Our life has been a bit rough this yr. My dh has been out of work and we are getting ready to move to PA. We're trying to hold it together for the kids, but in reality there is still a lot of uncertainty in our plans. Right now two (8,5,& 2) of them are going to the public school. I have really become turned off by the public school system and have been doing my homeschool research since their first week of school in August. I probably have 10 library books on homeschool and learing techniques and I am constantly exchanging them out. I'm trying to figure out how we should all homeschool and I'm getting there, but I don't know if I will have my agenda figured out by the time we move? I guess I'm really at a loss of how to get started half way through the year? I wanted to give them some time off, but I don't know what the laws are yet (in terms of starting after the traditional school year starts). Maybe I should just try to find someone in PA to find out what I have to do, but I thought I would check on these boards first. I'm feeling a little intimidated because we are moving to a new place and homeschooling is going to be a new adventure for us. It seems like so many of you here on MDC starting learning about homeschooling when your children were young and you started out homeschooling. I just wish were were starting out on a better situation. We'll be together as a family and that will really help get us through.