daekini-I am near Charlotte too!
Andiad-I haven't been homeschooling that long. I thought about Homeschooling before my son was ready for school but my DH wasn't 100% into it. When my son's b-day was past the cut off for PS I jumped into HS right away. I told DH I wanted to catch him up so when school started again he would be put in his rightful grade (1st). Sadly DH is still trying to push PS on us. He thinks I can't teach our son what he would be learning in school (meaning he doesn't think I can do it). He is also concerned about socialization problems. But little by little DH is seeing that he is wrong. I have to say family is the hardess to deal with on this matter. I was amazed at how many ppl I run into in NC who homeschool. It was frustrating in the beginning not knowing where to begin. But with the the help of the library, www, now the info I am getting from here and the progress my son is making :! Good luck with whatever decision you make!
You should definitely check out the Learning at Home & Beyond board. I've learned a lot from being on there and they are chock full of resources & info.
If you post your concerns about --"Sadly DH is still trying to push PS on us. He thinks I can't teach our son what he would be learning in school (meaning he doesn't think I can do it). He is also concerned about socialization problems."--I know you would get a ton of info. that you could share with your husband that, hopefully, would help him be more understanding & supportive of your decision. Good luck to you as well!