I love being a mom.

How to Raise Amazing Kids @ AVirtuousWoman.org

I love being a mom. I mean, I really love being a mom. Sometimes I’m afraid to shout it out because I don’t want other moms who are struggling with motherhood to think I’m judging them. It’s like a lot of the comments I get on my post, How to Structure the Day for a Toddler. Women are offended by my suggestions to be “present.” Or

The Back Up Plan for Photos and More

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Four years ago something devastating happened to me. I had stored all of my digital family photos for the last couple of years on my external hard drive. I should have had them stored in a second place because the external hard drive was stolen and I lost all of my photos. Talk about heart break! I learned my lesson. I needed to have a back

Cleaning the Stove {Day 35}

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  From Chaos to Calm: Day Thirty-Five Cleaning the Stove Scripture Memory: “So let us celebrate the festival, not by eating the old bread of wickedness and evil, but by eating the new bread of purity and truth.” 1 Corinthians 5:8 (NLT) Download the .pdf version of this article. Cleaning the Stove Top: Daily: 1. Begin cooking with a clean stove. 2. While cooking, wipe

Farmhouse Cornbread Muffins

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I grew up in Merriwether County, Georgia. Growing up in Georgia means I grew up eating the good stuff – beans and cornbread. This recipe was given to me by my kids Great, Great Grandma Carlisle. She was an amazing southern cook – simple food that made you feel good when you sat down to eat. She was a little old lady  and passed away

Cleaning the Kitchen Appliances {Day 34}

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Brief Update: I’m still in Nashville at the hospital with my sweet girl. She’s made some improvement, but it looks like we may be here for a few more days. I appreciate your continued prayers! She’s had a rough week, but she’s tough and hanging in there!     From Chaos to Calm: Day Thirty-Four Cleaning the Kitchen Appliances Scripture Memory: “He maketh the barren

Meal Planning, Groceries, and Busy Days

Meal Planning, Groceries, and Busy Days @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Sunday  afternoons are when I usually sit down with my meal planner and decide what we’re going to eat for the week. If it wasn’t for meal planning, I’d be lost come time for supper – or breakfast or lunch for that matter! Our schedule these days is busier than ever and it’s important to me that we still eat as many meals together as

Organizing Your Car

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PERK. All opinions are 100% mine. If you’re family is anything like ours, you probably spend a lot of time in your car. We spend hours every week driving. If you’re not careful, your car can get messy pretty fast. A few weeks ago I shared with you how we have always managed to

Begin Cleaning the Kitchen {Day 33}

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I have to apologize for not having this post up this morning. It’s been a long weekend. Saturday afternoon, my daughter Sarah called to tell me that she was headed to the emergency room. She was working the weekend at camp and had woke up that morning with pain in her abdomen and by afternoon it was so bad she couldn’t move. Her friend carried

Q& A: Finding Forgiveness & How to Forgive Yourself

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One of my readers left asked this question in regards to my post: The Past Hurts, and I thought it was such a great question, I wanted to share it with all of you. It’s often easier to forgive other people than it is to forgive ourselves of things we’ve done in the past – however distant. I know from my own experience with shame

The Sabbath Day {Day 32}

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From Chaos to Calm: Day Thirty-Two The Sabbath Day Scripture Memory: “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor