Attention those of you with 4-8 year olds: Mommy Life (for those of you in our HOPE group, this is the blog of Barbara Curtis--author of the book we're currently reading) has a great post today on making the decision to homeschool little ones. While her post is narrow in scope, speaking specifically to parents concerned with teaching their own children to read rather than risking having them labeled with some kind of learning disability in state schools, it's definitely worth reading and considering. My reasons for home education go way beyond teaching reading, but every aspect of the decision is worth careful and thoughtful research. Curtis is the mother of ten and has experience with both home and state education and her voice is reasoned and gracious. Even if you are not inclined to make homeschooling your family's lifestyle over the long haul, do read her post!