I have been on this forum many times reading wonderful advice, but this is my first time posting myself. I have two kids--7 year old boy and 9 year old girl--that I homeschool. We just started back in August. Last semester was very relaxed and unstructured. After the holidays though I wanted to get on a schedule with more structured curriculum, but we are 9 days in and I feel like I'm failing. I had read a bunch about TOG and found the first year used at a great deal so I bought it. I got it in the mail today an it is so overwhelming! In everything I read beforehand, I guess I missed that there wasn't actually a laid out lesson plan. So now I feel like I wasted last semester, and I'm going to end up wasting this semester, and I'm failing my kids...and that whole rabbit-hole/destruction-tunnel that moms can get sucked in to. My husband is very supportive and tells me I'm not failing and blah blah... but I'm at a loss. If I could get some advice, I'd be super grateful!
1. For TOG users, is it easy enough to not be overwhelmed and create a lesson plan?
2. For non-TOG users, here's what I'm looking for in a history-type curriculum...
•history, geography, bible all-in-one
•daily lesson plans included or available (Monday you do this, Tuesday do this, etc.)
Really just any encouragement would be well received. Today has not been a good day for momma.
Thank you all <3