If you are following a specific homeschool pedagogy- please take the time to reread the philosophy periodically. Refresh yourself, re-evaluate your progress and game plan, and make sure that everything still fits for the reasons and time you are in.
I'm currently rereading the Well Trained Mind and even though I'm very familiar with the suggestions and material I always notice something new and good.
"Until a student reads without difficulty, he can't absorb the grammar of history, literature, or science; until a student writes with ease, he can't express his growing mastery of this material." This is one of my favorite quotes from the Well Trained Mind (I have the 2009 version, and this is from the opening of the Grammar Stage Language Arts section). It perfectly explains what I am looking for, and the book tells me how to get there.
It's nice to remember that, and see that we're on the right track.