1. Trying to work through the summers. I really wanted to school year round, but it never worked for us.
2. Not giving my kids enough independence. When I had a bunch of little ones we followed more of unit studies approach and I spent too much time trying to combine them. Also to go along with this, at that age, almost all the outside activities we did were together and they needed more time away from each other.
3. Finding a balance between outsourcing classes and doing it ourselves. This happened as we realized the first one and I still struggle with it. My kids tend to love them and it