Hi! My name is Stacy and we live in Alaska.
I've been homeschooling for three years (two years were preschool and pre-k, in the fall we will be going into Kindergarten ) We have only one child (5 years old) who has recently been diagnosed with ADHD and ODD so with that said, I'm not 100% on a teaching style. I love the structure of lesson plans/boxed curriculum because my thought process is all over the place. But I also need a lot of hands on learning for my daughter. We started homeschooling because our daughter has some pretty interesting allergies that most people wouldn't know hide in a lot of foods. Like, one of her allergies is beef which = gelatin = no marshmallows. Then as she got older and we saw how hard it was for her to sit still and focus for longer than a minute we knew she would have a very tough time in public school.
SO because we have been homschooling for so long, don't let that fool you. I do have some insight, but I'm very much a newbie to "structured curriculum" because we have never bought or received actual curriculum. I've always just pieced together something from Pinterest and homeschool bloggers freebies.
This fall will be our first real, true curriculum purchase.
I absolutely love homeschooling and I hope to be able to continue all the way through high school!