It’s the last break of 2017 and the realization that RJ only has one more semester at his prep school before transitioning into kindergarten has really kicked in and given me some major anxiety. He turned five in November and I’m currently taking a break from his kindergarten application. Yes. An application; full of group evaluations and independent testing and financial aid and parent interviews. Im swamped. And a little overwhelmed.

I’m starting to really consider homeschooling. After becoming a SAHM and having more time to travel with the kids and spend more time with my family that is scattered all over, I realized that I crave it. It is, hands down, the best thing about staying home with the kids. Aahh, travel.

The thing is, RJ starting kindergarten next year means that all flexibility in his schedule will be gone. (Thanks, Uncle Sam). Here’s the (other) thing, I really don’t like being told what to do in my personal life by old people sitting up in Washington who don’t know me or my family or lifestyle. (Not trying to get political at all). I am also a very big advocate for education. But I want to do it in a way the suits our lifestyle, suits my kids learning personalities (and RJ and Makenzie are polar opposites) , suits us.

So homeschooling, right? I would start with RJ and leave Makenzie at her prep-school. Seems simple enough. But then, when would I work on my own personal projects? My business at Alice & Eddy Party? When would I have some piece and quiet?! Probably never. lol. But I could probably do it. Actually, I think I would be pretty good at it. No one cares more about the education of a child than their parents, I would think. I know that is the case in our home. My hubby and I talk about it all the time.

My hold up is: When Makenzie is ready for kinder, can I handle two kids? Two kids with different learning personalities and in different grades? I’m not sure….it (kind of) gives me anxiety.

Does anyone have any good resources for homeschooling?

Until next time.

-Ashly

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