Homeschooling is a big undertaking especially when paired with managing a home. I am only 5 years into this journey, but I would tell myself to make time for fun and enjoy the successes and failures. Being able to laugh at the failed attempts and things that didn't work out keeps our homeschool real. I also remember walking into other active homeschools and thinking, "Gosh it seems like the school stuff takes over the house!" YES, yes it does...and that's OK!
Dayna (3 kids, 5th year of homeschooling)