You love being a mom, but you secretly wonder if you’re doing “enough” with your kids. You’re used to excelling in the classroom, the boardroom, the courtroom–but there’s no real quantifiable way to measure how to be a successful parent.

You feel drained and distracted during family moments. You want to feel more connected with your children without having to take more time to plan fun family activities.

Many nights, you lay awake reliving the hard moments of the day, wondering how you could make your relationships with your family stronger. You text a friend, search for ideas, read a chapter of a parenting book…before you finally give into exhaustion and fall asleep.


Imagine how life could be different if “family time” was the cornerstone of your daily schedule, rather than an afterthought. Picture starting each day with intention, knowing exactly when you’ll be focusing on your relationships with your children. Feel the calm that comes from having a time and an activity already on the calendar.

When you choose to flourish, you can:

  • Enjoy time with your children instead of thinking about what else needs to get done.
  • View learning as a lifelong adventure, not a stack of worksheets.
  • See your child’s unique personality and learning styles as a gift and not a burden.
  • Trust your own instincts on what feels right for your family, rather than stay trapped in doubt and comparisonitis.

Mama, are you ready to flourish? Join our online membership group!

The Flourish Family Membership Program will empower you to become a more intentional parent, with lots of hands-on activity ideas for your family and opportunities to nurture your own personal growth within a community of encouraging women.  


You are welcome join Flourish at anytime! Our exclusive resources (listed below) refresh on the first of each month, with additional recommendations and discussions added daily in our private group.

  • Seasonal Activity Guides
  • Monthly Sign Language Story Time
  • Monthly Mom’s Only Chat
  • Mom’s Book Club and Mini-Class (alternating months)
  • Private Facebook Group
  • Discounts for Classes & Workshops

Come flourish with us in June!

June 2018:

All events online.

  •  Red, White, and Blue Activity Guide with 30+ ideas, recommended books, and a materials list (available June 1)
  • Mom’s Book Club (all month long)
  • LIVE Mom Talk (June 7)
  • Online sign language story time (LIVE June 14 + replay)
  • Making Math FUN at Home parent workshop (LIVE June 19 + replay)
  • LIVE Q & A session (June 21)

Register before June 15th, and lock in the LOW price of $5/month for LIFE.

Melissa is so inspiring to help my kids grow and learn!

Yes, you can find hands-on activity ideas for your kids all over the Internet. But Flourish can save you hours of time, providing you with a printable file of simple activities to do together EVERY month, along with a list of materials and related books.

What else could you be doing with those hours?

  • Connecting with your kids through play
  • Deepening your relationship with your spouse/partner
  • Spending time with a friend
  • Learning a new hobby
  • Growing your business
  • Practicing self-care
  • Taking a nap!

Melissa always seems to have EXACTLY what I am needing at each point in time.


When you join the Flourish Family Membership Program, you get immediate access to our downloadable Family Activity Guide and our private Facebook group! The price will increase to $7.50/month on June 15th, 2018.


I am an elementary school teacher–turned–homeschooling mom with over nine years of teaching experience. I am passionate about good books, learning through play, and family adventures.

You are most likely to find me riding my bike, enjoying the beautiful Iowa scenery, eating chocolate, or hanging out at the library.

Read my full bio here.