Gwen - posted on 06/27/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
I have a hard time finding other women who do this. Most of the women in our local homeschooling group are SAHM's. They are very accepting of me. I just find that I have some very different issues from them, and am a lot more tired than they are, in different ways than they are. I homeschooled my 18 y/o daughter her last 2 years of high school (traditionally at first, then leaning towards unschooling later), and I helped her get accepted into 3 colleges. But she was a self-starter, above average, and very independent. I haven't started from the beginning. My second husband and I have a 4 y/o together. He wants us to homeschool her also. This is a whole different ball game! He's willing to help, but wants me to put together lesson plans for him to follow easily. I'm quite able to do that. We looked at Rod & Staff, and like it real well, and have talked about supplementing it. Really, we're already using it. He is a full-time farmer. I believe he can do this. But part of me just wants to enroll her in Kindergarten in another year. She wants badly to play with other children. She would love school at least for a few years. I know our local group has activities every day of the week, but you know, a school bus doesn't pick her up and take her there. It makes me tired just thinking about it. I'd love to hear some input from mom's who have done this for any length of time and work full-time. I think that if we do home school, I'm going to need some serious moral support from more than a local Christian homeschooling group.