I like helping fellow homeschool families. Just today we attended a field trip with our local homeschool group and one of the moms told me they bought a math program that we reviewed and I had previously told her about. I am the treasurer of our local group and the library will give my name to people when they ask about homeschooling in our area. Those conversations easily turn to curriculum and after homeschooling for 21 years and reviewing homeschool curriculum for 6 I usually have some very good suggestions.
Every year I ask my girls if they want to continue reviewing school items and their reply is always the same. They think it would be boring if we didn't add new things into our school year. Some of the items we review become my kids favorites and I would have never thought it would work for them.
I also love how the being part of the Crew challenges me. I am normally a very quiet private person that wouldn't always give my opinion in a conversation. By writing my blog and reviewing curriculum I have opened up my home and school to share with everyone else.