It’s hard being the baby of the family.

It's hard being the "baby" of the family. @ AVirtuousWoman.org

I have five kids of my own. They range in ages - nicely spaced, if I do say so - as of right now, my son is 24, and my girls are 20, 18, 14, and 11. I am so thankful they all get along pretty well and seem to have a close relationship with each other. We love to play games together, go hiking together, and camping together. In fact, we do most things together. Well, my two oldest are gone from home most of the time these days, but we still love doing things together. Since we have … [Read more...]

The Big List of Ideas for Gardening with Kids

The Big List of Ideas for Gardening with Kids @ AVirtuousWoman.org

I've never had a spectacular garden. But I work at it every year. And some years the garden has looked wonderful! Despite the fact that I'm not a master gardener and I still have a lot to learn, I still love working with my kids in the garden. My kids are getting older. The youngest is 11 years old already! This week, now that the snow has melted away and the ground has warmed up a bit, we started preparing our raised beds for seeds, starting with Alaska Peas. It's an exciting time and my … [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...]

Family Worship with Little Ones

How to Have Family Worship with Your Little Ones @ AVirtuousWoman.org

I received the following question on my post, The Blessings of Family Worship, and thought it was such a great question that I should share my answer with all of you! How to Have Family Worship with Little Ones Q: This sounds so beautiful and what I hope for my family. But I am just not sure how to do family worship right now. My son is only 1 1/2 and only says 5 words. I’m not sure how to engage him in this. What tips do you have for doing family worship with really little kids? [Tweet "Learn … [Read more...]

Spring Picnic Celebration

Spring Picnic Celebration @ AVirtuousWoman.org #easter #spring

I have a large family. I regularly feed 15 - 20 people and do most of the cooking myself! And on holidays there can be even more family. Because there are so many of us and especially since there are so many kids, I love to host our dinners outside in our front yard. Our yard is mostly front yard - the backyard overlooks the valley below. Anyway, during the spring, summer, and fall months if there weather is nice, you will often find us eating outside on our picnic tables. I'll set up two … [Read more...]