Kathryn Wheeler is a journalist, editor, sensitivity reader, and award-nominated essayist. Browse features, guest edits, and podcast appearances. 

What is the sandwich generation?

When caring responsibilities pull you in two different directions, how can you best look after your own wellbeing? In 2022, our personal timelines are looking dramatically different to those of the generations that came before us. People are living longer, and many are choosing to have children later in life. These two trends offer a lot to be grateful for – before us lies more time with our loved ones, more time to explore the world around us, to pursue our dreams, to enjoy our hobbies, to lea