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Baby sleep problems galore with generally-great baby! What to do?

12.5-month-old Supercoolbaby was a very good sleeper from early on (she slept through the night at 2 months and carried on with that until about 10 months, but never more than 2 wakeups during the night), but recently some problems have developed. Would love your thoughts/advice. Many details within. [more inside]
posted by supercoollady on Sep 15, 2014 - 18 answers

My 2-year-old niece is battling cancer. What can I say to be supportive?

I have been with my partner for over 5 years and know his family fairly well. A little over a year ago his brother's one year old daughter was diagnosed with cancer. His daughter, whom I consider as a niece even though my partner and I are not married, has now been battling cancer for over a year. It appears to be quite aggressive. When my sister-in-law calls to give me updates about their daughter's condition (or vice-versa), what can I say to be supportive and express that I care? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Blissful on Jun 5, 2014 - 17 answers

Yeah, you're ill, but you're still being a nightmare...

I posted this question back in May, about my father's strange (and awful) behaviour that seems to be driven by some kind of illness. Things have not improved. Part of me says, "you should be there for him, it's your dad and he's obviously ill"; another part says "he's behaving like a monster, cut him out of your life." How do I determine which part to listen to? [more inside]
posted by smockpuppet on Nov 11, 2013 - 19 answers

How can I make my mother see she needs to see a psychologist?

Hi all, I don't live at home anymore, as I studied abroad, but frequently come home during holidays. During such return visit, and the ocassional visit by my family, I always get a good taste of my mother's uglier side. I dont want to diagnose her myself, but can say that her bipolar and control freakish behaviour is affecting the whole family (my father and brother) for as long as I can remember. I would dare to even describe it as abusive; minor problems like a dirty plate forgotten on a kitchen counter can escalate into agressive full blown shout out, and in general there were moments where I really had to remind myself that, whoa, this is my mother. [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93 on Aug 31, 2013 - 13 answers

Unusual things people do to stay/get healthy?

I'm going into the health field and curious about cultural/ethnic health practices that are off the beaten path. For example, can anyone tell me the "what", "how", and "why" of cupping and coining? What other cultural/religious/traditional practices can you share? [more inside]
posted by mschief on Mar 10, 2013 - 33 answers

How can I fit my nocturnal self into a diurnal world?

I'm almost nocturnal but feel almost guilty about it, and don't see it working out in the long run with a family even though it is the perfect set-up for me right now while I'm on my own still. Definitely want a family, though... Any advice or similar situations solved or coped with? [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow on Nov 18, 2012 - 27 answers

Do I support a family member taking drastic surgery or not?

I’d like to know if any has had gastric sleeve surgery or has a family member who has undergone this type of procedure? Can anyone tell me their experiences, pros and cons, what to expect and how to come to terms with and support someone who thinks this is the right choice for them? [more inside]
posted by Under the Sea on Oct 4, 2012 - 17 answers

Best practices for post-op family support?

My husband will be having major surgery next week. As far as I can tell, I was born without normal sick-person-wrangling instincts. What helpful or comforting things should I be planning to do to support him through recovery, at the hospital and afterwards at home? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2012 - 21 answers

Help me be awesome and supportive towards my pregnant sister!

My sister is pregnant. I am psyched. Help me be an awesome and supportive sister and aunt! [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Sep 6, 2012 - 12 answers

How do I protect my possibly developmentally-challenged brother in law who is intent on getting married to someone we barely know?

I need help in guiding my brother-in-law, who may be developmentally challenged, with some important life decisions. I am pretty much his only family contact, am at a bit of a loss, and not quite sure where to start; (slightly lengthy) details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2012 - 12 answers

How do single income families afford health insurance?

How do single income families afford health insurance? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Feb 24, 2012 - 26 answers

I need to explain depression to people with no working understanding of it

Help me explain depression to my well meaning (I think) but clueless friends and family. Looking for an article or a blog that I can direct them to. [more inside]
posted by tulip-socks on Jan 13, 2012 - 25 answers

How to navigate my fractured family?

