Excuse me for being judgmental, but should this woman be left alone with the kiddos?! She doesn't mention there being someone else there. I sure hope there is. http://www.health.com/health/condition-article/comments/0,,20274410,00.html I'm all for using marijuana when needed, and think it should be legalized nationwide, at least medicinally. (don't get all freaked out, I don't use it, but would in a heartbeat over chemically altered pain meds if I didn't know it would cause me to single-handedly cause the entire infrastructure of Christianity to tumble) But she's using that AND xanax?! Then to add alcohol to the that cocktail of drugs... On the other hand, maybe if I got high every day at lunch, parenting five kids would be a lot more fun, and I'm pretty sure I'd be coming up with some pretty fascinating ideas for dinner. So what's your view on this? This is on a major news source, and this mother appears to be at home alone with these children. If the law thought it was wrong, there's apparently been nothing done yet. Is being bipolar an excuse to drink alcohol on top of your drugs? Why should a person with mental illness be legally able to get away with these actions while they are parenting? Wouldn't this be called "child endangerment" under other circumstances?