There was a private school in a nearby town, but we weren’t sure we could swing the payments on one income. I had previously worked as an education outreach coordinator, but I could not go back to work yet, since our youngest child was not old enough to start kindergarten. With no family nearby to help with childcare, I was unwilling to leave my children with strangers. So with the encouragement of friends and family, we decided I would start homeschooling. I’ll be the first to admit that I had absolutely NO desire to homeschool my kids. But because their education is so incredibly important to me, I felt that this was the best route to take.??