I am posting here because I wanted to talk about this from the perspective of being a homeschooling parent. I hope this thread is okay here.
I felt very strongly that I wanted to have a family, and be home with my kids, and homeschool, and I was 27 at the time. So I made the decision to leave graduate school and focus on my family, and I didn't finish my master's degree. The program that I was in is not something that I could pick back up and finish, I would have to start all over.
Now that my kids are not babies anymore, I am feeling a real longing to do more. I am so thankful to have been able to be at home with them so much, and to truly celebrate and live joyfully along with them in these younger years. I just have so many other ideas of things that I want to do. Although my kids are not babies, they are still young, and I don't want to stop homeschooling. I want to continue to homeschool, and I want to enjoy this precious time with them, as I know that it is short and they will be grown in a blink of an eye. But part of me really feels pulled to go back to school and pursue a higher degree. The only problem is that it would mean our family would probably have to move for me to be able to do that. Right now, we have family close by, DH has a good stable job, moving just for me to go back to school seems like it would really upset the apple cart.
Anyway, just wanting some perspectives, opinions, etc, on pursuing things like returning to school as a homeschooling parent. Thanks!