Baby Shower Blow Ups

Last weekend M1's birth family threw her a shower. It was held in a local park and was a cook out complete with cupcakes and cake. The cupcakes and cake really looked cute I will tell you that but oh boy what a day it was... M1's Aunt L made the cake and I was... Continue Reading →

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Frightening Fantasies

At this point I am afraid for M1 and it is because she is so far caught in this fantasy of what her life is that there are a few harsh realities I am afraid will crush her. She contacted me last night and asked how to tell the difference between bed bug bites 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 →

Community Service

You might remember a few weeks back M1 was busted for shoplifting. Well last week she had to go to court and since I was in Syracuse at a conference with the other two I could not go with her. No she did not ask me to go but I would have offered had I... Continue Reading →

Gender Reveal

Yep today was the ultrasound and it's a girl. I want to be happy but I am not. I feel like the holy high roller just threw me a bone with this one and while I am grateful, I am not. I sent M1 and article yesterday on the cost for the first year raising... 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 →

The Plan that Wasn’t

"...Help me, it's like the walls are caving in Sometimes I feel like giving up No medicine is strong enough Someone help me I'm crawling in my skin Sometimes I feel like giving up But I just can't It isn't in my blood..." - Shawn Mendes "In my blood" Every time I hear this song... Continue Reading →

A Very Unpleasant Easter

I was in the kitchen making up the peanut butter pie for Easter dinner. It was 9pm and the house was quiet. I love cooking so right about then I was in my happy space. Kids were home, in their rooms and I was making a huge family dinner. It did not get better than... Continue Reading →

Re-integration of M1

It has been a long couple of days at chez ANYM. I am sometimes ready to kick M1 out again but then realize all she is really doing is showing me how unable she is to care for anyone or anything, so I must be patient. She came home Sunday and the understanding she agreed... Continue Reading →

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