Tell me about how you unschooled with working fulltime? I have planned on unschooling for some time, but am having doubts now that I can/will do a good job while working fulltime.
DD is 6, would be in kindergarten this year with public school and I'm trying to make the decision on public school or unschooling or more formal homeschooling next year. The plan had been made to unschool when I was still married and had more free time to devote to it. This last year I haven't spent as much time facilitating learning as I would have liked. I was dealing with severe depression and had 4 foster children (who were public schooled) who had very high needs. Now I am no longer fostering and am about to move to Chicago to live with my boyfriend and his 11yo daughter. I will be sharing custody with her father. He will have her 4 nights out of every two weeks if I'm homeschooling, or every other weekend if not. I very quickly found jobs as a nanny. Two days a week (21 hours) I nanny for 4 month old twins. 3 days a week (15 hours) I will be nannying for a family with mostly a 2yo, occasionally a 5 year old as well. I am able to bring her with to both jobs.
My mom is a proponent of homeschooling, but not of unschooling. She is really pushing me to put DD in school next year bc she doesn't feel like I'm facilitating learning enough. Her father is willing to support me in either decision, as is my boyfriend. She previously was begging to go to school, but now is saying homeschooling. She would be open to either. I am worried I'm not doing enough. I'm wondering if I should go ahead with some form of curriculum, mostly to keep me accountable. or if I should just put her in school. The district we are in is pretty good, and I'm hoping to set up a visit this week or next to see it. We won't be able to participate in homeschool coops probably with my work schedule. My depression, which was a bit part of my struggles last year, has stabilized right now, but has been a recurring problem in my life.
Any advice? Thanks!