Welcome to Four Grain Bread. I’m Melissa, a late-twenties wife, mom, English-nerd, writer, and food experimentalist. I’m also a list-maker, and my weekly to-do often includes sweeping dirt and washing cloth diapers, but there’s so much more to being a mother and woman than a daily list of tasks. Therefore, I’m always sifting through culture, processing what I read and hear, and kneading together Truth and Life in my home.
I was a single mom for seven years to my joyful son, Ethan (E). We met Tyler LaCross in 2008, and after a romantic pursuit on Tyler’s part, I agreed to be his wife. We married under a picturesque tree at Noni’s farm house on June 11, 2011, and real life began as a family. Tyler and I like to joke that we never take the easy route. Just this year, we added baby Martin Royce to our collection. True to our fashion, he was born in the midst of a snow storm in February and weighed 11 lb., 7 oz. Our lives haven’t been the same since. We also love our super pup, Walt the Dog.
I hope you’ll join me as I learn and explore in life, first as a woman created in the image of her Savior and second as a wearer of the many hats I daily throw on in this place I call home.