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Helping Out a Chronically Ill Friend

M.K. asks from San Diego

We are good friends with a family in our neighborhood. Our children attend the same school. We have known each other for a couple years. The mom suffers from a chr...


Mentally Ill Father

N.D. asks from Cincinnati

To make a very long story short, the father of my 5 month old daughter has a severe mental illness. The diagnosis is schizo affective disorder. I knew him in high sch...


Why Are We All So Sick?!

S.J. asks from St. Louis

I am beyond frustrated. I almost have to laugh at this point because it is so ridiculous. My family has been sick a total of 12 times in the past few months. And...


"I'm Sick"

S.D. asks from Boston

My daughter is in the 1st grade. Every so often I get the "I'm sick" card. I take her temp, it's normal, so off to school. Then I get a phone call from the school ...


Too Sick or Not?

A.S. asks from Minneapolis

Hi Moms. I am a daycare provider and recently I have had some pretty sick kids coming to my house. I'm sure I am going to catch some grief for asking this but I w...


Dos and Don'ts of Helping Children/their Families Who Have Chronically Ill Child

M.G. asks from Scranton

Moms, I'd like to compile a list of do's and don'ts for what to say or do for a family who has a chroically ill child. I think most family and friends don't kow how ...


What to Tell 2-Year-old About His Grandfather Being Terminally Ill

N.F. asks from Philadelphia

Hello, friends! Unfortunately, my father is terminally ill. My son was 2 in November. My father, who lives a 6-hour drive away (we still do it in 2 days!) has canc...


Ideas to Show Support for a Coworker Who Is Terminally Ill and His Family

M.H. asks from Miami

Hi Moms, I need some advice and ideas. Someone who I have worked with for 10 years is terminally ill. He has been fighting cancer for 2 years and it now seems that t...


My College Days Boyfriend Is Ill with Advanced cancer...Reach Out?

J.T. asks from Portland

I dated a young man in college for 3 years....that was 16 years ago. I haven't had any contact or 2nd hand info on him in 10 years. In the past year I've thought abo...


Not Seriously Ill, but Chronically Ill (A Rant)

T.S. asks from Boston

My 5 year old son just had his 24th visit to the pediatrician this year. In October he was diagnosed with a possible chronic illness called CRMO. The great news is ...