What advice would you give to a mom who is considering homeschooling her child?
Do it your way! That is the great thing about home schooling - you don't have to follow someone else's way. We run a tight ship for our home school, but I know families that are successful home schoolers with very relaxed schedules. You have to do what works best for your family and not just duplicate what worked for another family. Sure, it is important to share ideas with other home schooling families, but remember to do what works for you and your kids.
What's one homeschooling challenge you've faced, and what solutions did you find?
Personally I can drift toward isolation with home schooling. We are a one-car family and it is usually at work with my husband. With three kids taking up most of my time during the day I have a tendency to become a bit isolated. I have to actively seek out opportunities for my socialization (but not for my kids who are super social and have friends everywhere they go!).