I have a new follower? How can that be when I never post? Anyway, welcome, so glad to have you.
This school year I have struggle with more than just keeping up with this blog.
I have wondered and pondered more then once if I need to send the kids back to public school next school year.
Here's why (honest reasons):
*I want more "me" time. Not that the kids at grades 9 and 7 need me all too much. However, I am sure you all know exactly what I mean.
*I am bored with most of the stuff we have. I realize that it can't and won't all be fun. We did something out of the ordinary the other day and that really reminded me what I loved about homeschool. I need to step out of the books more often. I don't want to short change them if I am not into it anymore.
*Since the kids are in 9th and 7th I feel if they were in PB school that they would have more opportunities (electives). I have asked them if they want to do this or that and no, they are doing what they want for the most part.
*The kids get really tired of being around each other all of the time. We have gotten them "into" separate activities outside the home, which helps some.
*Sometimes the task of searching for the right curriculum is daunting. Where we live we are pretty much on our own. Which is nice, but you really have to do a lot of leg work.
I have talked to two other homeschooling moms that I respect and one says keep them home and the other says to put them back in for one year and see. I know a mom who homeschooled for two years then pbschooled for one and so on.
How do you stay motivated?