Hi, I'm Susan!
My husband and I have three great kids who are 7, 5, and 4-years old. We are VERY new to homeschooling, as my husband and I just decided over the Christmas holidays that we would start homeschooling our children starting this fall. Right now, the two oldest are in kindergarten (my oldest is doing kindergarten for the second year due to him having special needs) and we are reading everything we can get our hands on and researching curriculum like crazy people.I have no idea which teaching style will fit us best but I imagine we'll probably be a pretty good mix of everything by the time we settle into what works for us!
We decided to home school mostly because we just felt this overwhelming need to keep our kids close - I can't explain it at all but it just feels like something we need to do. My oldest was having problems keeping up. My middle is having problems with being bullied. And my youngest just misses the age cutoff for kindergarten so she would have to be in preschool this fall and she is already doing kindergarten work. Also, with our oldest being special needs (autism, spd, seizures), we can provide more accommodations at home for him and teach to his learning style. Also, we don't have to worry about juggling his many doctors' and therapy appointments around school.
Right now, we're just kind of a jumble of emotions - impatient, because I am sooo ready to just get started already, nervous, excited, and defensive because we're already getting judgement from a few of the friends we are telling. So I am so glad that I have found Erica's website and this community! P.S. Erica - my little girl (4) is LOVING the Letter of the Week curriculum!