@Ally— loved your answer! If you have kids that were formally public schooled then getting off the hamster wheel is definitely #1! We are loving it!
Also- @michelletown - yes, raising young men and women, not just educating them. My little boy asked me to pray with him two nights ago after we discussed how he was having a difficult time coming up with what to say during our homeschool prayers a few days before that. Love how all of our day weaves together and how much I missed when they were in school.
I’m loving seeing them be more relaxed, more loving and caring and more “aware” of the world than before. Our life was so consumed with schedules and homework that no one (including myself) had time to stop and smell the roses. Now we can plant them, take care of them, learn about them, study the bees that visit them, be sad when they aren’t doing well, watch how the weather works with them, cut them for beautiful bouquets, and of course smell them.
Homeschool is the difference between taking a walk and taking a walk while looking at your cell phone. We are present in our world.