My name is Crystal, but for eight years I was known as Ms. Crystal to classrooms full of preschoolers. I’ve worked in education since 2005, and most of that time has been spent in early childhood education. I love working with young kids, and seeing the passion they have for learning new things. The importance of early childhood education took on a new meaning for me in 2009, when I gave birth to my first son. My second little boy followed in 2010. In 2013, I left my job as a teacher to pursue writing full-time and homeschool my two boys. I have been reading children’s books literally every day since 2005 (and I love it!). Books were my first love, and reading is still one of my favorite things to do.
I also love to write. In addition to It’s Fundamental, I blog at Mom For Less, where I share my tips for moms who want to save their money, time, and sanity. I’m also a Contributing Writer at Prime Parents’ Club, pretty much the best parenting website around. I am working on a book, and have a million more in my head that I want to write.
It’s Fundamental features primarily children’s book reviews and news, but also includes the occasional “grown-up” book review and maybe even a movie review or two. If you are an author or publisher who would like me to review your book, or if you just want to know my opinion on a particular piece of literature, don’t hesitate to contact me. You can also connect with It’s Fundamental on Facebook and Twitter.
My all-time favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird, and my favorite book to read with kids is The Jolly Postman. My oldest son loves reading The ESV Illustrated Family Bible and Baby Dear. My youngest loves Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My husband’s favorite book is probably something about sports. We live in the beautiful city of Indianapolis, Indiana with our two stinky dogs.
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