This will be our third year homeschooling. We have three children, ages 6, 6, and 7.
We are a bit of a lone family as far as a homeschooling community goes, because the nearest co-op is an hour away and we have very snowy winters. However, our children are in various activities (swimming, karate, scouting), which helps.
We use a Charlotte Mason-influenced approach to homeschooling and use almost all free resources.
We are a secular homeschooling family, but enjoy incorporating/addressing religious topics (in art, music, prose, etc.). We currently use underthehome.org for most of our subjects (reading, math, science, history, geography, art, music, prose, poetry). We also use khan academy for math review and Salsa Spanish for foreign language.
When we started, we weren’t sure how homeschooling would work for our family, but now it’s hard to imagine sending the children to school outside the home every day.