M1 at it Again

M1 and boytoy had Baby K from Saturday to Sunday. They told me they were dropping off Baby K between 2:30 and 3pm. Ok its fine I was home doing yardwork anyway. N and I were tearing down a fence and M2 was mowing, we were having a basically good day overall. Then of course... Continue Reading →

Facing Hard Truths

Today I had N's CSE meeting. Overall it is a good meeting for sure. She has made a lot of progress in many areas. Of course there are struggles but we came up with plans to help and prevent as much as one parent can. Of course mid way through the meeting the CSE chair... Continue Reading →

The Continued Nightmare

Yesterday CPS called me and asked how things were going with M1. I told them I did not know, that I knew she was full of drama and she had been telling people she dropped the baby, she was exhausted and she was going to snap any time now. Well she told this to another... Continue Reading →

Gratitude

I know lately I have been complaining and venting a lot so I wanted to be sure to remember during the season of giving how truly blessed I actually am because yes it is hard to remember. Yesterday A sent me a message "I noticed you had a cold. Why don't you let me take... Continue Reading →

Nightmare Thursday

I am at work Thursday morning when my cell phone rings and it is protective services. "Do you know what happened last night with your daughter and her family?" My heart sunk and I wanted to throw up. I had picked Baby K up at 10:10pm after the Mannheim Steamroller concert the previous evening and... Continue Reading →

Knowing When to Step In

I spend a lot of my time parenting wondering when I should step in and decide, intervene etc with all the girls. Now mind you when safety is involved there is no issue but everything else, well I have to admit it most days I am winging it. The girls and I went to get... Continue Reading →

Facing Facts

Yesterday M1 had an appointment at the midwives to see how things were going. Good news is despite her diet of candy and ice tea, the baby appears to be healthy. I am hoping there is no long term damage due to her refusal to eat healthy but who knows. She was asked several times... Continue Reading →

Never Ending Frustrations

M1 is not pregnant. Monday morning they called me to get a hold of her. I told the person calling that M1 relayed she had called several times, left multiple numbers and no one returns called. The office said very simply to me "There are no records of her returning any of our calls. We... Continue Reading →

One Year Anniversary

OK a year ago today we had N to our house for the first full week of time with us. She helped me make the Thanksgiving dinner and was generally compliant with directions and requests. We did not get to bring her back on time due to lake effect snow at Hillside, so the week... Continue Reading →

My Place in this Mess

I realize that my role in M1's life is emotional whipping post. Tonight after several extremely rude messages from her and cruel expletives I called her on the phone to talk to her about her clear issue with me at this point. She told me I am the only abusive relationship she has in her... Continue Reading →

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