Welcome to Surviving a Teacher’s Salary!
My name is Crystal and I am the creator and inspiration of this site and I’m so glad you’ve stopped by! Let me introduce myself and my family so you can learn a little more about the inspiration behind this site!
I love reading, the outdoors, geocaching, traveling, adventures, animals and am totally down to earth. I think outside of the box to solve life’s problems and I’m everyone’s best friend. I believe in treating others how you want to be treated and work hard at teaching my children the same. I’m not necessarily into the latest fashion but I believe in looking presentable (most of the time anyway!). I am a strong supporter of family values and give 110% to make my family happy and feel well-loved. I have a passion for other people in a similar situation to ours which is how this site got started. I can’t believe how far we have grown!
Meet my family! My husband Craig, and my 2 boys Dakoda and Landon. These along with my husband’s school help me provide reviews and activities for this site. Not pictured is our German Shepherd Jenny, 2 cats – Elvis and Dean, and our pig Ms. Ellie Mae.
I have a very strong passion for educational values and quite often try to pour that out on others! I want to encourage letting children observe and explore the nature around them. Give them a piece of paper and crayons-let them be artistic. Let them get dirty and find bugs in the backyard. Teach them how to appropriately use technology to encourage learning and exploration. Children learn by doing, so let them! I have a strong passion behind this site and work hard to bless my readers in any way that I can.
I love working with brands that respect their consumers and have been featured on numerous sites including the Huffington Post, General Mills Box Tops for Education, Donors Choose and more!! I have been an ambassador for fantastic high quality companies like Best Buy and Step2 and would love to partner with your brand. If you want to offer my readers a giveaway, have me post an honest review of your product, or purchase advertising to further connect with my readers contact me to let me know what your needs are and let’s see how we can work together. Every year I attend several conferences and meet thousands of people - contact me to find out more about how you we can work together through my sponsorship opportunities.
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