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How do I get to know my parents as people?

After seeing and reading about the death of parents, one of the biggest regrets seems to be not knowing them better. I have a cordial but distance relationship from my parents and while I don't ever see us being BFFs, I would like to know them better as people and their life. How do I do this, considering I live 6 states away? [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Mar 26, 2014 - 21 answers

So my son wants to enlist...

So my bright, handsome hs senior son wants to enlist in the Marines. I am wrestling with a few things. He has always wanted to join the military so this was not unexpected. What is unexpected is 1) he always wanted to join the Army 2) he always wanted to do ROTC. Now he has been online with some military forums and he has decided he really wants to be on the ground doing engineering stuff (he’s thinking electrical engineering). He’s met with the recruiter, we’ve met with the recruiter and all sounds good. But I am having a hard time as a mom getting over the change of plan, enlisted vs officer, also the Marines vs any other military branch. I think of Marines as the branch that takes the biggest brunt of foreign involvement - as in really dangerous. [more inside]
posted by lasamana on Aug 2, 2013 - 48 answers

Good gift ideas for new moms?

What are some good Birthday gift ideas for new mothers.... [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Jan 17, 2013 - 10 answers

Men: How was your mom awesome during your teen years?

Men: how was your mom awesome during your teenage years? [more inside]
posted by SinAesthetic on Aug 29, 2012 - 20 answers

What recipe is my mom trying to make?

Mountains of sugar and fruit in glass jars in the pantry: What the heck is my mother making? [more inside]
posted by french films about trains on Jul 12, 2012 - 26 answers

Please help me keep grandma in L.A.

My mother is 60, has 40k cash on hand, but she has no income. Can you help me brainstorm businesses that she could buy or launch for about 30K (so she can live on the remaining 10K)? [more inside]
posted by ohyouknow on May 29, 2012 - 49 answers

Would parents hire me?

I'm a mother (of a toddler) who works part time and is looking to make some extra money. I've considered babysitting jobs, but aside from raising my own son, I don't have much experience with kids aside from babysitting jobs I had when I was a teenager. No recent references. Could I get hired? [more inside]
posted by trillian on May 2, 2012 - 12 answers

To work full time or not...

I currently work 20 hrs./week at a local nonprofit in field "XYZ." My husband works full time (8-6, usually), and we have a 2-year-old son who goes to my parents' house while I'm at work (3 days a week). However, yesterday I was contacted about a full-time job that's very appealing, and I don't know whether to pursue it. [more inside]
posted by trillian on Apr 20, 2012 - 21 answers

Something special for my sister's first mothers' day

My sister is expecting her first child. On Mothers' Day (which is after the baby will be born), my sister, brother-in-law, and the new baby will be getting together with both of the baby's grandmothers. I don't live in the state where this will be happening, but I'd like to do something special to surprise all three mothers. What awesome (but inexpensive) thing can I do? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 16, 2012 - 20 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

Mom, stop sending me spam!

How do I explain to my mom that her Yahoo email seems to be compromised, and what should I tell her to do about it? [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer on Nov 16, 2011 - 5 answers

How to Talk to a Teenager Through their First Breakup?

I know how to help myself through bad times, but how does a mom help her 20-year-old child through her first serious relationship breakup when the reasons for it are the same as her parent's divorce (boy cheats on girl)? What are the magic words? [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Nov 15, 2011 - 27 answers

News at 6!

DSLR Filter- Narrowed my choices down, need an outside opinion on a couple details. [more inside]
posted by MansRiot on Sep 23, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me not be such a neurotic freak of a mom!

Do I need to calm down A LOT, or is it okay to yell until I'm hoarse in the hopes of keeping them safe when my little kids create such out-of-control craziness? [more inside]
posted by minx on Sep 18, 2011 - 45 answers

Not until I had my coffee...

I love my mom, but she bothers me first thing in the morning. [more inside]
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Sep 6, 2011 - 16 answers

How does one push away from parental control while still maintaining a close emotional relationship?

How do i preserve my relationship with my mother while still making decisions she doesn't approve of? [more inside]
posted by becomingly on Apr 26, 2011 - 33 answers

Should I break up with my mom?

The crazy lady killed my cat, hates my boyfriend, and is acting vindictively again...I am fully prepared to cut her out of my life forever. Should I? [more inside]
posted by thebeagle on Jan 18, 2011 - 39 answers

healing with whole food for dummies?

What's a book that is similar to Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford, only less intense? My mom is into those 'blueberries will save the world' email forwards, and for her birthday I'd like to encourage her new obsession with healthy foods, teach her how to cook them, explain about health, etc. [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea on Jan 1, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I reconnect with my mom?

[Familial relations filter] How can I re-establish a meaningful relationship with my mother despite being abroad most of the year and that she is constantly burying herself in work? [more inside]
posted by wallawallasweet on Aug 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me reunite best friends.

My mom recently told me that she had a best friend when she was in grade school, many many many years ago. When her friend moved across the world, they lost track of each other. Now I want to find that person. [more inside]
posted by nondescript on Aug 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me make up Mothers Day!

Help me give my wife a great mother's day present. [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Jun 14, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me figure out what to cook for mothers' day!

What should I cook for my mom for mothers' day? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on May 8, 2010 - 5 answers

No cheese for Mother's Day

Help me find a non-cheesy short poem/quote/verse to put inside a Mother's Day card. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Feb 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Books about growing up without a mom

I'm looking for novels for my little cousin about growing up without a mother. [more inside]
posted by Verdandi on Jan 1, 2010 - 28 answers

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What's a good "Mom & Dad are in town and want to take us to dinner" restaurant in Manhattan, preferably by Union Square? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Dec 30, 2009 - 24 answers

Are there any mom-friendly mp3 players &/or car adapter kits?

My mom has a long commute, so I'm thinking it would be great to get her an mp3 player for the car. I will be setting it up, but it should be easy for her to use. She is more used to VCR buttons than click wheels and cord-squeezing, so iPod-style interfaces are out. Does anyone know of a reliable mp3 player or car adapter kit that will fit the bill? I'd like to go old school here. [more inside]
posted by lesli212 on Dec 6, 2009 - 12 answers

My mother loves to talk when I really don't want to listen right now!

How can I drown out my mother's constant advice giving banter? [more inside]
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Oct 16, 2009 - 23 answers

Gift for a woman I barely know?

I need help coming up with a gift idea for a 40-50 year old woman that I don't know very well at all. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Aug 24, 2009 - 23 answers

Song for mother-son dance?

Looking for a mother-son dance song for my wedding. [more inside]
posted by condour75 on Jun 23, 2009 - 16 answers

Non-Union Square Xmas gift for my mom?

I was a dolt and missed the deadline to ship my Mom's potential Christmas gift to my parent's house before I left town. So now I'm left with one weekend in NYC to find her something pretty for the home that's also small enough to fit in a carry-on suitcase. I need recommendations for classy, inexpensive stores in NYC that carry unique and/or handmade bowls, candle holders, tableware, etc for under $80. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Dec 18, 2008 - 14 answers

What to buy Mum for her 65th birthday?

My mum will be 65 on March 18. She can just about buy anything her wee little heart desires. I cannot because money is, well, in short supply. What should I get/buy/do for her birthday? [more inside]
posted by deborah on Mar 8, 2005 - 21 answers

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