Marriage requires hard work. You might even say that marriage is tough. But sometimes what we brush off as tough can actually be something much...
As a homeschool graduate, I was determined to never homeschool! But then I had children, and when my oldest came of age to attend school, I thought perhaps I could school her for kindergarten and then send her to school for 1st grade. The same thought occurred to me when it came time for 1st grade, then 2nd, and this continued to happen all the way through 12th grade. Obviously, homeschooling, done differently, made all the difference.
At one point I had a newborn, toddler, preschooler, 1st grader, and 3rd grader. To say life was full is an understatement. Yet, I was also the full time bread winner, running my own software design company. I learned through careful planning, a consistent schedule, taking time for myself, and a lot of hard long hours that I could do it. And I did.
Not every day was idyllic, but overall, homeschooling allowed me time with my children to oversee their education and provide opportunities based on their interests and talents. We traveled to each of the lower 48 states, have seen more than a dozen national parks, rode a roller coaster at every Six Flags theme park in the U.S.A., and even explored other countries.