Isn't it so weird how one thing will come to define you?
You know what I mean like you are "The Cat Lady" or "The Dentist" or "The Guy with all the Tattoos"?
Sometimes I feel like I am defined by our choice to home educate our children. Especially in our small town (and the one we used to live), we are viewed as somewhat countercultural or like we were making some big statement (of what I am not clear).
Homeschooling isn't really that weird anymore.
(For Real, I am not just trying to convince myself and you!)
People who homeschool are not all countercultural or trying to make some big statement about politics or religion. (Yes, there are a few. And yes, I agree they are weird.) In general, homeschoolers just choose to make even more choices regarding our children's education.
Homeschooling is a big part of how I spend my time but I really don't want it to be the 'thing' that defines me....
(Wait! Could it be too late? Am I already "THAT Crazy Lady Who Homeschools Her Poor, UNSOCIALIZED Children"????)
I hope you are taking this post without offense and without feeling like I am trying to convince you to home educate your children.
Homeschooling isn't for every parent and it isn't for every child.
Michael and I get asked lots of questions about homeschooling. (Apparently, it is almost as big of a mystery as soccer is to most Americans!) The other day I came across this inforgraphic. (Don't you just love these things?) It may answer some of your homeschooling questions.