So I looked for part time work where I could keep my girls with me. I lifted kids to and from school (mom's taxi). It worked alright for a bit then the girls started hating being in the car so much and crying , fighting, etc, etc. So I started hating it and wondered what on earth I was doing. I love teaching and I was happy in CT teaching and my girls were happy at school too so I started looking at teaching jobs.
The local government school needed a teacher and I applied and got the post. I started teaching grade 1 in June. I have a contract post term by term so maybe I'll be there next year if they have a post available. The girls started school here in June too. So far L seems to like it though she has been sick a few times already. Becca's struggling a bit. She wants her old school and old friends and hasn't made any special friends here but she goes without tears. I'm hoping she'll enjoy it more after the school holidays.
So life goes on and I think it's mostly good.