Education is a frequent topic around here since I come from a family with lots of educators- my father was a science education prof., his sister a college dean, one of my sisters taught elementary for a bit and is now a HS guidance counselor, her husband teaches middle school, my other sister worked in college admissions until opening a fabric arts store last year and her husband is a college basketball coach, my brother married a special ed teacher, my mom taught special ed, DH's sister taught 2nd grade before becoming a SAHM and two of DH & I's closest friends are educators- one teaches elementary, the other HS art. There is burn-out and disenchantment all around but that doesn't mean our thoughts about homeschooling receive universal support. Dh and I both found school oppressive in ways, and we would both have loved to have had the option of homeschooling when we were kids. But if I'm totally honest one of my reasons for wanting to homeschool DS is that I waited so long for him and I want to be with him, experience him, as long as and as much as I can.
I love being a SAHM too.
Oh I am taking a whole list of supplements: EPO up 'till O, baby aspirin after, cod liver oil, B Vits, Calcium Mag & Vit D, CoQ10, and pre-natal of course. Plus nutritional yeast, coconut oil, bone broths, green smoothies, etc...
The last two years of charting have shown a pretty regular cycle with O between cd13 and 17, and a 13-15 day LP. We've managed good timing probably a little more than half that time. What is the hold up? Annoying to find myself in another minority: the 15% who don't get pregnant after 1 year of well-timed sex.
Congrats on another boy! Before DS I wanted to have all girls. The whole time I was pregnant with DS I called him "Cecelia". I was genuinely surprised to find I had a boy. And he is a really boyish boy, but I am so crazy about him. I really don't have any preference about gender anymore, I just really want another child.
Did you dress up for Halloween? DS & I were ninjas and went trick-or-treating with my sister's family. My niece was a secret service agent and her friend was Michelle Obama, they were great.