Hi all, I'm more after some suggestions and advice. My MIL has just been diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer and is booked in to have a mastectomy in the next few weeks. I would like some ideas of some practical things DH and I could offer to do to help her out/keep her occupied during her recovery. We live half an hour away and both work full time so it's unrealistic to be over there a lot, and I'm loathe to suggest housework etc because basically MILs way is the only way to do things. So far all I can come up with is to offer to pick up BIL from school and drop him home. DH is able to work from home so can work around school pick up even though school and home aren't really that close to us. I'm happy to cook meals but I don't know what I could do apart from lasagne/spaghetti bolognaise haha. (They also have another hungry teenage boy living with them currently so I'm not sure I could provide enough food!) I was also thinking we could buy some DVDs for her to watch. Can anyone else help me out with ideas or suggestions? What helped you? What did you do to help others?