Previously published in Examiner
Part 13 of the caregivers series
Balancing Work and Home Life Not Always Easy but it Can Be Very Worthwhile
The Montreal society we live in is very different from the 1950s, where the mother could stay home and the father was the sole income provider. It is the accepted norm for both parents to work. When both parents work or if the household is run by a single parent, it is often hard to juggle work life and family life. Often times one is done successfully at the expense of the other.
To complicate matters, many Montreal adults are part of the sandwich generation, that means they still have a growing family themselves; but, they are also expected to care for aging parents. There are just so many responsibilities that life can be really daunting.
However, it is necessary to provide a balance of both worlds so that your children grow up happy and healthy, your parents are not forgotten, and you can still work and do the things you need to do. Remember paternal DNA testing, or parental DNA testing can prove that you are the biological parent of your child or children, or the biological child of your parents, but love and nurturing will prove that you are a good parent to your children and still a good son or daughter to your aging parents. Sometimes difficult choices have to be made to make sure all household family needs are met.
Information for caregivers in the Montreal Area
Memory and Alzheimer’s Help in Montreal