Adventure Bag for Boys and Girls

Handmade Adventure Bags for Girls and Boys @ AVirtuousWoman.org

A Life of Adventure I remember when I was kid  I dreamed of living a life of adventure. Being shipwrecked like the Swiss Family Robinson, hunting for treasure like Indiana Jones, solving mysteries like Nancy Drew. As a girl, I loved tromping through the woods on our 12 acre homestead - my imagination wild with ideas of mystery and secrets. As an adult, the greatest adventure I've ever had was the All Girl, 24 mile, 4 Days Backpacking Trip in the Wilderness we took a couple of years ago. I … [Read more...]

Weeknight Family Meals & #ComfortFromHome

Weeknight Family Dinners @ AVirtuousWoman.org

This post brought to you by Marie Callender’s. The content and opinions expressed below are that of A Virtuous Woman. Weeknight Family Meals Family meal time should be about sharing laughter and good food with people you love. Most moms know that mealtimes are an important part of family life. Some days are really busy and it can be hard to find time to cook a delicious meal that pleases the whole family. My kids are growing up so fast! Between music lessons, ice skating lessons, … [Read more...]

10 Things You May {Not} Know About Me

Me, along with my three youngest girls. This picture was taken yesterday after Hannah's {wearing the white sweater} ice skating performance.

So, tomorrow morning, bright and early I'll be setting off for Greenville, South Carolina to attend this year's Allume Conference for women bloggers. This is my first year attending and I am so excited! I'll be sharing a room with three other bloggers I've never met before. I'll share more about my experience next week, but for now, I thought I'd share a little bit about myself. You can read even more about me here. 10 Things You May {Not} Know About Me 1. I'm an introvert. I have … [Read more...]

Family Game Night {Day 60}

How often do you have fun together as a family? {From Chaos to Calm: 15 Weeks to a Happy Home} Day 60 @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Photo Credit: John Morgan From Chaos to Calm: Day 60 Scripture Memory: “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:11 ESV How often do you have fun together as a family? In our house, games are a regular activity – in fact game nights are very often going on several nights a week. Talk about fun! While we are always very busy, night time is usually family … [Read more...]

The Blessing of Family Worship

For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come. Hebrews 13:14 NLT @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Sometimes when you've done something over and over for years it becomes routine. Worship can be like that. Even going to church can become routine. And although I've always enjoyed our family worship times... sometimes it can feel dull - routine - commonplace. This evening was not like that. It began like most evenings. We were busy. Too busy really. I was preparing to leave for the weekend - for a weekend women's retreat five hours from my home. I'd spent the day doing working on A … [Read more...]