I am a hs mother of 6 ages 4 months, 5, 7 8, and 10 yrs. I am trying to simplify every aspect of our daily rhythm as we also operate a CSA and goat milk share program on our farm.
I have been specifically looking at live ed or bearth to help with lesson planning. We have been using Enki and it was a great fit for my eldest, but It feels forced and a bit of overkill with my next two children(first and second grade). I think they need a program that does not have so many philosophies mixed together. Enki math is especially getting to be too confusing.
So, My question is can I use live ed as an outline without getting burnt out? Knowing that I might not cover everything or use it exactly as they planned. It seems like people either love or hate live ed. I like that it has some lessons planned but no daily schedule-I feel like if I got behind on a daily schedule it would leave me always playing catch up.
Or is bearth organized enough to help out? Has anyone used the upper grades guides from her? I have only seen reviews of her Kindy programs. I like what I she has, but I am afraid that it is too scattered to be helpful. I also like that she has Arabic lessons. Has anyone used the Arabic? Are the three study units all the Arabic that is included in the Lifetime membership?
I have looked at Christopherus and it just does not seem to inspire me-maybe I am missing something. My eldest is very cerebral and my second grader is VERY artistic- so it just seems like live ed would be a better fit in terms of meeting both.
I know that there is not going to be any one magical fit!
Anyone have any thoughts?