Much of the curriculum looks so expensive - how can I homeschool on a budget?

First, if possible, try to purchase used curriculum!  There are many websites that offer a Sale & Swap board.  These websites are listed on the “Resource Lists” available from Eagle’s Nest.  Also, the GHEA Conference held in May has a HUGE hall designated just for used curriculum.  ENCHEA also holds a used curriculum sale every spring.  Members of ENCHEA enjoy the benefit of using the e-mail chain to have "e-sales" to sell products for which they have no further use.   You might want to consider using the library.  Not only will it save you money, but will also teach your children how to use it effectively.  Omega Books in PTC sells used children's books, and Education Station has started carrying used homeschool curriculum.  If you have more than one child, console yourself in the fact that you can save the curriculum you purchased for your younger children!