We had good experiences with preschool and K & 1st grades, but then we moved and the school system is not great here. Long story short, I started looking into homeschool last year and pulled DD out, and we are homeschooling now.
We have not been homeschooling for long, but its not as scary as I thought.. . I have saxon math, and they tell you what to say. =) I have an English workbook (I don't really like, and will be looking for something else) We are doing Classical Conversations, and music lessons. DD also has girl scouts. We ride bikes, play outside, etc etc.
DH is TICKED. Yesterday he told me that he would be making my life as hard as possible because he doesn't believe in homeschooling. IE, he wont watch our 4 year old when DD has her 'extra curriculars' ... eh... So I have to take my son to scouts & entertain him for an hour. Not horrible.
Important to the story--- DH and I recently were separated for several years, and last year we got back together. He left the family to move in with a nurse who gave him prescription drugs and they had an affair, too. DH was diagnosed as Bipolar I and thru a lot of therapy, etc etc, we have reconciled. He signed sole custody of the kids to me, because of his health issues.
some of his outburst yesterday, I think, is due to a change in his medications, the doctor is trying to get some anxiety attacks under control.
I just wish I had a supportive partner. I don't need his help in teaching as much as I just need him to say, I might not support homeschooling, but I love my kids and hope that this succeeds because I want them to be happy and fulfilled.
Edited by lauriebeth - 9/8/13 at 6:58pm