We've (OK, I've) been agonizing about this for a few years. I think I had some "signs" that I required before actually taking the leap. This was the year that they all fell into place. We are blessed to have a wonderful Catholic homeschooling community in the South Hills and we are all very excited about the process. I feel about as ready as I can be. I think it's a little bit like parenting. You can read all about it but it doesn't become real until your first child arrives.
Officially we began our year on July 16th, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. I pray that Our Lady can guide me through this process and help me to be a good first teacher for our children. It feels to me like the right decision. It is so important to me to keep this family together for a while longer before society takes up most of their time. I want the base to be a little more well-formed before they begin to build. More on this later.
One of the BEST parts of homeschooling (after no bus/pickup and no goodie bag expectations) is the ability to pickup and follow dad all around the state while we learn civics, geography and history.
Can't wait to find out where we're headed next!