Go spend some time at At Home With Kris. The carnival seems to be getting bigger each week. I was particularly interested in the long list of reasons to homeschool at WWH - Freedom from Hayes Homeschool. Probably because many of those are my reasons too. Predictions from 1900 at A Mountain Homeschool is a good read too. I always find new blogs to add to my reader list when the carnival comes around.
There is also a whole section on the California homeschool ruling if you are interested in that.
One of these days I'll try to write something to submit again. It is a good exercise, and risk-free. There are no rejection notices from the carnival!