I'm a SAHM of almost three (due with our third son in a couple weeks), and I'm getting ready to start kindergarten with ds1 (4yo) in about a month!
I'm a hs grad myself, and while hsing is mostly important to me for academics and providing a positive social environment, it also makes religious observance much easier for us. We're Jewish, so the traditional start of the school year coincides with three holidays for us. Instead, we've decided to align our school year with the start of our religious calendar at Passover.
I've gathered a curriculum from materials we already have. There's going to be a lot of reading aloud and talking about the world this year. Ds1 knows his letters and numbers, so we're going to spend the year putting that knowledge to use. I think he's just about ready to learn to read, which is why we're starting this year and not waiting until he's 5.
Since we'll be starting the year with a newborn, it's going to be a bit tricky, but I think it will help me take it easy , rather than going full bore.
Looking forward to getting to know the other moms here!