Since I posted about the cookie mom with "family issues" I've been thinking about her. Remember I only moved here last March, so everybody's fairly new to me. This is a mom of a girl in our troop; she homeschools so we only see her at GS meetings, but my DD has really hit it off with her. The mom's on her 2nd marriage, daughter's from the first, has a 2 year old boy from the second. I'm a co-leader. Our leader told me that the "family issues" the mom spoke of when she pulled out of being cookie mom was the fact her husband walked out on them on Christmas Eve. What an incredibly horrible, sad thing! Now, of course this is 2nd hand information. But I think the leader is a very reliable, honest woman and she wouldn't just spread a rumor. If it's not true exactly, then it's strictly a misunderstanding. I've been thinking that there might be something I could and should do to help them cope with this terrible situation, if only to send her a pizza. I could take the daughter for a while, maybe a weekend, to give them both a break. Money's got to be tight, so perhaps a gift card to the grocery? But I don't *know* this woman that well, so I have no idea whether my help would even be welcome or would just embarrass her. What should I do? Any thoughts?