Since I did originally start this as a "homeschooling" blog, I feel the need to give an update on how our school year is going thus far! The kids are doing awesome, and are learning so much! I'm so proud of them and I encourage them to always give it their best. I want to keep them interested in learning. Not just with textbook work, but with everyday life!
The curriculum we are using now is secular, but it is similar to what we were using previously (minus the Christian references). One of the many things I love about this program is that the kids individual lesson plans for the year are already laid out for them online, and that takes away about 99% of paperwork for me! I still have the control to decide when we take vacation days, and I can also adjust their schedules for them to finish a subject(s) before the school year ends. The older kids are also able to log in to their own personal page to see what is required of them each day, which in turn motivates them to work independently. The kids are really thriving, and I know they feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day (as well as myself)!! I just KNOW that this was an answer to my prayer. The Lord knew how much I was struggling in this area, and He knew that I needed something like this to get us back on track!