I really liked this article on homeschooling a preschooler and thought it had several useful ideas about how to individualize and make things work without being too heavy. Even though it's targeted at "gifted" I think it could apply to general early learning as well.
I am feeling swamped by life right now. Somehow I need to get ahead again. Raccoon often asks for his numbers or words, but I haven't been ready lately with new material, so I can feel him getting bored. I just can't keep up. I wish I had lots of money to invest in pre-made books and software so I could just spend my time having fun learning with him. Material preparation is definitely the hardest part, I think.