So...as I have mentioned here and there, we do plan to homeschool our children, which I hesistate to even mention because it always produces a raised eyebrow or two. And I can never gather my thoughts to stutter my way through an explanation as to why we plan to do this. I know all the reasons in my head, and the more I read and pray the more I am sure that for now this is how the Lord is leading our family, but I can't articulate all these reasons very well. Which makes sense considering that my oldest child in only three, and I haven't actually done any true homeschooling yet (though I like to think that is what we are doing every single day).
Anyway...I just stumbled upon this post, and I immediately wished I could print it and always have it with me if the question comes up, why do you plan to homeschool? I especially love how she addresses the very real concern of homeschool children being too "sheltered."
Anyway...if you are considering homeschooling, or are even strongly against it, I think this post is a great read to show you the reasons why I am crazy enough to think that I should teach my children at home. As I read the post all I could think was, yes!!! yes!!! and more, YES!!!
p.s. I loved teaching in the public school system, and I had a great public school experience growing up. My decision to homeschool isn't a decision made "against" public schooling, instead it's a decision made "for" home schooling. Does that make sense?