Hi, I'm new to the boards here but I am just making the decision to unschool our kids. My eldest is four so we are at the beginning of the journey. I initially did not like the idea of homeschooling because the curricula I have investigated looked so intimidating and horribly dry.
But I have been reading Miranda's blog for a long time (we are a Suzuki violin family, that's how I found it, but I got hooked, lol) and I thought that what she does looked like fun! I began thinking about how I could make learning fun for my own kidlets. And it dawned that what is the most fun is what you're interested in (I know, duh?). So I have been thinking and researching and I think unschooling looks like a great idea.
So far most of my homeschool friends think it's a terrible idea, so I must be on the right track, what? One of my friends even wrote on my facebook recently that they did not choose "unschooling" because she wants her kids to be prepared for college.
The more I investigate it, the more excited I am about it. So I guess I'll join the roll call, even though I am a very green noobie!
Also, we're a Christian family and it's the religious folk who are mostly against it. But I see no problem with letting the child's interests drive learning and jiving with our family's values and beliefs. I love the creative aspect, family-integrated-ness, depth and spontaneity of unschooling that I have seen so far.