How to Juggle Motherhood, Marriage and Caring for a Sick Parent While Still Thriving at Work

Something more and more Gen Xers are encountering

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Becoming a parent is like experiencing one of the most exhilarating and terrifying thrill rides of your life. But when that milestone coincides with caring for an aging parent while managing a demanding career, there’s no guide book to turn to, no one-size-fits-all solution.

Susan Betteridge is group creative director of mcgarrybowen Chicago.