I basically have only ever used Sonlight Curriculum successfully. I enjoy it. It is my style. It isn't everyone's style but we love the format and it is easy for me to manage. We never do all of it but we have fun and are challenged to do what we can. I have tried several other curriculum and......I have never like them as much........so.....I am selling the rest off to focus on what I know works for me. Writing programs have probably been my biggest headache as writing to me is the hardest to teach. From everything I have read about teaching writing, I think I am going to use all that brain filed information and still just use Sonlight. It will be more effective now as my experience with other programs will translate to better use of my time and the SPACE in my house. Some other homeschoolers will be blessed with discounted curriculum and space on my shelves is steadily increasing.
I have set up a book store of sorts on Amazon to get rid of my stuff and a few other people's stuff. So far so good, my buyers have been happy and I am happy. I have admittedly slowed down a bit in my listing but will do a stack of five or six a few times a day. My poor brain however has been perusing my shelves and thinking of other stuff I own which needs to go for lack of use. I have forever been searching for the off button in my brain but haven't found it yet.
Focusing all the harder on what works is sort of exhilarating as I don't think I will have the tendency to impulse buy as easily and I don't have the guilt when I see the stuff laying on the shelves. Curriculum flies out of the house pretty easily or at least it jumps in boxes and goes to the post office. If anyone local has a postal scale.......I might either buy it from you or borrow it if you don't mind.
Must go chase a bartering deal with the piano tuner so ttfn!