Hi! I'm Tina the creator and mom behind the blog Mommy's Kitchen. I'm also a Lunch Lady, Blogger, Suburban Homesteader, Hobby Gardener, Mom and Grandmother to three precious Grandbabies.   

I currently live in North Texas with my husband and three children. I've called Texas home for the last 34 years and it has been one of the longest places I've lived (military brat), so if you ask me where I'm from it's Texas!!!!

We love the simple life, home cooked meals, growing our own fruits and vegetables, sharing our garden journey, and encouraging others to grow and preserve their own food. We live in the city just under 1/4 acre, and have a small fruit orchard and a big backyard vegetable garden

Our dream one day is to live in the country on an acre or two, raise chickens for eggs, have an expanded garden, additional fruit trees, become a bee keeper, build a root cellar, have a porch with rocking chairs and become even more self - sufficient, but I don't see ourselves pulling up and moving to the country anytime soon. 

We often find ourselves comparing our situation to others that have more land, more space and more resources. When this happens, I have to check myself and be content with where we are, and where we are is in the suburbs living in an HOA! 

Just because we live in the suburbs doesn't mean we can't make the best with what we have. Our situation is far from ideal, but we can still homestead just on a smaller scale, so I am happy to say that I have embraced becoming a Suburban Homesteader and I'm pretty proud of how far we've come.   

Homesteading is a mind set and wherever you call home you can do it. You can live in the city or the country. It just doesn't mean one thing. Homesteading is hard work and dirty at times, but it's also rewarding and I wouldn't have it any other way. 

At Mommy's Kitchen, I share everyday recipes, garden updates, cooking from our garden, canning & preserving food and simple living tips. So pull up a chair, get comfortable and take a look around. I hope you'll find something you like. 💗

I've included a sneak peek below of what our little homestead looks like! I hope you enjoy it here at Mommy's Kitchen and that you'll follow along on our journey of becoming more self-sufficient while living in the city. 🏡