iknowiambook.com Support The Now What Pod’s drive to upgrade our audio equipment Buy Us a Coffee Patreon - and access special episodes and content Shop our merch nowwhatpod.com Want to be a guest on The Now What Pod? You can reach us at Email: email@example.com IG/FB/TikTok: @thenowwhatpod
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