If you could go back and tell yourself to 'DO IT' or "DONT DO IT" which would it be?
While it is harder than I thought it would be, I would most definitely tell myself to do it.
I never thought it would be easy :)
I would tell myself to do it again... but I'd also tell myself to keep better alcohol on hand and more brownie mix.
I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff: we're Catholic, we're conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol). Aimee
Its been both. I wish I would've had the courage to stick to my guns and had been adament about not letting my oldest go to the schools where we are now. That's what started a downhill slope that has been beyond difficult to climb back up. If we stayed where we were previously, I don't know if I would've ever homeschooled to be honest because the schools were great.
Quoting AutymsMommy: I never thought it would be easy :)I would tell myself to do it again... but I'd also tell myself to keep better alcohol on hand and more brownie mix.
Excellent question Mem!
Easier than I imagined it to be, but harder to balance two than I thought. I wish I would have started sooner, but their ps experiences really do keep me going like you stated.
It's sooo much easier than I thought it would be. If I could talk to past me, I'd tell her, trust yourself and trust him. You guys don't need anyone else to make this work.
Both! It is much easier than i thought it would be to do the actual teaching and planning. It is much harder than I thought it would be to shoulder the load. It really weighs on me that I am responsible for all of their education and it weighs on me that I am not helping out much with the household finances (I am only limitedly helping with the business).
It's a lot less stressful that I thought it would be, but the scheduling around a school age kid at home is a lot more difficult that I had ever imagined.
I don't think I would have changed anything on sending ds to a charter school, our experiences there helped us learn how to be now.
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