We decided to start home schooling after my first child was born. I was going to school to become a teacher and I just didn’t like what the system was teaching and what it was moving towards. There were so many children in the 1st grade classroom I was working in and just not enough time for the teacher to really teach to all of them, just the majority. Many of the kids were being left behind, forgotten and just plain ignored. There were reading twaddle books, working on nothing but busy work and work sheets, and had so much time where they were just waiting for the next thing to start. I knew there was something better for my family.
We’ve been homeschooling since before he was old enough for school. Now my oldest is entering second grade and my daughter will begin her homeschool journal in TK while the toddler brings up the rear.