When someone says that I am Super Mom (stop laughing, it happens!) because I homebirth, cloth diaper, breastfeed for a looooong time, etc. I tell them that the choices I make are the right choices for my family and they may not be right for every family.
If a Mama tells me that she is resenting breastfeeding her 1 year old, I remind her that when it isn't good for both Mom and Baby, it's time to stop and that it is ok.
If a woman tells me that there is no way she could have a homebirth, I remind her that it is fine, no one is asking her to.
I am all about empowering with education. I want women, families, to make informed choices. To know their options, know their limitations, and follow their heart-gut to make the best choice for their family.
So why is it so hard for me to take my own advice?
Why, when I know in my heart that homeschooling isn't working, is it so hard for me to give up?
Why do I feel like such a failure, when I feel that I need to follow my own advice?
Why is it so hard for me to say that homeschooling isn't right for my family right now?
I don't know why, but it is.
Seth is going to be starting public school in 3 weeks. We will finish up this week of school, next week we are going to Kansas City for our Spring Break and the next week is the public school's spring break. After that, he will be going to 1st grade with the rest of the neighborhood and be in 1 of 7 classes.
I have loved having him home. I have loved teaching him and watching him learn. But right now, at this season in my life, I can't do it all day everyday. I have to get ready for this baby and I can't do it when I have 3 very active hooligans at my feet non-stop.
He needs friends. He needs to get out of the house (even though he will be the first to tell you that he isn't ready to go to public school yet).
It's not for everyone...but I thought it was for me...and that makes me very sad.