September 15, 2009

How I Got Here

We're into week two. I am trying to figure out how I'm going to keep up with life, how to organize my time so we're all enjoying learning and so I'm not too embarrassed if someone comes to visit and asks to use our bathroom. :)

Let's be clear about one thing: homeschooling moms are NOT super moms! The most common response I get when I say we homeschool is this, "Oh wow, you're amazing! I could never do that." Really, you could. If you decided on it, you could! But just because you can doesn't mean that you should. Each family needs to consider the options and decide what is best for them. So some families homeschool, others send their kids to public school, and others opt for private schools. Often, those in one group can't understand the choice of those in another. But I'm noticing that what happens with homeschooling, is that the option is not considered at all. This was the case for me, until about 2.5 years ago, because I had my assumptions about "that group." In addition, I'd had a good childhood experience in school and had taught in public schools; our children would attend public school.

If you click on the link, you'll see that my research began because Elizabeth got old enough to teach (read: do crafts, talk about shapes and colors, etc.), and I had so much fun teaching her and watching her learn! I started with Homeschooling for Dummies because it seemed like a logical place to start - lots of information in one place to get my feet wet. Since then I've read many helpful books and will continue to read. (I'd like to post a list somewhere, before I lose track of all of the helpful things that I've found or to which I've been directed.) The more I read, the more ideas I get and the more fun it is to dream about our future as a family if we continue to homeschool.

I've lost my train of thought and need to get to the morning's list while Brian's occupied by the Little People (video, not toys!) I'll post more later.

Have a good day, readers, whatever you're up to!

1 comment:

  1. okay, so the website I was telling you about is , it's great.
    See you on the playground!