{5 Steps} Quick Clean Up

From Chaos to Calm in Less that a Day {Quick Clean Up} | A Virtuous Woman

Today I'm sharing this post from a few years ago. Well, today is Sunday. Which for me, generally means, getting the house back in shape if I am behind - which, today I am very behind. We spent nearly everyday last week working in the garden/ yard. I'll share pictures of that later! I don't think I have ever worked so hard in my life! Well, physically, anyway. Thankfully I have no pulled muscles and seem to be no worse for the wear. I like being at home. Today it is raining - a true … [Read more...]

How to Stay Motivated at Home

How to Stay Motivated at Home @ AVirtuousWoman.org

How to Stay Motivated at Home If you and I are called to the ministry of homemaking and homemaking requires us to stay focused 365 days of the year {minus sick days and vacations}, how can we stay motivated without feeling discouraged or burn-out? It's easier to be a good homemaker if you feel happy. At least, I've found that when I'm feeling discouraged or depressed or tired, it's just harder to get going in the morning and it's harder to face the mundane chores day after day. [Tweet … [Read more...]

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...]