Learning to Juggle It All… Again

Juggling a Crazy, Happy, Real Life @ AVirtuousWoman.org

I'll be honest. I've been struggling these last couple of months to juggle our busy, happy life. Just when I thought I was falling into a solid routine, our schedule changed. Again. Between kids in homeschool, kids in college,  orthodontist appointments, ice skating, multiple children in music lessons, choir practice, church, minister meetings, and blogging - life's been pretty crazy since the beginning of February! In the past, this kind of crazy schedule drove me crazy. I like routine - … [Read more...]

Ideas for Spring and Easter

Ideas to Celebrate Spring | A Virtuous Woman

I woke up this morning to sunshine... something that's been severely lacking in my neck of the woods... all winter long. And the weather. Oh, it feels like spring! I love spring time. My yard fills with blooms, we like to do school outside on blankets, we can enjoy riding the horses again. As Easter or (as I prefer to call it) Resurrection Day approaches, I thought it would be fun to share some great resources with you that you can use this Spring to celebrate all that He has done for … [Read more...]

Setting Goals & My One Word

Setting Goals {encouragement & motivation} @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Setting Goals Goal setting is important. That's why so many people set goals at the beginning of the year. The problem is that most of those goals tend to fall by the way side within just a few weeks of New Year's Day. In fact, according to Forbes.com, only 8% of people achieve their New Year's Resolutions. So, should we even bother with setting goals? I think so. I mean, if we never set goals, will we ever see major improvement in our lives? I talk a lot about re-evaluating my life. It's … [Read more...]

My Morning Alarm

Waking up to music that inspires your soul can help set the right tone for the day. @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Music in the Morning I'm sure I'm not the only one who uses my iPhone for my alarm clock. Every morning I wake up to this song by Moriah Peters and it just sets my mood in the right place. Do you have a favorite song you wake up to in the morning? Waking up early is so helpful for moms who want to find time to spend with the Lord without distractions. Not only that, but you'll find your days are more efficient. But, if you want to have a great day, you have to have a great attitude! Mom's … [Read more...]

Sharing Your Home: Hospitality

You don't have to have nice dishes, expensive food, or designer furniture. You do need to have a warm smile, an open heart, and a willingness to let go. @ AVirtuousWoman.org #ATimeToClean

A Time to Clean: Day 24 You can read the rest of the posts in this series here. Yesterday we talked about how homemaking isn't about perfection. And about how homemaking is about creating a space that feels like home. You know that feeling you get when you walk through the door of your home after being gone for a few days? Coming home is such a relief. Coming home everyday - even just after making a quick trip to Wal-Mart should make you feel good. It should make your husband and children … [Read more...]