I'm Megan and I have two wonderful daughters (7 and 5) . This is my first year officially homeschooling, although I did some pre-k stuff with my oldest daughter before she attended a public kindergarten.
Overall it has been an awesome experience and I'm hoping to get my husband on board for a second year. We initially chose to home school because my husband is in the military and between moves, deployments,training and schools he has missed out on much of our daughters lives. We really wanted to be able to take advantage of the time off he does have when he is home. Homeschooling was something that had been on my heart for a while, and I had prayed for years for a clear answer and for Him to soften my husbands heart. Unfortunately, he still harbors some reservations about their socialization. I'm not quite sure why though, with all their activities they have a better social life than I do. :grinning:
I think that my teaching method is traditional/eclectic. There are certain subjects that I prefer a more traditional method, whereas with others my daughters seem to respond to a more eclectic approach. The language arts come very naturally for both my girls and I. Math and science are not my forte and so for those I have to step out of my comfort zone and try to make them fun.
In all honesty, I'm thrilled with how my daughters and I have grown through this year. I feel that they have a solid friendship, which they struggled with before. I feel that as a mother it has actually helped my practice patience and I treasure the opportunity to see them learn. I look forward to being a part of this community and hope to learn even more.