Re: Those who homeschool loosely/relaxed....
I buy cirriculum spererate rather than as a whole and we do a few pages each day out of each book + real life experiences and then just keep moving on as he goes along. We'll do some things that we've done previously to make sure he's still remembering that stuff too. So far it's working. He's 5 but doing mostly 1st grade work now.
We also dont' stress out if we miss a day or even a few days. It's life, it happens.