Meet Monica

Meet the author of this blog, Monica.
I have not always had the skills to cook and bake from scratch. As a young wife, I bought every meal frozen or boxed and presented it to my husband with a flourish, believing myself a decadent cook. As our budget shrunk, and our family grew, I looked for ways to stretch our money to nourish our kids with the best for their hungry appetites. Hoping to find recipes and meals that they would love to eat.

Meet Monica
Corn maze in 2020

Through the last 5 years, I have learned so many cooking and baking lessons, and experienced many wins and failures. Come along with me on this journey as I share my recipes that work, how to make them on the cheap, and my tips and tricks to get my kids to eat homemade deliciousness! I will also share updates to our house that we have done in the last year since our move. With one income, we do most of the work ourselves and with amazing family and friends to help out, cutting costs but keeping style and money in the bank!

Ethel cat and Lucy dog on window seat
Ethel and Lucy

I have such a heart for animals, specifically rescues, and our home opened up to a neurotic dog named Lucy in 2014. This summer we also adopted a stray kitten and dubbed her Ethel. Lucy and Ethel sure like to argue, run around the house, and basically cause mayhem. Our 4 kids have loved having pets! It has been such a rollercoaster teaching the littles to not carry a cat by her head, not to eat the dog (and cat) food, and basic litterbox etiquette.

Meet Monica Four kids on porch bench
Matthew, Elliana, Samuel, and Levi

Meet Monica and Family

Meet Monica, I am a wife, and mother of 3 boys and 1 princess. When I was a kid, I remember being asked what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. My response was, “a mom”, and I am proud to grow up and be a mom to 4 amazing kids! Samuel is 11, Matthew is 8, Levi is 4, and Elliana is almost 2. We have been blessed to have kids who love to explore foods, to try new recipes, and enjoy helping us around the house. With 4 kids, you better believe they help clean!

Meet Monica with Tyler
Tyler and Monica

My husband Tyler and I have been married almost 13 years. We love our kids, we love outdoors, camping, canoeing, grilling, watching movies, and just hanging out making memories. A few years ago, I gifted Tyler with his own “menu” book, where we write meals and foods we have loved to eat. Weekly our family decides what our meals will be, and I make up a grocery list with what we need. It literally is my favorite chore! I love to shop, so shopping for food on a budget is my biggest win! Thank you for taking the time and visiting my site.

Meet Monica four kids playing in yard
Levi 4, Samuel 11, Elliana 2, and Matthew 8

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Keep coming back to hear about new recipes, updates on our home, fun times with our kids, and how to make homemade deliciousness!

~Meet Monica

Meet Monica and family by Christmas tree

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