Around here, curricula rarely stay the same from year to year. I almost always use one of the various "schools" as a basis, and then add in or change a few things that I like better, but we're pretty much always trying something new every few years.
I've done Mother of Divine Grace, Kolbe, Seton, and Catholic Heritage Curricula. Am I missing any of them? The only one I've ever enrolled in was MODG for a year or 2 to help us out with Latin and Math.
As the years go by, there are certain books that I really like and we've used for the majority of the past 15 years, but I find as I do this more that I'm drawn toward a more Charlotte Mason-like approach. I love the idea of lots of living books and children narrating what they've learned. I've tried this many times over the years and always enjoyed it, much to the dismay of the children who do NOT like to narrate!
Nevertheless, this year I've downloaded the Mater Amabilis programs by Michele Quigley and Katherine Faulkner to use as a basis, and I've gathered a lot of books (bought and borrowed) necessary for Elizabeth Foss's Continents and Cultures. I'm rather excited about it, although it's an adjustment for my 2 pupils. They rather like knowing exactly what is on the schedule, being able to fill in the blanks in the workbook, and checking off that subject. I must admit that I do, too, but we're breaking away this year.
For the first time in many, many years, I do not have a firm schedule on the computer. No books and page numbers listed for each day! I'm pretty sure that experts like Elizabeth don't go about it this way, but she's had many years to read and absorb Charlotte Mason, and I have not. We've started working already, doing the things that I know we need to do, like math, religion, and science, while I work at putting together a plan that we can implement. And that I can put in the computer! I'll just add in new things as I'm ready and get some sort of format into the computer for grades and whatnot.
An interesting note is that Pipster has immediately had a bad reaction to school (crying). In working with him and talking to him, I find that although he dislikes narration, he dislikes textbooks even more. While I like our Harcourt science books, and he gets to fill-in-the-blanks, he hates learning that way. Today at the library, while picking up the dozen geography books I requested, I got a bunch of living science books on the same subject as the chapter we are on. He was thrilled and asked if he could just learn his science that way instead of using the text!
I said yes, but I didn't break it to him that it will require more narration.