We're not hardcore -- more casually eclectic unschoolers. I also have several PT WAHM and WOHM jobs. DH works FT. It works. Both kids are old enough now to spend some time entertaining themselves every day, so I do some work then. I also work in the evenings. When I teach during the day, they either come with me, when appropriate, or they spend some time with my sister. As far as homeschooling goes, I give them opportunities, expose them to new ideas and experiences, and let them set the pace.
Right now I:
*teach two French classes
*run a sensory playgroup for children with SPD
DD (age 5) is in:
*a Monday co-op (1 class, a drama club, and playtime)
She also would like to start piano and ballet this year, and she's starting in a Wednesday co-op for more classes this fall. She really likes taking classes. As far as academic interests go, she's into math (addition, substraction, basic multiplication), French, and learning how to read right now. She's also been learning how to knit hats on a round beginner's frame that she got for her birthday. Mostly she's a social kid and really thrives on playdates and playgroups.
DS (age 3.5) has OT twice a week. He's not into groups right now, so we've pulled back from that for the time being. We're looking into an open gymnastics program for him, which would meet both his interests and his sensory needs. He's into writing letters, building marble runs and fairy houses, making playdough creations, and Tinkertoys.
We go to the library once a week for storytime and to get out books and movies and we have memberships at several local children's museums.
It sounds like a busy schedule and I guess it is, but it's spaced out over the course of a month (i.e. Earth Scouts meets once a month, I teach one of my French classes only once a month, my other class is once a week, the library is once a week), so on a daily basis we're generally not running flat out. I have time to sit on the computer and check in here at MDC.
The kids right now are chilling out in princesses dresses, coloring in the Sesame St. coloring books their gram gave them for Christmas.
I really enjoy being able to provide them with experiences that will broaden their understanding of the world. We do a lot of field trips, to farms, to museums, to fairs and festivals, etc. I also really enjoy seeing them come to conclusions and new realizations on their own. DD figured out basic multiplication principles in the car one day when she was 3. I have no idea what sparked it, but there you go. We never pushed it and she's been gradually building her understanding in fits and spurts as she develops. It's fascinating to watch how she thinks. DS likes to ask questions like, "Where were we before the sun existed?" He ponders
things. Again, no idea what sparked that question, or most of the other ones he comes up with. But I got to see it happen, and that's pretty cool.