I feel alienated from my parents, and wish to be at peace and move my life forward, with or without them. What to do from here? [more inside]
posted by dolce_voce on Nov 14, 2011 - 8 answers

My brother needs his knee fixed but can't pay for it.

My brother was scheduled to have knee surgery, but has just lost insurance coverage. How can I help him? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Oct 26, 2011 - 16 answers

Stare down the emotional pit or look elsewhere?

How do you deal with difficult family situations without imploding? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Dealing with others' control issues. What can you do?

Metaintervention: My Mom tries to control everything at the cost of her health and personal relationships. Resistant to therapy. How can I persuade her to see things in a different, more reasonable light? [more inside]
posted by aca.int on Sep 1, 2011 - 14 answers

how do i solve this convoluted problem?

physical health & mental health, 'secret' boyfriend, and my family... what do i do? [more inside]
posted by zazie on Aug 25, 2011 - 41 answers

How can I help my husband help himself?

How can I support my husband as he works through some issues? [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on Jul 22, 2011 - 13 answers

In a bit of an awkward spot...

What is the most ethical choice in this situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2011 - 20 answers

Ill Apron Strings

My mother doesn't take of her health at all, she ignores everyone's health advice when she has problems, and it's making me feel guilty and frustrated for not trying hard enough and not being able to support her. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 - 13 answers

How do I get Obamacare

Help me find health insurance. Moving back to the States with wife and two kids after being away for 10 years. May not have jobs when we return. What is the best way to find health insurance? I have no idea where to start or what my options are if we return unemployed. Moving to Texas if that is relevant.
posted by jasondigitized on Mar 17, 2011 - 22 answers

Quit my job, no new one, bad circumstances

I just quit my (bad) job and have no new job to go to. I know I need to be proactively seeking work but I'm suffering from confidence problems and bad personal circumstances and finding it difficult. Any tips or similar stories? [more inside]
posted by Franny26 on Dec 8, 2010 - 14 answers

Failure at 43...That's Me!

Looking for a little guidance in turning this ship around at 43. [more inside]
posted by littleredwagon on Oct 25, 2010 - 11 answers

Inspire Me

Any inspiring speeches, short stories, or parables about the importance of friends, family, and health? [more inside]
posted by typography on Jul 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Sign me, I hate insurance.

Is it reasonable to search for an alternate for private family health insurance to replace my corporate sponsored plan? What are decent alternatives in Wisconsin? [more inside]
posted by mcarthey on May 5, 2010 - 8 answers

What is income limit for Iowa Medicaid Health Insurance?

What are the income limits for a family of three (child six year old).... for the child and/or family to be covered under medicaid. (State of Iowa). Any info you have, or websites you know, will be helpful. Thanks.
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Apr 15, 2010 - 2 answers

help it all go away

Bad memories are interrupting my life. What do I do and how do I cope with it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 2, 2009 - 19 answers

How to recover from a relapse

As an addict, have you dealt with a hidden relapse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2009 - 16 answers

Advice for this girl on leaving the nest (again)?

Help me move out of my family's house. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Mom needs to take care of herself more. Help me help her.

Caretaker (mom) almost completely neglects her personal health and life goals to help chronically ill but stable (dad). Her health is now declining. How do I help her understand that she needs to take better care of herself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2007 - 9 answers

So, when the bird loves the bee very much ...

I need to find a non-intimidating sex ed primer for my recently divorced mom. [more inside]
posted by ourobouros on Sep 7, 2007 - 11 answers

How to cheer up my BF?

How do I cheer up my SO? He just found out that his dad is in hospital following a hemmorhage. [more inside]
posted by barrakuda on Oct 6, 2006 - 10 answers

How to cope with a sick family member?

A family member of mine may be seriously ill and I can't stop thinking about it. How do I deal with everyday life in the meantime? [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Aug 31, 2005 - 10 answers

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