I am a successful work at home mom of 4 kids. I have been checking into different homeschool curriculums but was looking for some testimonials of ones that have worked for other parents.
I use several curriculum's, a different one for each subject basically.
I really like Abeka for Language Arts, it is very thorough (I had to get used to the concept that they don't have to do EVERY problem in the book).
I use Math U See for math this year for my youngest. Chalkdust for my oldest in Algebra 1, but I understand that Math U See may have been better. I would NOT recommend Life Pacs or S O S for Math.
I am using a World History Study from Life Pacs and it is really good so far.
For science, and this is the one I REALLY like, I LOVE Apologia! It is such a well balanced thorough curriculum written to the child. It is wonderful, my daughter has thrived on it! It is an immersion program (for k-6) meaning you study one subject most the year. Like Astronomy, Botany, Zoology, and so on. The older kids have a text book type curriculum and it is wonderful as well.
Literature I do with a co-op as well as Language arts, speech, and humanities. They follow a “Charlotte Mason” approach.
I hope this helped!