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Caregiving for Elderly Parents

My parents are in their late 80's. They still live at home and I'm their main caregiver. I don't mind, but it's taking a toll on both my finances and my marriage. I've asked my brother and sister to help out, but they always have a reason not to help. Has anyone had success getting siblings to help care for their elderly parents?
Sharon

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How to Make Split-Shift Parenting Work

My husband and I decided that we wanted to give split-shift parenting a try. We just had a beautiful baby girl! I'm a RN. My husband has a delivery route for a beverage company. He's out early in the morning and home by mid-afternoon. My plan is to take a 2nd shift job at the hospital. We expect that split-shift parenting will mean some adjustments. Can anyone with experience tell us what worked for them and what things didn't? We'd really like to make this split-shift thing succeed.
Dannielle

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