I met a mom yesterday at the library who put her two little girls in school in January (she had homeschooled the first half of the year). We had a great conversation about homeschooling and I enjoyed meeting her.
Where I live it can be hard to get connected to other homeschoolers, but once you do make a few friends you'll be off and running. But, that first few connections can be really tough sometimes because I live in a very homegrown community. I remember this well.
This morning I remembered a book that I wished I'd recommended to her. It's one that I love. When I read it, I remember thinking--that's exactly what I would have said--and I wish I'd had this the year I taught kindergarten to my oldest daughter.
The book is called When Homeschooling Gets Tough by Diana Johnson. It's out of print, but there's lots of used copies out there on Amazon. I thought I'd mention this in case anyone happens to read this post and want a little homeschooling encouragement. The author is very down to earth and realistic about homeschooling--that's what I liked most about the book. She's also refers to the Bible and encourages moms from the Word.