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...]

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 you didn't intend to buy when you walked in. Like when you go shopping for a new green blouse to go with that skirt you love and you come out with three blouses, a pair of jeans, a … [Read more...]

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 family more. So much time is spent buying, organizing, cleaning, moving, carrying stuff. Things. Material possessions that have no eternal value. What do … [Read more...]