Life Update

My regular followers may have noticed I haven't been seen for the past 3 months! Life got a little bit hectic and when you're spinning plates something has to fall and it always tends to be the blog as it's easiest! I mean I can't drop one of the kids lol. Things have settled and we are finally back into a good routine so I have some time to carry on with my blog!

I have spent most of the past 3 months homeschooling Mr D, after a 3 year battle with his school we came to the decision that that school wasn't the best place for him. He was just 9 short weeks away from completing year 6, but as it was at the time him being in school was damaging his mental health and making his anxiety so much worse, so we pulled him out.

Homeschooling didn't come easily if you throw in balancing life, a house, other kids and a boy whos educational confidence was rock bottom it was tough. I think me and him both were relieved when the summer holidays came around and we could call it a day! He is now enjoying his free time until he starts high school in September. We have chosen for him to go to the same school as Mr L, as he has made amazing progress since starting there 3 years ago, so we hope the same for Mr D. 

Mr L is going into year 10 and GCSE terrority, scary to think that we have to start thinking about colleges etc this year! I have no idea at all how we are going to jump that hurdle! There is going to be some big changes for him going back next month as his whole care team is changing and he's not happy about it. We will do as we alwys do and deal with issues as they arrive, we just need to teach him to do the same!

Scarily it was also time to make a high school choice for Miss S, we made the decision to move her to the local specialist high school. She has attended her current school since she was 4 years old and it's going to be a big transition if she gets a place. We think it will be a good change for her though and for the first time ever we will actually be able to take her to school ourselves as it is within walking distance of our new house. Its rated good by Ofsted to and it all seems positive, so fingers crossed.

Mr C has enrolled in the local scout group and loves it, he has even done his first camp away from home and stayed away for 2 nights. He starts in KS2 in September, my youngest child is going into juniors, he will be leaving before we know it too.

Mr RTR has a new job, he finally got tired of the ridiculous conditions he was made to work in and resigned. He went straight into a new job which he loves, its nights so I only see him 2 nights a week now, but he loves it, so that's what matters. As for me working in the conventional sense is not an option with 4 kids and 3 different schools, add in doctors visits, school phone calls and early collections my place is at home. We are fortunate that Mr RTR job pays enough for us to survive on one income, but I needed something for me apart from my blog, some real human interaction. Thanks to his new job I have been able to rejoin my local Slimming World! I have missed it so much, his old job meant I couldn't make the meeting time. He now starts at 10pm, so I can actually go. I am 3 weeks in and 9lbs down already, but I will update you on that separately and I will be sharing what I eat in a day vlogs and of course the weekly weigh-in posts.

I think I have covered all my 3-month absence, I am currently sat on a hospital camp bed, its out 8th night here and we go home tomorrow! I never thought I would miss the madhouse, but I can't wait to go home. I will update you on details of our stay soon.

Its good to be back, I hope you loyal readers have stuck around, do leave me a comment below and let me know your still here!
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  1. Gosh, Mandy, hectic sounds about right. Nice to have you back. Best wishes.

  2. I'm still here. hehehe
    Aww! Your poor boy...It sounds like you made the right decision about pulling him out of school. Good luck to him in high school.
    Good luck to your boy going into year 10 too. GCSE's are so stressful. My teen is going into year 11 in September.
    That's great news that Mr RTR is loving his new job...It sounds like it's working well for the whole family. Well done with the weight loss.
    Oh gosh! I hope everything is OK at the hospital x


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