ABC’s of Summer Fun {M is for Marshmallows}

M is for Marshmallow {ABC's of Summer Fun} @ AVirtuousWoman.org

M is for Marshmallows You can find the rest of the series here. We have this fire pit in our front yard - it's nothing fancy. Just a few large rocks in a circle. And we have two picnic tables plus a toddler size picnic table to accommodate our large family. We have family gathers on a regular {often weekly} basis in our yard during the spring, summer, and fall. We love to break open a bag of marshmallows and let the kids roast them on our campfire . Of course, the adults get in on the … [Read more...]

Exploring the World After Dark

{30+ Ideas} Night Time Science for Kids @ UnitStudyIdeas.com

Night Time Science for Kids For you homeschool moms, I just wanted to let you know I have another post up on UnitStudyIdeas.com - Exploring the World After Dark: 30+ Night Time Science Ideas for Kids.... Lots of fun to be had! I mean, given the chance every child loves exploring the world around them, even at night! So, go check it out! … [Read more...]

Project Life: App Printing

Project Life App Printing Reveal @ AVirtuousWoman.org

  Catching Up on Project Life I started out the year full of excitement and full of hope that I would stay up to date on my Project Life Albums. I did really well for the first six weeks or so. And then a few weeks ago, I downloaded the Project Life App on my iPhone. Up until that point, I wasn't too keen on the idea of creating digital Project Life pages. I'm not sure why, but it just didn't appeal to me. But, when Becky Higgins {who I follow on Instagram} announced that the … [Read more...]

Why I Still Tuck My Teens in Bed at Night

Why I still tuck my teens in bed at night. @ AVirtuousWoman.org

When my oldest kids {the first three} were still little, bedtime was difficult to say the least. No one wanted to go to bed. What they wanted was me. Inevitably a lot of crying ensued. I was a young mom, and at that time I really looked forward to bedtime. I wanted some time to myself. There isn't really anything wrong with wanting some down time in the evening, so don't think that's what I'm saying. It's just that it was so frustrating for everyone involved. My oldest is 24 years old now. … [Read more...]

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...]