My husband decided to homeschool our daughter next year, but we both work full time. How is that going to work? We aren’t in a financial place for one of us to stay home full-time, so we got creative.
Since I am a hairstylist I am paid by commission, not hourly. While it might ding my paycheck a little bit to cut my hours, it won’t be as drastic as someone who is paid hourly. So I will be cutting one day out of my weekly schedule, and working a longer day on another to make up some of the hours.
My husband was able to change his shift at work, so now he will be working 1-midnight 4 days a week instead of 8-5 5 days a week. It will stink because he and I won’t see each other as often, but this way one of us will be home every single day.
Obviously the regulations vary by state, but in my state the requirement for homeschool students is 148 days per year. Doesn’t matter what days, how long those days are, or what you cover on each day. When I found this out I breathed a sigh of relief – we really can do this!
What I am learning on our path to homeschooling is that you have to listen to God’s call on your life, and your children’s. Something that seemed impossible just a few months ago, suddenly makes the most sense for our family. There is an incredible sense of peace in knowing that we are doing everything we can to direct our daughter onto the right path.