Yes I have been gone for a few weeks. I know, I know. But I had good reason for this. First of all – if you read my past posts you will have seen that we had two deaths in the family, first my husband’s grandmother passed away suddenly, and then my own grandmother passed away less than two weeks later. In the midst of that, I pulled my son from public school and started to home school him. We had many struggles in between.

We are finding out what curriculum works best for my son and I am catching him up to his proper grade level since his school had him behind by a lot. I have had him tested on multiple web sites to find out where we are lacking and now I am trying to get him up to speed. It seems like the public school system just ignored him, they left him, they were glorified baby sitters. I am trying to think of the best way to complain to the school system and show them how well he is doing now, outside of their facilities.

I never thought I would like homeschooling. I have to be honest. I am not THAT mom. But I actually am enjoying this. I like being able to see what my son is learning, he is behaving better, I am seeing that he LIKES to learn. It’s not pulling teeth, he is doing better at math now. One month is making a difference. I hope I can get him up to grade level. We are doing great in some subjects, and with 6th grade coming up, I am going to add a foreign language to his schedule and I am going to let him choose.

Does anyone have any cost effective options you would like to share? I do a lot of online schooling, paid programs are okay, we have enough money to join things.

I am going to start posting more regularly again, this month was just a stressful one and I needed to focus on my son and daughter. But I am back now. Thank you all for sticking by my side during this time.

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