Hey Mocha Family,
It's not homeschooling if we are trying to bring a public or private school situation into our homes. I struggled for years thinking I had to recreate what I experienced as a child in public school (without the bad stuff) to educate my kids well. The truth is that such a goal is impossible for one person to achieve. Schools are filled with an army of workers, and specialized equipment to get the job done. How can one person play the role of all those people? Anyway, the beauty of homeschooling is the flexibility to create an ideal situation specific to your family and child.
Every now and then I still have to zap the feeling that someone is watching and waiting to report me for not doing things a certain way, but it has become much easier to beat to the drum of our own vision for the family. Check out the above video for ways I try to homeschool outside the box.