At our house school runs when school needs to run. Momma keeps a tight ship, and it really helps the family. Right now all the children love the arrangement and the results they get....us parents are highly pleased as well. What we don't know how to help them with, we've sought and received the right help to meet the challenge. In a way showing the children how we research and devise strategies to help them is another education in itself of great value.
Since we started homeschooling the family displayed a greater sense of calmness, our children are helping us relearn the way of our faith every day, and we seem to attack challenges with a greater sense of teamwork. Heck I really don't know how we'd pull all this together without their age appropriate assistance with everything we do.
For this of you interested in homeschooling and looking for resources try the www.setonhome.com for the Seton Homeschool program. It is one choice of many, find the right one for you. After three years I still have not found a family that after starting said it did not positively help their family life.