If you have a hard time sticking to a budget, bring only cash and leave your credit card at home.
I find I am not the only one who does this. Homeschool conventions usually take place in the spring and early summer months and I see many homeschooling families who plan and budget for them as one of the Big Events of their year along with Christmas and family vacation. It's something fun to look forward to and it's nice to have some money set aside to splurge a little-- after all, it's all for a good cause, right?
Whether or not you have hundreds of dollars to spend or just a few, spending a day at a curriculum expo is always exciting. If you’ve shopped smart and been careful with your budget you come home energized, your head full of new ideas and plans for the future. You are once again happy to be a homeschooling mom!