First, LOVE covers a multitude of wrongs... make sure you are in love with your child. Not who you "want" your child to be, but who they really are!
Then, remember that curriculum is YOUR tool, you are not a slave to it! Mix and match, change it up, and maybe even -- don't finish the book (I hear your gasps...it's okay!).
Your responisibilty is to be the student of your student. Keep learning and trying new things, until you find the successful key to unlock learning for them. And, for you moms of more - this means you will be busy. I recommend calling on divine assistance, every day to accomplish this!
On a practical note, I have found Unit Studies to be the most effective tool for our family. We can learn together - but at everyone's individual levels and learning styles. Plus, they have made learning FUN and memorable (which is our goal, right?)