Washington, October 7 : Britney Spears' mum Lynne is relieved that her family's trying times are over and that 'things are looking up again' for them.
The mother of Britney and Jamie Lynn loves to spend time with her granddaughter, Maddie, who is "growing out of all her clothes".
And she's also thrilled with Britney's gradual recovery to stability and her return to success.
The 53-year-old had confessed that she had no control when Britney went through a public breakdown while her 16-year-old sister got pregnant.
She saw the 26-year-old singer losing custody of her two sons to ex-hubby Kevin Federline, followed by her landing in hospital for mental evaluation - twice.
However, mum Spears insisted that her family was now past the hurdles and happy to be where they were.
"Really wonderful things are happening now. It looks like things are looking up again," Contactmusic quoted her as telling People magazine.
"The seasons are changing and things are good this year. I am so happy where we are right now," she added.
The author of 'Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World' confessed that though she wanted things to happen differently but she cannot control what directs them.
She said: "I had a perfect little plan. But, you can't control the (kids)' peers, you can't control society and you do the best you can."
Hoping a better future for her children, she further added: "I would like smooth sailing for my children."