Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

30 Something Moms 30 Something Moms

Homeschooling???

Posted by on Mar. 6, 2012 at 5:35 PM
  • 20 Replies

My husband is an electrical lineman and he has a really good opportunity to do his apprenticeship with the best program in the country.  Catch is...it's all travel work.  The program he is in now is a 5 year program and isn't even nationally recognized by the Department of Labor.  So this means once he gets his journeyman and wants to move out of state...he may have problems and have to jump through hoops.  With this new job its twice the pay and 2 years less time and nationally recognized as THE best by the department of labor.  My question is would you go on the road with your husband?  We have a 5 yr old who will start 1st grade next year.  We have a 39ft 5th wheel with 2 bedrooms (it's huge).  My son would have his own room.  We can stay behind and rent a house and have bills or we can go with dad and save $$ and homeschool for a maximum time of 3 years.  If we choose to stay behind we will never see him except the occasional weekend if he is close enough for travel and then during the summer.  What would you do??

by on Mar. 6, 2012 at 5:35 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
mrstheriault
by on Mar. 6, 2012 at 5:40 PM
2 moms liked this

homeschool all the way!! i would have loved to live in my 5th wheel and be homeschooled the whole time when i was a kid. as it was we homeschooled and were able to take a lot of great trips in said 5th wheel because we could be flexible with our schedule. one of the best times of my life. if you don't want to be responsible for the school work and you have internet access in the 5th wheel, do online public school. good stuff. hope you're able to go for it!! :)

if this was my situation now, i would definitely go with my husband! :)

(i'm not a 30 something mom, but i have experience being homeschooled and having a big 5th wheel, so i feel i can give my opinion! :) )

KariBerry002
by on Mar. 6, 2012 at 5:42 PM
1 mom liked this

There are so many awesome sites about homeschooling on the road and living in an rv. check out rvforum.net 

http://www.awaywego.us/homeschool.html

http://www.rv-travel-with-kids.com/homeschooling-facts.html

http://roamschoolacademy.com/


There are a TON more resources if you google them. I say GO FOR IT. 

happinessforyou
by Member on Mar. 6, 2012 at 5:51 PM
2 moms liked this

IMO- You never will regret keeping your family together! :)

jen2150
by on Mar. 7, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Homeschool most definately.  Homeschooling while traveling is the best way to learn.  It sounds like it will be so much fun.  We homeschool.  It is such a fun way to learn together.  Homeschooling while traveling is even better.  

momandher8
by on Mar. 7, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Home school my son and hit the road... homeschooling is a great thing, I do it with my son.. and you can expose your son to so much stuff...

LuvHugs429
by Gold Member on Mar. 7, 2012 at 8:57 AM

 I will be honest I am against HomeSchooling, I have known a few kids in my life who homeschooled and hated it because they didnt have much of a social life except for the "group" they did things with.

with that being said I would sooo HomeSchool if you can afford it and go traveling that would be a great experience for you and the kid. That would be so much fun.  If you get tired of it and need a break from the traveling you can still always go home.


Owner of Groups:


http://www.cafemom.com/group/114224  May 2005 Kids


http://www.cafemom.com/group/114223 September 2002 kids


http://www.cafemom.com/group/116341 Once Upon A Time (TV Series)

WandBmamma
by on Mar. 7, 2012 at 10:03 AM
1 mom liked this
As much as I am AGAINST homeschooling, I would travel with my dh and homeschool my children. Go for it. Just make sure if you do it you go through an accredited program so you wont have any problems if and when you do decide to put him in a regular school again. Good Luck!
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
Firewoman33
by Silver Member on Mar. 7, 2012 at 10:05 AM

I would defintiely travel with him and homeschool. 

Tyrneathem
by on Mar. 7, 2012 at 10:52 AM

I would homeschool. Of course, I'm speaking as an adult that was homeschooled as a kid, so I may be slightly biased. 

JasonsMom2007
by Lisa on Mar. 7, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Homeschool!!  What a great opportunity for your son to see the country!  And you can teach him so much real life stuff depending on where you are at the time :)

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN