Thank you for stopping by Ben and Me. My name is Marcy and I am a homeschooling momma to one 13 yr.old boy. I began this blog at the end of Ben’s kindergarten year in 2007. What began as a way to chronicle our homeschool journey has become so much more than that. Ben and Me is my ministry to the homeschool community.This is my personal blog and a clear representation of my heart for homeschooling, parenting, and Jesus. I am the only writer and editor of this blog. You can learn a little more of our personal story over here on our Meet Us page.
I enjoy encouraging and supporting homeschool moms by writing transparently about our day-to-day lives, Ben’s struggle with ADHD, my struggle with Lupus, and our strong faith. I also enjoy sharing great products by reviewing homeschool curricula, toys and books, and home and personal items. I also love blessing my readers with giveaways.
About Reviews and Giveaways
Reviews and Giveaways are a great way to advertise your product or curriculum. For each Review and Giveaway I agree to do, I will devote one blog post to your product and promote it on all of my social media outlets — Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterestfor a minimum of one week. To do a giveaway, I require a product for myself and a product to give away. I receive products for review in exchange for my honest opinion of the products. I do not receive any monetary compensation for reviews, however I do accept and keep the products reviewed. Unless previously agreed upon, items for review should have a value of at least $50, and products for a giveaway without a review should also be valued at a minimum of $50.
About Conference Sponsorships
As a Christian homeschool mom, blogger, reviewer, and social media marketer, I have set a goal to attend at least one homeschool convention and one blogger conference each year. In addition to the refreshment and encouragement I receive from attending these events, they are also prime opportunities to learn the latest information in social media and to make connections with other homeschool moms, bloggers, and exhibitors with which I have built a relationship or desire to learn more from and about. Partnering with me in conference sponsorship means I get to do what I do best — help you build your brand. I provide for several affordable options for sponsorship. And I am always interested to hear your creative ideas as well. Please email me if you are interested in sponsoring me for one of these 2015 conferences:
About Advertising and Promotion
I offer several reasonably-priced packages for advertising with promotional posts and banners on Ben and Me. Advertising options are limited to prevent clutter and banner blindness on my blog. I’m happy to work with you to find the perfect plan for your needs and budget. Let’s chat.
About Social Media Marketing
I have been working as a marketing manager for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine for a total of 4 years, primarily in my leadership position for the Schoolhouse Review Crew (for the past three years). I also work with several other brands managing social media, media launches, blogs, review teams, and Twitter and Facebook parties. If you are in need of a social media marketer to help introduce your brand to the homeschool community, I’d love to chat with you.
For more information about how we can work together, or for a copy of my Media Kit, please email me
Endorsements and Recommendations
Marcy Crabtree has worked with The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and its various divisions for four years. I have been so blessed to know Marcy as a friend first, but having her as a close business associate providing much needed homeschool-related consultation and social media services has been a double blessing. Marcy is an absolute pro at anything she sets her hands to. She is a thoughtful co-worker, team player, skilled social media manager, and natural supervisor over an enormous team which has been placed under her care. Those who work for her would agree; she’s an excellent boss. I never worry about Marcy. She’s as faithful as the day is long, and I would trust her with my life. I give only my greatest recommendations for Marcy Crabtree for work or consultation in any capacity; I cannot speak highly enough about her. She truly is one of the top associates TOS has ever worked with.
– Gena Suarez
Publisher, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
Sometimes the Lord sends gifts so stunning they take our breath away. Marcy Crabtree is one such gift. We met when we served together as admins on a Facebook page. Shortly thereafter, she joined the launch team for Philosophy Adventure. Her subsequent involvement in Home School Adventure Co. has revolutionized the way we interact with the homeschool community, bloggers, and social media professionals. She offers wise and compassionate insight into the heart, mind, and needs of homeschooling families, and the depth of her integrity is truly rare. If you have the opportunity to work with her—seize it. You will be richly blessed!
— Stacy Farrell
Author of Philosophy Adventure – Pre-Socratics
When I met Marcy, I knew nothing about social media. I had no business Facebook page. I wasn’t on Pinterest. My Website was inadequate and lacking a blog that would connect me to homeschool moms. Now, two years later, I still know very little about social media–but I don’t have to because Marcy does! My business Facebook page is beautiful and is filled with colorful, informative, and insightful posts, and my Pinterest boards are crammed full of resources for homeschool families. She deftly takes the social-media marketing burden off my shoulders every week.
Marcy also gives me spot-on advice about my business and knows how to connect me to others. I’m so relieved to be guided by her experience and expertise! She’s a gem!
I wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the excellent work you have done on our promotions. Your review of The Warrior caused the book to soar to #37 on Amazon’s top 100 Free list during its KDP free promotional period and resulted in over 12,000 downloads.
I was so impressed with your most recent work on The Force. The blog tour team you put together was exceptional. What a great group of ladies! Their reviews helped launch the book right after publication and gave us a solid base of reviews from which to begin promoting it.
I recommend your services to everyone I know who is trying to increase exposure for their work. I tell them that you are “the book whisperer.”
Author of The Force
I was blessed to work with Marcy on the launch of my first book, and her passion and patience were incredible. Her knowledge of both graphic design and social media was abundantly apparent. I can hardly wait until my next project is ready for her masterful touch!
–Bonnie Rose Hudson
Author of Asia: It’s People and History