(Closed) Please help me, help my sister :)

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@bestbuddies: Maybe find a spa near them and send them gift certificates for facials or manicures?  Something they can do together.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Depending on how far along she is in her training, you could buy her a decent stethoscope to help keep her focussed on her goal. She will need one when she is into her clinicals and it’s always nice to have your own.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I don’t know your sisters but just try to think of things they wouldn’t treat themselves to. Some off the cuff thoughts:

  • GC for a local restaurant and money for a babysitter
  • sexy bra and panties always makes me feel better (may just be me :D)
  • GC for haircut/color
  • manicure
  • GC for gas or metro
  • GC for her favorite clothing store/shoe store

Sorry I am not more help. Just tried to think of something a single mom might not do for herself or needs help with.

Ohh new thought. A letter promising her $$ black friday to buy her kid Christmas presents. That is always a stress for someone in her situation.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@bestbuddies: That’s a nice thing to do.  julies1949‘s suggestion sounds good to me, though I know nothing about nursing. 

If not that or the spa, maybe a gift cert for a housecleaning service? Give them a break from the nitty-gritty?

Or, you could get her something pretty for herself. A piece of jewelry (one that wouldn’t interfere with nursing), a scarf, something in her style. Or a gift card to a shop she likes – I bet she’s not spenidng much money on herself these days.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Would you be able to find a sitter for them for a night and send them out to dinner and drinks?  I think them having a girl’s night out would be great.  Send them a note telling them how wonderful they’ve been along with some flowers to start their night out doesn’t hurt either.

If you want something useful, as a nurse, she’ll likely need scrubs, so a set of cute scrubs is another suggestion. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I like the girls night out idea or a really good stethoscope to keep her eyes on her goals. Scrubs aren’t really a practical idea because you have to wear a certain color and type in school and depending on where she works will have their own dress code. For example we are only allowed to wear one color where I work and that’s it. I think it’s wonderful that you are looking out for her! I hope everything works out!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

@swtTea: I was about to say this! Scrubs are SOO expensive (well, at least to me as a broke student) and having some extra pairs means doing less laundry to have clean ones. 

Edit: Good point about needing specific scrubs for school, just ask about it! I know I would appreicaite that more than a night out! Then again I don’t have a kid.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@chasesgirl: Have you tried placing an ad on craigslist for free scrubs? A couple of years ago, I saw such an ad from a single parent student nurse. I didn’t have any but I work as a Telenurse with a lot of women who no longer have to wear scrubs to work.

We have been able to keep her well supplied throughout her training.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

maybe a “free night” coupon? where if they want to go out or even your sister wants to you can watch the 3 yo for her?

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

@julies1949: That would be a good idea if I weren’t freakishly tall! I have to special order my scrubs for them to fit, which is why they are so exspensive!!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Maybe a nice bracelet or necklace to remind her to stay strong? You could get it engraved or find one that says something on it. And send a gift card with it to somewhere that would help her out, such as gas (since she is driving more) or food, or a clothing place for the little girl.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Maybe a nice bracelet or necklace to remind her to stay strong? You could get it engraved or find one that says something on it. And send a gift card with it to somewhere that would help her out, such as gas (since she is driving more) or food, or a clothing place for the little girl.

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