I am headed back to my children's charter school tomorrow (we homeschool - my husband does), but I attend the school with them because I like to chat with the other moms, and I want to be there for my kids. It is taxing energetically for me - but it's the only thing that I do. I have a new patch of acquaintances from this group (we started in the fall), and I've hinted at having health issues but never really said what it was. They go on a lot of field trips and plan tons of activities that I usually decline, due to my work from home schedule - but in reality, it's because I wouldn't be able to work or function for several days afterward. I don't want to open the can of worms, but I don't want to go on looking like a mom who doesn't care or someone who isn't interested in being involved. Who have you told and how/what have you told them?