I have been homeschooling for a long time - my oldest starts high school next year. I have 5 kids who will be 9th, 7th, 4th, 3rd and 1st next year. Planning high school has my head swimming. And my youngest still isn't reading well. I need to simplify next year! My plan is to have independent work for my older 2 as much as possible. Then combine the younger 3 as much as possible. We will stick with math mammoth for them. And I thought about doing IEW with them even though it's not my favorite because it will ensure that writing gets done. And I think it will be a good fit for them (especially my 4th grader).
What does the hive think? Should I go with more workbooky stuff just to get school done and move on to the fun stuff in life? That is tempting also, especially since I will have a jr higher and a high schooler who want to do time consuming extra curricular activities like robotics and debate.
Cost is a factor too because we take outside classes at our local PSP that cost money, so I probably can't do something like BJU DLO for each of them. Too much screen time anyway.
Here are things we haven't tried:
Abeka (probably not interested because I don't agree with their perspective on history)
There are others I'm sure. Or I might be willing to go back to something we have used in the past but use it for ALL 3 of them and not just one kiddo. I think I got sucked in to trying to give them each an individualized education, but really what ends up happening is lots of stuff doesn't get done. Perfection is the enemy of good in my case.
My kids do well with workbooks and don't seem overly bored with them, which is good. And we read lots of books in our house independently. I would love to do more field trips and just be out of the house more, which might mean I just get the "school" part done as easily and quickly as possible (which I'm guessing is not Sonlight). And our real life schedule isn't hectic, but it is full.
Maybe I need a counselor more than curriculum. I've been sick lately so I'm stuck on the couch spending WAY too much time reading about the a-g requirements for UC schools. It is affecting my brain.