OP Im sorry youre in a tough spot ATM. Not quite the same, but we had a small business years ago, &lost a lot of money through it. Luckily it was pre kids & we were young enough to be able to move on financially easily enough. It looks like you will need to make some changes in your life to make things work. I totally get it, change is tough, especially when you feel forced into it. A few ideas - I am assuming your farm is a little hobby type farm? Can you sell produce & make any income that way? How about incorporating farming duties into the schooling? The kids could learn a lot from it & can help out around the place. Could you downsize & get rid of any animals? I think its totally unfair your kids had to leave the school they were being bullied at. Can you return to the school & fight the ed. Dept and school on any issues that arise? Can the kids bus to the other school? Are there any jobs in the area where the school is further away, so you can drive the kids to school,work during the day, & pick them up after? Can you work weekends if your DH is home? Im sorry for the situation you are in, im sorry to day but i also dont feel that the govt has to fund lifesyles like a hobby farm. Can you move to another area &cut your losses? Im sorry again for the tough spot you are in, i hope thongs can improve.