jeanine, I'm sorry. I empathize with both sides of the equation. did you see the Onion article on "School-homing"?
I'm not sure I could home school. to those who do. Given the vax laws in NY I am increasingly anticipating this as our only option. I have been researching the exemption for months and have yet to write it. totally scurred.
My babies were born at home! 09/07, 01/10, and 09/12