What's been your experience with having family members who don't "get" HSing or question your choice to HS your kids?
My mom, while overall being very supportive of our family choices, doesn't "get it" and even though I've explained many times our plan to HS (I have preschoolers now) she will still say things like, "well in a few years they'll all be off to school, and you'll have a break." Then I'll remind her about HSing, and she'll say, "well, maybe in time you'll change your mind and want them to go off for the socialization." I'm thinking to myself--well, mom, that's not the kind of socialization I want my kids to have, really! And besides, they get lots of socialization right now!
DH and I have had a couple of good conversations on why we want to HS with her, even going into detail about the socialization issue, but it's like she goes back to square one forgetting everything we said. I'm embarrassed to admit that it does give me a bit of anxiety to think of how I am "disappointing" her by HSing. I don't really care what anyone else thinks about HSing, but I guess even though I am an adult, I still want her stamp of approval. She worked in daycare for decades has the school of thought that it's really good for kids to be independent at a young age and things like daycare and preschool are really good for kids to learn how to do things apart from their parents. While I agree to some extent that some time away can be good, I want my kids at home with me for most of the times where DH and I have the greatest influence in their lives, esp. for the early years.