Co-Founder of Thriving Home
I’m Polly, one of the co-founders of Thriving Home.
My Main Jobs around Thriving Home Are:
- Content creator and cookbook author
- Project and operations manager
- Social Media Oversight
- Graphic Design & Photography
Before Thriving Home:
I graduated from The University of Missouri with a degree in Communications and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies.
I then went on to get my masters in Educational Counseling Psychology.
Believe it or not, my husband and I met in Jamaica (it’s a long story).
We started dating about a year after that and got married in 2009. We now have three kids, Adelyn (11) and Tyler (9) and Clay (6).
I love my spicy family to death and am continually learning how to grow as a mother and wife to all these people I love. With three kids and two dogs, we are a busy little family but I’ve grown to love the mild chaos.
These are always evolving but currently here are things I’m loving:
- Board games with my family
- Dogs – really any animal I encounter
- Garage sales
- Making yummy healthy food
- Home projects
- Reading (Here is my goodreads account)
- Walks and being outdoors
- Getting my hands dirty in flower pots and landscaping projects
An Unexpected Career Twist
I never planned to be a blogger.
Following my graduate degree, I actually worked as a co-director of student ministry at my local church.
After having my first child, I stepped down from this role and turned my attention to my personal blog (which was earning $0.00). Realizing that blogging could potentially earn an income, Rachel and I partnered up to start Thriving Home.
Through the years, blogging has not only been an ideal flexible job, but it has served as a much-needed creative outlet for me. I had no idea it would evolve into a full-time career giving us the opportunity to publish cookbooks, be on local and national TV, and have an impact on millions of homes.
As the online world has evolved, so has Thriving Home. We are so proud of our work and the content we create.
We are even more encouraged when we hear from our readers and know that our work is truly making a difference.
Get In Touch
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- Visit the Thriving Home Facebook or Instagram pages to fill your feed with tasty new meal ideas.
- If you like the idea of making freezer meals or freezer cooking, join our Facebook group and join others who love to save time and money in the kitchen!
- You can also check out our favorite kitchen products and tools – these are the exact ones that we use in our own homes.
- Like free stuff? We have tons of it! Visit our Free Resources Page for a long list of freebies we’d love to send you.
Make 6 Dump-and-Go Freezer Meals in 1 Hour
- Shopping & equipment lists
- Step-by-Step instructions & video tutorial
- Serving suggestions & dietary substitutions & more
Try Session 18 (a $6.99 value) for free!
If you want to know even more about me, here are a few posts that are near and dear to my heart.
- My Journey Towards Healthier Living
- Reflections on our Family Mission Trip to Jamaica
- A Word to the Struggling New Mom
- Birth Stories: Tyler (2013) & Clayton (2016)