I really do. I love curriculum. I love looking at all the different types and ideas out there. I HATE putting together what will work for my children. For the first 5 years I used a complete box. My daughter loved it and it was easy for me. The last year of the box curriculum was because I didn't like what they had put in for science and I couldn't just not buy it from this place so I had to put together my own thing for everything. That first year I did, it bombed and my husband was mad at me and my daughter hated school. The next year wasn't any better. This year I did a mix of Sonlight and adding to it. It has gone a lot better, but we are not going to use Sonlight next year, we didn't even really use it except for the books and dictation.
My husband is going to file our tax return, I have until we get the money back to find EVERYTHING we are going to use next year. He will buy it in one lump sum and be done. If something doesn't work, I have to use it or change it with something free. So now I"m looking at so much it's making my head spin. My son will be doing PK/K/1 stuff. My daughter will be doing 7/8/9 stuff.
Literature we are using study guides.
Saxon Algebra 1/2
SciSaurus with the Daybooks.
History - lterature based- ???
Writing - Jump In - my daughter hates writing
Grammar - Easy Grammar
Phonics and lots of books
Math in Focus
Did I say I hate pulling together stuff?