I think we can all look back and think of times we were ungrateful and whingy, the difference is that as we grow up, we mature and see our childhood in terms of what are parents sacrificed for us, what difficulties they were facing and we see the bigger picture. LJ seemingly has used her experiences as building bricks in the foundations of her 'victim' status. Would she be so keen to publish this whole sorry story had her Mum not got dementia?
As for her comments about modern Mums not making en effort in the appearance, she wants to see some of the mums at my son's school gate. They're not over the top, but they are well groomed, wear lovely clothes, and don't actually have feral children.