I call it a sandwich generation.
Our mothers used to be mostly housewives. We were raised with them as examples but in our case we were expected to study and have a career and also marry and have children and function in a completely different world. It was hard for many of us to fulfill all those roles at once and many have felt frustrated for not having the tools on how to cope with that.
Our children are growing with a different perspective, so maybe for them life will be easier on this aspect.
Thanks , tjschira :-)