Hi everyone, I just started homeschooling and boy is it a lot harder than I expected. I chose to homeschool because I was volunteering at my son's school for 2 years and felt the program was very weak. Also, he plays a lot of sports and has other activities which made our schedule super hectic. I wanted to be the one to teach him, be in control of what he is learning, have more flexibility in our schedule, more time together as a family, and I thought I could do a better job than what he was learning at school. We would have more free time to do actual hands on learning, visit museums, and so on. He was doing great in school and we never had any problems. Now he is in 3rd grade and we are a month into homeschooling. We are going through a charter school and the standards/expectations are so much higher than in his public school. He didn't learn money in 2nd grade and I'm finding a lot of things that he should have learned in 2nd grade that they never covered. Everything is extremely hard for him now and I have to find a lot of supplement material and go into detail explaining each topic. The homeschool has pacing guides for each chapter and instead of doing them in 1 week it is taking us 2-3 weeks because I do not want to move on until he has a full understanding of the subject. Everything is just so frustrating that I almost want to send him to a good private school where I know he will get a great education but they are so expensive, and right now I just feel like I am going to lose my mind. Other homeschool moms make it look so easy and effortless on their blogs and pinterest and here I am barely a month into it absolutely hating it! Any advice you can offer me!