I just saw this news and had to post it as a testament to a Momzilla who is obviously doing something right and channeling her obsession in a positive direction.
Emily Hughes has announced that she will be attending Harvard in the Fall. Now, as an Ivy League graduate who also understands the level of training that is necessary to sustain a competitive skating career, I think that she is a little nuts to plan to go to school fulltime and remain competitive. However, many also thought that I was nuts to go to grad school fulltime with an infant at home, and I managed to graduate with distinction.
So I hereby place my skepticism aside and cheer wholeheartedly for Emily. And for her Momzilla, who is crazy and obsessed (according to one of my children's health care providers, who used to care for the Hughes family), but is clearly doing something very right.
Check out the story: http://www.usfigureskating.org/event_story.asp?id=38491