You can expect for class to last 4 to 6 hours day. Our home school schedule really depends on what day it is and what's happening in town. For example, if we decide to go to town for an event in the morning, then we'll start class around 4 pm in the afternoon. Most of the time, we prefer to get an early start in the morning (knock it out) and then enjoy the afternoon. Everyday has its challenges and the subject material has a lot to do with it. My son (Blake) enjoys History and Science because he's interested in those subjects. Math and Literature are not his favorite subjects so there has to be a little more motivation. To keep it interesting, we randomly have money days where he gets paid for every lesson that he completes and other small incentives that are similar. Again, we really don't follow the Monday-Friday 8am-3pm schedule. We often trade a Sunday for a Tuesday depending on local events. Either way, being in the real world and seeing things from a first-hand point of view is an incredible "educational" experience for anyone.
Overall, homeschooling is challenging but very rewarding. It's like a having a job. Your child's education is in your hands and you must want the best for him/her. Most importantly, you have to remember that you're a parent and a teacher so its two completely different roles throughout the day. As long as you can handle both roles, you'll be fine regardless if you're educating your child while traveling the world or just educating them from your living room in Alabama. My opinion is that homeschooling has been great for our situation but my son will go to aschool once we return to the United States. I think he's looking forward to that day although I always joke with him by saying ..."you'll never have another teacher that loves you more than I do." Thanks for reading. Mitch Warden