After a year of upheaval for her family, Lynne Spears tells People she is trying like hell to cash in at every turn cherishing the little things.
She means the things like taking Britney's sons Sean Preston, 3, and Jayden James, 2, for a spin in her golf cart and planning a shopping trip with l'il Jamie Lynn Spears because 3-month-old Maddie Briann Aldridge is growing so fast.
"Some really wonderful things are happening now," Lynne Spears, 53, said on Saturday. "It looks like things are looking up again."
Lynne was the surprise guest speaker at the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) 20th annual convention in Grapevine, Texas, where she shared what it's like to face criticism for the ways in which she raised Jamie Lynn and Britney Spears.
After a rough couple of years, Lynne Spears is ready to turn the page.
"I had a perfect little plan," said Lynne Spears, who just released a memoir, Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World, and who has been a critic of the perceived unequal media treatment of Jamie Lynn Bristol Palin.
"But, you can't control the [kids]' peers and you can't control society."
Lynne does acknowledge her own failures, though, and says all we can ask of ourselves is to do our best. Looking forward, she says she loves nothing more than doting on her three grandchildren, who call her "Me Maw."