Homeschooling Do We Really Have A Choice??

So .. Apologies for not blogging for a few weeks, I have been super stressed sorting appeals and tribunals blah blah blah.

Why oh why is our schooling system such a shambles and our local authority to match?

To be brutely honest with you I spend my life fighting this fighting that .. Why??? My children have special needs that’s why! You would think in this day and age it wouldn’t be an issue but it is. It’s still a massive issue sending children and parents into a massive spiral of upset and depression.

Whilst we try everything to help our SEND kids cope in State schools that are ill-equipped to cope with special needs and all we hear is “we don’t have the funding for your child”

Well, that’s a joke, they don’t even have enough funding even with an EHCP (Educational, Health, Care, Plan) so what hope has the children who don’t have one got at all?

So my question is… Why the bloody hell has the government not yet said this EHCP idea isn’t working and the kids are suffering for it!!! Why are the schools not making a stand telling the government that the money they are giving them isn’t satisfactory enough to offer a good enough education and that they either need to change the EHCP system or provide more funding specifically for SEND? Currently, we are in a vicious circle where the schools can’t offer support to the kids that don’t qualify and to get an EHCP is virtually impossible!

So what happens to the children in the middle… Well, they aren’t cared for, provided for or let’s face it given a shit about! after all who cares about the kids that aren’t going to improve the league tables.

So I have recently applied for an outside catchment secondary school as the ones that surround us are diabolical. Of course, we didn’t get it, on the day of finding out they didn’t give us anything on our choice list and they gave us a school which would be a round trip of up to 3 hours a day to take him and pick him up. I found myself in a tearful mush all day and couldn’t stop crying thinking what am I gonna with my poor boy.

So I started looking at homeschooling, which frightened me as I didn’t know enough about it and I thought I am not clever enough to teach my kids to be GCSE ready.

HOWEVER!!! what choice do I have right? its either that or subject him to the harsh reality of “We don’t have the funding for your son”  just like my poor 16-year-old lad faced for all of his school life. No, I have had enough of that to last me a lifetime thanks!

So Homeschooling it is then… After reading up on homeschool and all of the benefits it has, I am not sure why I was worried. However, for me, this is the right avenue but I am lucky in the fact that I work from home. Did you know that homeschooling has risen by 40% so if its risen by 40% where is all the money going that no longer is being spent on that 40% ????

Eye-opening isn’t it !!

So … Goodbye SHIT SCHOOLING SYSTEM and hello to an easier less stressful life where my kids will smile, spend time with other homeschoolers so their social life does not diminish LOL Learn the things they want to learn and they will no longer be dictated to and told who they should be, by a system that doesn’t give a crap about them.

So if you are struggling to come to terms with the treatment your child is facing? Look into HomeSchooling you might be as surprised as me.

Until the next time.

Em xxx

“These Are My Opinions, Please don’t be offended by mine and by all means have your own”

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This Celebrity is Outrageous!

So… Good Morning everyone or evening depending on when you are reading this. So as your here, this would suggest that there are only two reasons that you have clicked on and are reading this blog…

Now my two questions, are the following did you click on my blog because:

  1. The title made you look because you wanted to know, exactly who the celebrity is that is the most outrageous?
  2. Or you are fabulous and just read every blog I ever write haha.
Sadly I think I can guess which one it is!

But if it is the latter, then I thank you very much. LOL

Why are we so obsessed with the celebrity status? Why does it matter?

This is when some of you will drop off and disappear as you are disappointed that so far you haven’t found out instantly who it is haha. Am I right?

No this a serious question because I am not that fussed myself and would like an answer from people who differ from me, as I am sure not everyone has the same answer anyway.

I am not the type to read OK! Magazine to see how many divorces Katie Price has had, or who has had their heart broken for the umpteen time and had it splashed on a magazine for all to see. Sadly whilst they are sitting crying behind closed doors as WE ALL WOULD BE.

Why do so many want this gossip to be at the forefront of their entertainment?

The thought of someone in pain whoever they are is shocking to me, I hate it and quite frankly it makes me sad.

Why isn’t it to these people who read it? Or worse write it for that matter? I appreciate being a writer myself your main purpose is you write to sell, but what is wrong with us, enjoying someone else’s pain.

I am starting to consider Sigmund Freud had it right when he believed all humans were dark and that confronting one’s dark side in our world is a must if we are to all transcend it.

So another question I put to you whilst we are discussing the dark side… Is really knowing about which Celebrity is the most Outrageous? Honestly that important to your life? Will it make you feel happier, richer or will that information increase your IQ?

Will it help you achieve those career goals you have longed for?

Or is it just a load of old bollocks that really deep down none of us really give a flying crap about and it has no true impact on our lives for the best in anyway whatsoever.

Is it solely a method to prove to ourselves that actually their fabulous lives that we see broadcasted via TV or via Magazine photo shoots, where their legs are amplified to look as if a 5 ft 2″ regardless of any gender is made to look 6 ft 5″. Also, we can’t forget the huge boobs and tiny waists or the muscles of a Dreamboy.

