Hello! I would love to homeschool our kids because I am really frustrated with the school system, but I'm afraid of it being too overwhelming.
I'm a SAHM and my husband works out at sea, around a month gone & a month home. So while he's gone, I'm by myself with our 4 kids, 8 yr old DS, 4 yr old B/G twins, and our 18 mo DD. I make it work as it is, but I'm concerned about being able to teach the 3 oldest effectively while keeping the youngest occupied. Part of me thinks that by homeschooling it will actually help me keep a more scheduled and stress free day. Our oldest is in 2nd grade and our 4 yr olds are in preschool, so when they get home they have all this energy they want to let out, there's homework for the oldest, dinner for everyone and trying to spend quality time with them all, its hectic when my husbands out at work. I think homeschooling will eliminate this evening chaos. I do wonder if learning time will be too chaotic though. I'm torn between feeling confident in my abilities and doubting myself.
DH is supportive and loves the idea of homeschooling the kids, but with our way of life the end decision is up to me since I'll be the one doing the teaching and it affects me more than him. I often procrastinate and I can be scatterbrained, (4 kids can do that to a woman though ) but the things that need to get done always get done.
So I guess I'm looking for some good resources, tips, and advice on homeschooling kids of different ages, levels, and personalities. I recently found a book at the library called "The Everything Homeschooling Book, 2nd Edition" by Sherri Linsenbach. I haven't read much of it yet, but does anyone have opinions of this book?
Thanks in advance! And if it matters, I'm in WV