Seek God's wisdom on where you are to go next. It may surprise you but He does have a say in what curriculum you use. Don't worry about what your friends are doing or not doing. Your family is unique and He has a specific plan for your family.
But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul. Deuteronomy 4:29
2.Have a plan of where you would like to finish.
When I first started homeschooling I sat down and made a long term plan. When kids are in a traditional school, public or private, parents know that they will finish with a degree enough to get into college (okay depending on grades). But as homeschoolers we need to be mindful of what they will take in their high school years. So I made her high school plan out and since then has based everything on that. No I do not know what college, if any, that she will intend but I do know that if it is her dream to go to some Ivy League school then I will make sure she has what it takes. SO sit down with you spouse and decide what your end product it, if your kids are old enough ask their opinion, but know that ultimately it is up to you, your spouse and God. My daughter knows what our end product is, some days it excites her and others she wants less. Keep it where you can find it and refer to it every so often.
3. See where your kids interests are
Look at your kids and see where their passions lay. See how you can incorporate those into your school. Remember we homeschool and can be flexible. If they like games see how you can help them learn while playing games. Each child is different so write down what each child is passionate about. You may want to ask or if the list becomes too long, observe. Let's not exasperate our kids by only doing that which we think is required.
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but (D)bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4
4. Evaluate you choices
After you have your finish line in site, and have looked at the interest of your children, evaluate your choices. There are so many curriculums out there you can sift to your hearts content. The big thing is to compare any you like to your goals and your child's interest and learning style. See what will work with your family dynamics and schedule. Read reviews, ask other who have used it, pray, and then talk with your spouse. Remember that there is not one correct curriculum, as long as it fits your long term goals and the children then you will have made a great choice.
Yep, you are at that deciding moment now. Enjoy!
This journey we are on is one of discipleship, life long learning, and fun. Do not dread it, just have a plan and a list and love where you are at.