I read some excellent thoughts on homeschooling this morning while sitting home sick. I absolutely agree with this post, Hyper Mommy Gets A Life. Our top educational goal should be joy! Homeschooling should be more than rote repitition and a Bataan death-march through subjects. We need to teach the basics but as importantly we need to instill a joy of learning and cultivate interests. There are some good thoughts in this post, you should check it out whether you are homeschooling or not.