Reality: Of course family is important. As people juggle schedules and responsibilities to help support the mom in her illness, they may not be as available to the children as they once were. Families may find there is less time to help with homework, mealtimes may be different, there may be time spent at other people’s homes. Additional support can help fill those gaps – a qualified volunteer like a Nanny Angel can focus on the child, giving them attention that’s tailored to their needs. Always reassure children that there will be someone to take care of them.