Melissa

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About Melissa Crabtree

I'm blessed to be a child of the King, married to Robert and a homeschooling mom of two great kids! I also have the privilege of working from home as the Community Manager for Five in a Row Publishing!

New Digital Unit – Introductory price for 1 week!

Jane fell in love with this book a few years ago and she and Carrie Lambert Bozeman have written a unit to share with you!

The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever, 

written by H. Joseph Hopkins and illustrated beautifully by Jill McElmurry.

Katherine Olivia Sessions never thought she’d live in a place without trees. After all, Kate grew up among the towering pines and redwoods of Northern California. But after becoming the first woman to graduate from the University of California with a degree in science, she took a job as a teacher far south in the dry desert town of San Diego. Where there were almost no trees.

Kate decided that San Diego needed trees more than anything else. So this trailblazing young woman singlehandedly started a massive movement that transformed the town into the green, garden-filled oasis it is today. Now, more than 100 years after Kate first arrived in San Diego, her gorgeous gardens and parks can be found all over the city.

Part fascinating biography, part inspirational story, this moving picture book about following your dreams, using your talents, and staying strong in the face of adversity is sure to resonate with readers young and old.

By |July 29th, 2015|Homeschool|5 Comments

It’s Okay to Have a Bad {Homeschool} Day – Podcast 3 of 3 with Jane Claire

Our very own Jane Claire Lambert was a special guest on The Busy Mom podcast, and I want to be sure you don’t miss any of the episodes!  Jane’s heart is to encourage families along their homeschool journey, and as much as she doesn’t like to speak, this is a rare opportunity to glean wisdom from her wealth! I promise, you’ll be encouraged as Jane shares how much we are not alone!  (Really. We ALL want to put the kids on the big yellow bus sometimes.)

By |April 2nd, 2015|Coffee With Jane Claire, Encouragement|0 Comments

Rare Q & A with Jane Claire! Podcast 2 of 3

Our very own Jane Claire Lambert was a special guest on The Busy Mom podcast, and I want to be sure you don’t miss any of the episodes!  Jane’s heart is to encourage families along their homeschool journey, and as much as she doesn’t like to speak, this is a rare opportunity to glean wisdom from her wealth! I promise, you’ll be encouraged as Jane shares some of her homeschooling lessons with us!

By |March 26th, 2015|Coffee With Jane Claire, Encouragement|1 Comment

So you’re Thinking About {Less Stressful} Homeschooling? Podcast 1 of 3 with Jane Claire!

Our very own Jane Claire Lambert was a special guest on The Busy Mom podcast, and I want to be sure you don’t miss any of the episodes!  Jane’s heart is to encourage families along their homeschool journey, and as much as she doesn’t like to speak, this is a rare opportunity to glean wisdom from her wealth! I promise, you’ll be encouraged as Jane shares what she did to make learning fun!

By |March 21st, 2015|Coffee With Jane Claire, Encouragement|0 Comments

Valentine’s Day Books & Ideas

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so we want to  be sure you have time to reserve these books at your library or find great deals to order. Holidays provide one of the easiest opportunities to build traditions with our family.  And reading favorite books year after year is a delightful (and easy!) tradition to start!  I like to order one new book each season if I can, and that helps build our collection without breaking the bank. If you have a used bookstore nearby, that’s even better!  We’ve shared quality books we recommend and some FIAR topics you can study or review as you read them.

By |January 29th, 2015|Holidays, Homeschool|1 Comment