Recent Apartment Buy Out Is Making Me Crazy Nervous!

My apartment complex recently went through a foreclosure and was "bought out" by some big real estate company.  Things have been spiraling downward ever since (more on that later).  We, as tenants, are supposed to feel all warm & fuzzy about this big change. Today, I found this notice stuck in my door... seriously?  You want me to come meet the staff, you want me to bring my own bottle of wine to share, AND you can't even figure out how to use spellcheck?  Nope...not feeling warm & fuzzy at all.  In fact, I'm feeling pretty annoyed!  I should have had a clue when I realized that the new manager's name was Barbie...we've been bought out by Matel and they are sending in the toys to run the place!  I seriously doubt these people would actually want to meet me at this point! … [Read more...]

Parenting is Rough

Note from the mother of six…Parenting is rough! Growing up, I always wanted four children: a girl, twin boys, and then a girl. I just knew I’d be a wonderful parent. Then, I grew up or so I thought and had that first girl at the ripe old age of 22, my plan was taking off beautifully! She was perfect and the best baby in the world. She slept through the night at 3 weeks and was so independent and rarely cried. I just knew it was my exceptional parenting that made her that way. And before I knew it, my beautiful baby girl turned two. What happened? She was putting underwear over her head, 20 pair at a time, and flipping out of her crib. What was happening to my plan? Then 5 years later at the age of 27, I had number 2, another girl, there went that plan. But she too was beautiful. I began noticing though that she cried every time I walked 2 feet away. She cried when the wind blew. She cried when I cried because she cried. This was NOT going well. I had one in kindergarten and one that … [Read more...]