The other day I had a fit and did whole "I can't do this anymore" and told my DD I was going to put her in school and the others in daycare and go get a full time job blah blah etc. I have been sooo stressed and overwhelmed. My 8 month old son is not a good sleeper, I mean he will nap 15 minutes and be up again and extremely whiny and overtired in less than 30 minutes. I wasn't getting much work done with my first grader and my 3 year old is just stuck in the middle of it all with anxiety issues, whiny, and still having potty accidents. Anyway sorry long story short! I was stressing because I was trying to get my DD into a good routine of doing her school work before lunch, and I fetl that I was teaching her the opposite, that school work wasn't important, and we weren't getting anything done. THEN I TOOK MY CHILL PILL! no not literally, but once I calmed down (had to go for a drive so the baby would fall asleep in the car), I prayed and thought and cooled off and reminded myself of all the reasons we homeschool. Reminded myself DD is not behind, she learns everyday no matter wether we sit and do her schoolwork or not. Then I came on cafemom where I can read posts and get more reminders of why we do what we do. So thanks for the posts, and thanks for letting me vent. I've decided to unschool til the fall and see where we fit. I figure by fall the baby will be 1 and hopefully sleeping better or less whiny and I will know if we need to finsih her first grade curriculum or if I can go ahead and start her with second grade. Or maybe I'll be so in love with unschooling I won't order curriculum at all! (I doubt that I lack creativity big time and I need a some kind of guide). But I'm so thankful for this group.