My name is Jenny Melrose and I am a “retired” teacher mama that enjoys staying active just outside of Charlotte, N.C.  My family consists of my wonderful husband, Joe, my beautiful daughter, Riley {2009} and my sweet baby girl, Avery {2013}.  I enjoy every precious moment that I get to spend with the three of them and want to hold on to the memories.  I do my absolute best to get my girls active in all aspects of our life from the cooking to cleaning to organizing.  I hope that our family will be able to bring a little inspiration to yours.

Jenny Melrose of The Melrose Family


For the first five years of my oldest daughter’s life I worked full time, while sharing parts of our life with all of you.  It was a challenge at times to feel like I was successfully navigating parenthood, my marriage and a professional career, but it made me into who I am today.  It also made my readers part of our family because you watched us on our journey.  You watched Riley sit on the counter in her boppy seat as Joe and I attempted our first homemade cheesecake for our very first self-hosted Christmas.  You’ve also been a part of my journey to learn to cook and eat better.  We’ve all come such a long way, haven’t we?

The Melrose Family


Along the way you’ve watched me grow as a mother, but you’ve also watched my girls grow from babies into toddlers and now school age.  Our holiday projects are some of our most popular articles.  As we continue to navigate through their school ages years I plan to continue on our road for healthier living via better meal planning and all natural products.  All the while, doing my best to save money for you and my family at the same time.  Be sure to check out our resource page for the most up-to-date ways in which we save money.

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The Melrose Family