About Us

Who is Modern Mia?

I’m a wanna-be vegetable gardener, suburban homesteader, homeschool teacher, and superhero in disguise. Happily married to my wonderful Sweet Hubby who is my better two-thirds and sometimes-willing garden muscle.

Who are the Wonder Kids?

My 4 children (2 boys, 2 girls) who have fun working in the garden, eating ice cream, playing with Tonkas, planting pink flowers, shoveling dirt, rearranging garden containers, scaling small mounds of dirt in single bounds, and plucking cute little veggies off the vine too early so they’ll still fit in their purses and backpacks.

What do we grow?

We grow whatever will survive our efforts and toy shovels. Sometimes the shovels win, sometimes we win. And sometimes the squirrels just run away with the tomatoes.


If you have any questions, look for my sunflower on Twitter (@modernmiagarden) or Facebook (Modern Mia Gardening). If all else fails, email me at modmia {at} gmail {dot} com. Please note: I do not accept unsolicited submissions for writing on this blog.  


Partnership/Disclosure Statement:  Occasionally I will have links to a product we use or posts about a product we are reviewing.  I am extremely selective and persnickety about these products.  I will give you fair warning at the top of the post about any reviews and be bluntly honest on my experience.  You will be the first to know if these products were given to me in exchange for writing or dug up on one of our many Tonka excavations.

Update to Disclosure Statement 2/2016:  Modern Mia Gardening is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This means that I will occasionally have links in my posts for products on Amazon. I will give you fair warning at the beginning of the post. If you choose to click through the link and make a purchase, thank you. You will not pay anything extra on Amazon for doing so. I will receive a very small percentage that will accumulate over time to help pay for keeping this blog going. And once every other blue moon have enough to buy a few more seeds and peat pellets.

Update to Disclosure Statement 7/2017: MMG has added a couple (and subtracted a couple) of new affiliate links to the right sidebar of the page. Just as with the Amazon links, you don’t pay anything extra for clicking and buying through the links provided.


  1. It’s a wonderful life isn’t it? I only have one chick left in the nest, but I’m enjoying every minute of her. Thank you Mia for reminding me what my life was once like. Tonka trucks indeed. I have four kids too, three girls and one boy.

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