One Household, Two Kitchens, Three Generations

I discovered by chance that the key to modern life is the age-old tradition of multi-generational living.

A baby’s hand rests on the hand of an elderly woman.
Photo by Rod Long on Unsplash

“You’re a saint!” my friend Suzie exclaims when I tell her that my mother has moved in with us. I smile, taking the compliment even though I know I don’t deserve it. What Suzie doesn’t know is that having my mom live with us is one of the most selfish things I’ve ever done.

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Barbara Bedont

Barbara Bedont

professional trouble-maker, lawyer (not the kind that makes lots of money), writer, activist. I write about current events with a gender and class perspective.