125+ Healthy Lunch Box Ideas {Printable List}

125+ Healthy Lunch Box Ideas {a printable list} | A Virtuous Woman #lunchbox #backtoschool

  These are foods my own children love! I believe in exposing children to a wide variety of tastes and textures. Lunch time can be difficult. It’s easy to get in a rut. I homeschool my children, and I have found that if I “pack” their lunches the night before or first thing in the morning that I save time during our school day. I

Homeschooling with Amazon Prime

Homeschooling with Amazon Prime @ AVirtuousWoman.org

There are a number of reasons I love being an Amazon Prime member. I shop on Amazon almost every week. The money I save each week on shipping more than pays for my membership fee. I even regularly purchase 25 pound bags of organic spelt flour and get free two day shipping! I buy a lot of the books we use for homeschooling on Amazon –

Save Money on Laundry Products {Without Using Coupons}

Save Money on Laundry Products Without Using Coupons @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Learn How to Save Money Everyday on Laundry Products Laundry is a fact of life that most of us would rather forget about. It’s easy to toss a jug of laundry detergent or fabric softener in the cart without checking prices, but this is one area where being frugal really pays. While it might seem like it’s only a few dollars here or pennies there,

ABC’s of Summer Fun {N is for National Parks}

N is for National Parks @ AVirtuousWoman.org

ABC’s of Summer Fun Over the years our family has enjoyed visiting many national parks around the country. We have plans to visit several this summer! On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant established Yellowstone National Park as the country’s first national park, but the National Park Service did not come into existence until 1916. Without a doubt, National Parks are one of America’s

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

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

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

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

Buying Less, Making Do

Use it up, wear it out; make it do, or do without. {A Time to Clean: 30 Day Challenge} @ AVirtuousWoman.org #ATimeToClean #declutter

A Time to Clean: Day 18 You can read the rest of the posts in this series here. The idea that Less is More is a good one, don’t you think? The problem comes when we don’t actually put the principle into practice. Hmm, that could apply to a lot of things! It’s so easy to  come out of a store with bags of things

Less Really is More

Having less stuff means having more time for life. @ AVirtuousWoman.org #ATimeToClean #declutter

  A Time to Clean: Day 13 You can read the rest of the posts in this series here. “I wish I’d had more had more stuff, more things, and more money,” said no one ever as they breathed their last breath. No, most people thinking back on their life will have wished they’d spent more moments living life to the fullest and loving their