I"m staring my fourth year in a row of HSing. Here's what I have learned so far:
-You will get really busy leading up to Christmas and it will be very hard to concentrate on School work...
-And you might feel rather burned out in January/February.
-I've learned it's OK to scrap a curriculum half way through the year if it makes everyone cry. Even if it's an expensive curriculum.
-I've learned that kids learn amazing things just from reading good books and writing narrations. ...
-And no matter how many times you panic, if the kids are reading, they are learning.
-If they are helping you in the kitchen, they are learning,
-if they are living life along side you they are learning.
-Exploring, being creative, being themselves=learning.
And that's how you get your 180 days out of 365 days. ;-)