I wrote you a reply from your answer to my post so I hope you see it. You are taking very positive steps and your goals sound very good and things I am sure you can accomplish. It would be wonderul if you get all your exams behind you and you can teach.Just remember to take things one step at a time. It is the best way to get these goals done. Looking at all of them can
overwhelm you so as Karen always says, just take one day at a time.
You are a very strong person, Cass, and I know you can do this. There may be some stress but that is what we are here for. To talk to you and help ease you along the way.
As far as your girls go, I know it is hard to set the rules but they will feel better and help you more if you give them boundaries. I know how hard it is. I had to
do this at the beginning of the year with my older son and he is 36! But I posted a list of rules and when he didn't follow through there were consequences. Children respect you for setting an example and they often feel a better connection with you when you keep them on a steady course.
I am very proud of you! Keep up the good work and keep posting. I am here for you always.