Come on in--the water's fine! Truly..it is!
I well remember the doubts that I suffered when I was considering homeschooling. I remember the people who implied--or came right out and said, that I was being ridiculous. I knew that it was what God was leading me to do. I knew why. I knew that my son was not getting a good education and that the system was destroying him. What I didn't know...was how in the name of common sense I could possibly teach math..when my own math was replete with stinkiosity. (Yes, I made up that word..I like it...I'll keep it *grin*) I dived in anyway.
I cannot say that I was a perfect homeschool mother. I cannot say that there were not times when I pondered my own sanity and wondered whether anyone would even notice if I lost it totally. There were some bumps along the road and a few potholes. But, all in all, I would not trade it for anything. My son attended public school through the 4th grade, my daughter was educated at home from the beginning. Both of them did very well in college and have now graduated. By the grace of God--we made it.
Whether you are considering homeschooling for a short season or strongly pondering the possibility of taking your children right through high school--it is an awesome ride. Better than any ride at Six Flags! (and there's no big long line).