It has been two years since I home schooled but I have returned with two standards that I faithfully kept before:
1. Never complain about homeschooling. My reasons for homeschooling were not typical. But the reasons that put us on this journey are still important to us. So if I complain then my children will feel that they are not worthy of my sacrifice for them. And they will hate homeschooling too.
2. Field trips are not a day off. Field trips need to have a purpose.
Right now in Nate's 4th grade history he is studying the explorers and has reached Christopher Columbus. And the Nina and the Pintail are docked in Louisville!