Hi! I'm a mom to 3 (2 bio, 1 adopted from Ethiopia) I currently homeschool one of them, one attends public school where he receives maximum special education and therapy services and the other is doing informal toddler school with us at home. We take a unique approach to education in our family deciding which setting is best suited to each child to be most successful-be it homeschool, public or other!
I started with MFW for our first official year of homeschooling, then branched out and pieces together from various sources some favorites for various subjects. I have found for us and our busy schedule though that the ease of MFW and having everything in one spot was most helpful for keeping us on track, so we plan to go back to that next year. I also like to supplement in different activities from online sources such as COAH, other blogs, and of course Pinterest! We also have an excellent local homeschool group that I "outsource" our music and art programs to!
I was a reluctant Homeschooler at first to be sure, but now a few years in it's definitely grown on me and I love having the extra time with my kids at home with me...they are growing up fast, so on those days when homeschooling and mothering is just plain tough I try to remind myself that this is time that I can never get back so be grateful for it!