Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Migrating

For anyone who reads this blog, an FYI : I am blogging now at my own website. You can find me at www.homeschoolingmama.com . You will find that most of my reviews, both of books and curriculum are over there now, and I will not be keeping up over here. I have enjoyed this site, but it is time to move on.
Pax et bonum,
Christine

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Homeschool Buyer's Co-op

I have seen the Homeschool Buyer's co-op mentioned for at least the last two years. I had looked at the website a couple of times, but something held me back from joining. I finally joined after I was on a webinar with Brett Walter who started the buyer's co-op. The information he provided reassured me that my name and information would be safe on the Buyer's Co-op site. By buying in large quantities, Homeschool Buyer's Co-op provides a way for homeschoolers to get the same kind of discounts that school districts receive. If you look at the website, you will see the comments of veteran homeschoolers who are so glad to have a better way to purchase curriculum.
I recently purchased some software from Digital Frog through the co-op. It was an excellent value, and my children love it! I could not have afforded the software I bought if I had not had the co-op discount.
There is something for everyone at the co-op, and there is no pressure to buy a particular amount. There is a field trip finder which lists destinations in every state. If your favorite field trip destiantion isn't there, you can add it. There are contests and the "Reading Champions" program. There is no cost to join. If you have need of software or curriculum, check out the Homeschool Buyer's Co-op. It could save you money on your homeschooling needs. I know it has saved me money.