So for many many years I have been doing 'school' all together, combining the kids in as much as was possible. This year I am REALLY struggling with keeping my head above water. I feel like I am constantly worrying about them doing 'enough'. I don't have set plans, I feel very disorganized, and I feel like even though we do most stuff together, no one is really doing much/getting much out of it. Feeling quite defeated. Sooo... I think we are going to move to something a lot more individual and self directed for the kids. I just ordered samples (one workbook for each kid) from AOP, Life Pack. I ordered one workbook for each kid - each from a different subject so that I could see how they 'feel' to us. I am struggling - and putting them in school is not an option at this point (we'll be moving before the end of next school year and I am not willing to have them go in and out of another school, not even able to complete a year). I also need some time to devote to helping Chally - reading to her, playing with her, etc. If this works out, we will have our afternoons to do the 'fun' stuff... science kits, projects, etc., together. And I won't have to be worrying if one child is not getting what they need in x subject (which is happening right now, big time, with Lauren - and to a lesser extent to Adam).