The very short form- if you secularized Sonlight, how did you do it? Were you happy with the result? Did you/would you do it again?
The longer form ;)
We're expecting a new babe in the first week of Sept. We're also homeschooling our dd1 (6yo), and dd2(4yo) will be joining her this coming year. We've been using Moving Beyond the Page "1st grade" but I think it'll be too much work given the jumble we're likely to face in Sept/Oct/Nov. Since dd1 and dd2 attend a 2 day/week Waldorf style homeschool enrichment program we're leaning towards Oak Meadow but again, it looks like a lot of prep/planning on my part.
Several people have suggested Calvert (too much for us!) and Sonlight, adding that they know people who have happily "secularized" Sonlight and to be honest the super detailed Guides are appealing! However, when I went to their website I couldn't figure out how the program could be secularized. I'm looking at Core 1 (for both girls together) and it looks like several of the read alouds are about Christian missionaries and the LA lessons focus on reading Bible stories? We really like RightStart math (our girls love it too), but we need a Science and I can't tell from the site if the Sonlight science books are religious in tone/content/presentation. Despite the amazing Guides and "school in a box" ease, it's a pretty big price tag if we'd be ignoring or customizing a significant portion of it.
So.... I'd love to hear how secularizing Sonlight has worked for you. Or if it worked. Or if you use Sonlights and can't imagine secularizing it. Really, any info would be great. :)