First Year Homeschool Blues

As we got closer to the beginning of the school year, my stomach churned and knotted. In one and a half months, our oldest daughter would be starting kindergarten. Of course, we were going to homeschool.

I was so excited about homeschooling that I started reading homeschooling materials before we gave birth to our first child! I did all the research: books, web sites, blogs, magazines and talking to friends and anyone else to get a feel of what we were to expect. In my heart, I knew that we had definitely made the right decision.

However, as we got closer to our official start date, I found myself doubting whether we were doing the right thing. All the what if questions were rearing their ugly heads: What if I mess the kids up somehow? What if they regret they didn’t go to school? What if I’m not smart enough to teach them? What if. . . .

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