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We are finishing up our 17th year of homeschooling. 17 years. That's a long time. I definitely have my favorite books and curriculums... One thing I'd say most homeschool families share is a love for books. Good books. And starting the new school year with new books, new curriculum... is sort of like an adventure just waiting to happen. So, in light of the fact that I'm maybe now what people would call a veteran homeschooler... {gosh, I feel old} I wanted to let you know about the … [Read more...]

Saving Money at the Grocery Store

LOTS of ideas for saving money on groceries!

Tips for Saving Money at the Grocery Store In our house, saving money is not an option. It's either sink or swim! Living on a pastor's salary is not easy unless you implement some great money saving strategies. Grocery Shopping is one item in our budget that is flexible - meaning we can spend less if we need or want to. So here are a few tips we use each month when grocery shopping to get the most for our money. [Tweet "Check out these great #tips for saving money at the grocery store. … [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...]

Q & A: How to Earn Money as a SAHM

10 Ways to Make Money as a Stay at Home Mom @ AVirtuousWoman.org #sahm #wahm

Q: My husband and I recently started a class called Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey. He is a phenomenal guy and this class has really helped us. We are on a budget, we don’t fuss about finances nearly as much and we even have money saved. My only difficulty is staying within a $200 grocery budget for a family of 5. We live in NJ and its expensive to live here. Do you have any resources as to what a SAHM could do to help bring more money into the home? - Lisa A: Hi Lisa! I love … [Read more...]

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...]