Are we trying to convince ourselves that actually past it all, their lives can be just as shit as ours and we aren’t all nobody failures? Is laughing at their failures and tears making us feel better about ourselves?

Personally, this is just my opinion so feel free not to take it- if it does, if this really does make you feel better then… Seriously you need to get out more!!!! stop reading this shit that is presented to you via these idiots, who let’s face it ALSO … write crap to make you feel worse, not better because remember these are the ones who also write about the ‘Mega cribs’ that you can’t afford even though you work three jobs whilst looking after a family. Or they ‘Photoshop the long legs perfect bodies’ even though you still can’t look like that even though around three jobs you have and the family, you kill yourself in the gym many hours a week!

My advice to you is … STOP GIVING A SHIT!instead make your own life better with positivity and then you won’t even know who is even a celebrity let alone who is the most outrageous.

Hope you enjoyed this blog …

Until the next time

Emxxxxx

These are my opinions and my opinions only, please don’t be offended as you don’t have to run your life by them 🙂

The Show Must Go On ….

So…. hey all – hope you are all well, sorry its been ages since I posted last ..Once you have read this blog, you might understand a little as to why its taken me forever to post…

I have had a lot of decisions to make recently some good, some not so good … However, as my title reads ‘The Show Must Go On’ as you may know this is a song title from the one and only ‘Queen‘  and my goodness weren’t they right…

So many things happen in life that we don’t expect, it is one of those things where you can choose to fight and win, or you can not fight and loose.

But there, of course, is one other option – Fight your bloody hardest and still lose, previously for me this would never be an option (stay with me).

Sadly I have faced some battles like most people, but I am not a quitter in any way.

Personally, I have never understood why people give up on their dreams and why they wouldn’t fight for them.. but do you know what, the older I get I have started to realise that even if you fight your goddam hardest, sometimes you can still not achieve what you’re hoping for. Stay with me … there is a point …

This probably feels the worst type of loss – because you feel hard done by,  broken and angry as to why life has turned out this way for you.

But this is what I want you to see when you look at your situation –

AT LEAST YOU DID FIGHT AND MY GOD YOU FOUGHT FOR YOUR LIFE !!! 

Sometimes life can be tough and the unexpected can knock you off your feet.

But my advice to you would be to .. get up .. dust yourself off and crack on…

After all is there really a losing situation?

Maybe life just wasn’t meant to go down that path for you.

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Luxury Gift Review – Uncommon Goods

Hiya all , so todays post is a sponsored post on Uncommon Goods . However as always you know I will be honest with my findings. I will be reviewing the website and products in a few of the categories that I like the most. I will link below how to browse their site, my countdown from 10 to 1 of my favourite items from the site as the dreaded christmas shopping season is fast approaching this website might help you find gifts for people who have it all or the ones who just love something different.

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Blogger Recognition Award!

So It’s fabulous to be recognized for all of your ‘#Blogging Waffle’ as I like to call it!

As lets face it Blogging really isn’t the easiest of hobbies or jobs in the world and you have to love it as its so time-consuming, not that I am complaining of course it’s just not for the faint hearted.

 

blogger award

Ok so…   
What is the Award about ?
The Blogger Recognition Award is given to bloggers by fellow bloggers as a way to recognize and appreciate all of the hard work and talent that goes into their websites and blogs.

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Are you Materialistic?- I think that’s a Yes!

 

 

So …. Have you ever realised how in our life, the material things we own becomes a Must rather than a Privilege and something you can’t live without ?

I  in conversations in the past about money, forever heard myself saying …

“I am certainly NOT Materialistic – I  have never been or never would be! If I won the lottery ( Millions of Pounds) I would still shop in cheap places, getting value for money

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Interior Design – Wow That Office!

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So… Finally the Office is finished … well nearly 🙂  just a few tweaks here and there, one of which is putting the trim down round the edge of the vinyl flooring and also gloss the skirts , make a underneath desk cupboard for the computer tower and casing for the cables as I hate them being visible. As we were told as kids “Children should be seen and not heard” with interior design in mind “Ugly things should most definitely not be seen or heard” confused?  let me elaborate for example we all know that wires are inevitable pain in the backside a lot of things are wireless nowadays but still majority of home appliances are not, making it one of those annoying tedious problems Interior designers to face on a daily basis. 

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Faver.. The New Kid On The Block!

 

 

So… Hey all, today I stumbled upon a very exciting company called:

 

 

Its what some might call the ‘New Kid On The Block’ in the retail and online world, it is definitely right up my street! 🙂

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Lemon & Coconut Oil

Morning … ☕️☕️ can’t believe it is Friday  again people  ! Happy Friday by the way 🙂

So… this is just a very quick blog while I am preparing to leave the house about my morning  ritual , My Wham Bam Thank You Mam Drink, that kick starts your  metabolism and gets those pounds shifting  this of course is my  concoction of the following … Continue reading