Well, something good came out of that show—Anna has enough of a pop culture identity that she has a platform to be heard, and enough people are following her mother to expose her lies. Maybe another week of publicity will prompt an investigation by child protective services or a visit from a parole officer. » 10/27/14 10:38pm Monday 10:38pm

my old house was 116 years old, but I'm pretty sure the presence was my favorite uncle, who raised me and left a huge imprint on my life. I knew the minute he died, although we were 1200 miles apart. He always told me when my aunt was sick, and then after her death he receded to the background. I guess he thought I… » 10/24/14 9:24pm 10/24/14 9:24pm

When the show started a couple years ago, I read that Anna had been raised by her grandmother and had only recently moved home. MamaJune supposedly had some arrears in child support to her mother for Anna's care. So maybe young Anna made an outcry to her grandma? I would be embarrassed that I know too much about these… » 10/24/14 6:53pm 10/24/14 6:53pm

My grandma had hooded eyes like hers, and as she aged the droop started to impede her vision. The first surgery changed (or simply revealed) the shape of her eyes to a much rounder look. The second surgery in her eighties left her permanently startled. It is probably a very delicate balance to life the saggy lids… » 10/21/14 9:43pm 10/21/14 9:43pm

There are some studies that show that adopted children bond faster when they are fed while maintaining eye contact. The sucking motion releases a hormone that helps develop a portion of their brain needed for future regulation of emotions, and the eye contact while the hormone is secreting builds bonding and trust. My… » 10/19/14 3:27pm 10/19/14 3:27pm

Chinese zoos are very skimpy with the fencing. We went to one and one of the big cat cages had two layers of wire fencing, one of which was poorly mended. The fences were separated by less than six inches, so the animals were pacing right up next to the crowd. And when you walked over the bridge in the crocodile area,… » 10/19/14 12:36pm 10/19/14 12:36pm

I am so sorry for your situation, but I hope you can return to your job someday. When my aunt was dying of cancer, we made friends with the best phlebotomists and would work around their schedules. Ditto for the mom of a preemie who is the best ever at our pediatrician's office. Caregivers who have been in the patient… » 10/13/14 3:01pm 10/13/14 3:01pm