Typically, write for the "Local Voice" for East Hampton Patch. But I spend most of my time in Bayside, some weekends and summers out in East Hampton. I go out east because my husband’s family owns a restaurant out in Amagansett and he works there in the summers.
Being fairly new (two years) to Bayside and a full-time mother of 25-month-old identical twin girls, Ava and Liv, I've decided to skip day care, nursery school and home school my daughters.
After hours of research, I decided that homeschooling is best for my family and me. When the time comes to go to pre-school at the age of four, I will reevaluate my decision. Considering that my husband is a teacher, they most likely will eventually go to school at some point (private or public.)
I've just recently started to get them on a simple schedule and curriculum. I take them to Gymboree, the local library and the park for the obvious reason of social interaction. Being fairly new to the homeschooling scene in Bayside, I could only wonder if there were other parents who meet to discuss homeschooling. If so, I would be very interested in attending. Or, I'd liked to start one of my own if I get enough responses. It would be good to exchange homeschooling tips with other parents, share our struggles and success stories as well.
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