As parents, we all want our children to grow up to LOVE learning, but that takes a lot of work on our parts! We are expected to help our children discover how they learn best, feel confident in the classroom, and discover their professional passions before their 18th birthday.

Between state testing, homework battles, “new math,” and more stringent academic standards–the pressure is intense.

And unfortunately, that pressure is trickling down to our youngest children. Our preschoolers and Kindergarten students are suffering from having less time to play and discover than ever before. In our quest to raise successful students, we are erasing all the joy out of learning.


Imagine how life could be different if we could connect with our young kids through play AND make learning fun at home!

When you choose to bring play-based learning back into your home, 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.  


  • considering tot school or preschool at home or looking to supplement their child’s school curriculum
  • wanting more family adventures & hands-on learning with less screen time
  • looking for engaging activities to keep little hands occupied
  • passionate about lifelong learning


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 August!

August 2018:

All events online.

  • Space-themed Activity Guide with 40 ideas, recommended books, and a materials list (available August 2)
  • Mom’s Book Club (all month long): Preschool Clues
  • LIVE Mom Talk (August 23)
  • Online sign language story time (LIVE August 16 + replay)
  • Learning at Home 101 parent workshop (LIVE August 6-10 + replay)
  • LIVE Q & A session

Register today, and lock in the LOW price of $7.50/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! For less than $2/week, your family can grow and thrive together.


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.