Member Since: 4th Aug 2014
24th Mar 2019
Have you given up accounting all together?
16th Dec 2015
True about the child
My first one would probably "disappear" in a state school while my second one can survive anywhere. At the end of the day you need to make a choice you can live with. Most of the education should start from home. If I lived in a nicer area with good schools I would think twice about it. However as I live in a not so nice area and my kids didn't get places in the only 2 good faith schools, the decision wasn't a difficult one.
12th Dec 2015
Worrying doesn't help
You find the money somehow if that is what you want. I started off with just one and now I have three all going to school. I quit my job last year to start my practice full time. I am still struggling to work round the kids and it was a big income drop as well. Because we know this is what we "have" to do we just get on with it and take it a day a time. The bill is huge but....
12th Dec 2015
Why do you want to transfer her?
Depends on the reason why. My kids go to private school and I think its worth every penny. Having said that I can't really compare with normal school and whether they would have turned out the same anyway. There was a time we were in a situation where we would have to move them because of the finances but we stuck with it as I just couldn't do it.
17th Nov 2015
Could have written this
I too have come to the realisation that I just might be happy with subcontract work. I love tax but would also like to do some more interesting stuff that isn't accounts/ bookkeeping related.
Sorry cant help; guess I just wanted to say you are not alone.
Love your blog.
20th Oct 2015
I think as mums we all go through the same thing and because we work from home the rest of the world believes we don't do anything.
10th Sep 2015
You are not alone
I hope you find a house nearer the school soon. Sometimes its so hard staying motivated when you have a lot going on. I am also going through the tears phase right now so I can feel your pain. It does get better. Today is a new day.
2nd Jul 2015
I could have written this blog
I am struggling as well with finding the balance. Sometimes I get loads of work, get really stressed and end up screaming at the kids. Like you, I keep reminding myself that the whole point of being self employed and working from home is to be able to spend time with my kids. I am dreading the summer holidays as I need to keep them entertained.
Guess all I am saying is you are not alone. Once September comes it should be easier as you will have some sort of routine.