I'm a certifiable curriculum junkie! I have 3 kids (7 girl, 5 boy, 1.5 girl) and am only really schooling the 7 year old right now. We used sonlight Pre-k and K and liked the books a lot, but I knew I could never do 3 different levels. I bought Tapestry of Grace and sold it b/c I was overwhelmed, though I liked the idea of everyone studying the same cycle of history. Then we used AO Year 1, switched to Higher Up and Further In Year 2 to cover American History instead of British and we were enjoying it, though some books were a GIGANTIC STRETCH! With the baby, we've currently given up our CM studies an she's doing 2nd grade R&S, which is ok, but not living books which we love so much more. The baby is getting easier so I think in a few weeks I'll be ready to switch back to more CM type studies.
I drive myself loony with all the changes and second guessing myself. I need some help with the planning, organization and HIFI is pretty good, but I love the layout of the SCM guides (very user friendly) and the idea of all kids studying the same cycle of history is wonderful!
I feel like I'm constantly planning the perfect education, but busy changing it and then things don't get done and I feel so behind!
Any advice welcome!