I was about 18 when I realized that being a stay-at-home mom was an option.
I was 21 and student teaching, when I realized that homeschooling can include co-ops.
It was also in student teaching when I knew I didn’t want to be teaching in a public school.
As a Student Teacher, pregnant newlywed. . . All I wanted to do was be a stay at home mom. And I wanted to homeschool my kids.
It took about 7 years for my husband and I to find the same page, when we decided we wanted to travel full time and homeschool.
There are many reasons why I, personally, wanted to homeschool. I may share those at a later time. . . However, there were several things that were important to me, that I wanted us to have as a family.
Things that were important to me:
*Traveling more/field trips
*My kids learning about the world by experiencing the world
*Hands on learning. For my kids to have an environment that nurtures a love of learning. My kids having an environment that nurtures a love of reading.
*Us having a say in our children’s curriculum
*My kids to explore and learn about their interests
*My kids learning the skills they need to fly the nest: Chores, cooking, fixing things, finances, etc. . .
*Learning outdoors/outside free play and exploration
* And many, many, many more reasons.
Why did you start homeschooling? If you’re looking into homeschool, why do you want to homeschool?