Some of our local schools have started back to class in the past few days. Galax City schools won’t go back until after Labor Day so those kids have a few more summer memories to make. I am struggling with the decision of homeschooling Emma this year. We have always taken it year by year and child by child with our homeschooling. I am also not an avid, hard core homeschooler who believes it is the only way. It is great if you do have that conviction and persistence and I admire homeschooling moms because I know what a tough job it can be. We do not have the option of a Christian school in our area so my choice there is easier. I am planning to list the pros and cons of public school vs home school in a future post. I don’t like to debate the homeschool issue because I feel it is such and individual choice – for each family and each child. Plus I hate conflict and debating, but I would like to share what I have experienced in my 5 years of homeschooling. I would also like to hear your comments – loving and non-confrontational, of course.