It took me awhile, but I finally figured out what made me tick. What made me want to get out of the bed in the morning. What drove my incessant desire to create organizing systems and tasty recipes made from inexpensive ingredients.
The desire to make the most of what I had.
I wasn’t born rich or brilliant, but I know how to work and how to troubleshoot. What I’ve learned in this life is that you’ve only got a limited amount of resources (time, money, brain cells) — AND YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE MOST OF THEM!
So, that’s my mission.
To make the most of the limited time, money, and talent that are at my disposal and to help YOU do the same.
We only get one life to live, so let’s make the most of it!
Here you will find resources that I’ve developed to WORK IN REAL LIFE:
- ORGANIZING SYSTEMS so that you can quit messing around with ho-hum day-to-day chores and get on with the big dreams.
- BUDGET-FRIENDLY RECIPES and easy-to-execute MEAL PLANS so that you can live the high life at the dinner table without creating a mess in your bank account.
- A WEEKLY NEWSLETTER to encourage you in your LIFE AS MOM or your efforts to EAT WELL ON A BUDGET. You need to know you are not alone.
You don’t have to stay where you are. YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR LIFE without hiring a personal trainer or life coach.
It just takes a little know-how. And that, my friends, I can give you!
Omaha Beach, 2014
Proof positive: A little about me….
My name’s Jessica Fisher. In my lifetime I’ve been a writer, teacher, mom, wife. (Not necessarily in that order.) Admittedly, I wear a lot of different hats these days. My mission in life — one that I’m finally able to articulate at age 43 — is to make the most of what I have. Whether that’s money in the bank, time with my family, or the sunshine that God so graciously bestows on southern California, I want to make the most of it!
This is the driving force of what I write, whether it’s about food or family. Let’s take our limited resources — because, yes, they are always limited — and ENJOY THEM TO THE FULLEST!
My husband and I and our six kids live on a budget — debt-free — so that we can live a life of freedom. It’s opened a number of opportunities, including spending a month in France in 2014. And another month in Great Britain in 2017.
Yes, I could get used to these month-long holidays!
Lest you think that we were born into a jet-setting affluent community, know that ten years ago we were deep in debt and couldn’t rub two nickels together. Through the grace of God and sheer hard determination, we got our finances right-side up and are now reaping the rewards. We live on one income so we can make these travel experiences — and precious memories with our kids — happen.
We homeschool our children so that we don’t miss a day of meaningful experiences and conversations. I’m pleased to report that I LIKE all my kids, as well as love them. And I think they might even say the same about me.
Parenting six kids ranging from 8 to 20 provides me with lots of experience in life, liberty, and pursuit of a clean house. I enjoy writing about a number of topics, including parenting, homekeeping, cooking, and family fun.
My work has been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America, Fox, and NBC and has been published in over 90 regional parenting publications as well as on the web. You can find my online writings at The Kitchn, The Art of Simple, $5 Dinners, and Money Saving Mom.
I’ve also written a bunch of books because what else would I do with my free time? Take a bubble bath?