Money Matters {Day 13}

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Yesterday I found myself thinking, “It’s been a long week – and it’s only Tuesday!” This morning I had to get up at 4 am and leave by 5 am to drive to Knoxville. After choir practice last night I just didn’t have it in me to get this post up early. Right now I’m sitting in the Toyota Service Center for a scheduled maintenance.

The Heart of Her Husband {Day 12}

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From Chaos to Calm: Day Twelve The Heart of Her Husband Scripture Memory: “The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.” Proverbs 31:11 You can download the .pdf version of this article here. Trust Trust is a powerful influence in our marriages. When we commit our lives to one man, we have made a

From Chaos to Calm: 2015 Challenge

From Chaos to Calm: 75 Day Challenge on AVirtuousWoman.org --- BEGINS Monday, August 10!!!

A number of years ago I wrote the series, From Chaos to Calm: 15 Weeks to a Happy Home. This 75 Day Devotional has been one of the most popular series on A Virtuous Woman. It’s been a while since we’ve done a daily challenge, and I thought this series was worth revisiting. From Chaos to Calm: 75 Day Challenge BEGINS Aug. 10!! Join me!

Family Adventures July 2015

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We have had a fantastic summer. July has been busy, but lots of fun. Lots of good memories! Some new things this month were Hannah and Laura started taking gymnastics – fun! There’s a local girl who’s teaching gymnastics and dance and Laura has been asking for a while to try gymnastics. I think it’s going to be really good for both the girls. I’m

The Perfect Mom

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I’ve always wanted to be the perfect mom. And the perfect wife. Really, I’d love to be a perfect person! Unfortunately, I’m not a perfect anything. For years my expectations for myself were incredibly high. It didn’t matter how many obligations I had. I was going to cook three delicious meals everyday, for 7 people or more. I was going to make homemade bread several times

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

S is for Scavenger Hunt

{ABC's of Summer Fun} S is for Scavenger Hunt @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your kids this summer? Or maybe with a group of kids? Scavenger hunts are exciting for kids of all ages. It’s kind of like a treasure hunt. I love doing nature scavenger hunts with my kids, but I think it’d be a lot of fun to try some different themes! S is for Scavenger Hunt

How to Become a Patient Mom

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Learning to Be a Patient Mom This question was asked in response to my post: Provoke Not Your Children, part of the From Chaos to Calm series. I though it was a great question, so I wanted to share my response with you below. Q: Thank you so much for the reminder!!! I tend to get nit picky and I have one daughter in particular that

R is for Reading Challenge

R is for Reading Challenge @ AVirtuousWoman.org

R is for Reading Challenge I am so thankful that all of my kids love to read books. I didn’t love reading books until I was about 12 years old, but from the time I first fell in love with books I never stopped. And it was a summer reading challenge program that first gave me a love for reading! Today I’m sharing a great list

The Disconnected Family

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From Chaos to Calm: Day 72 You can read the rest of this series here. Scripture Memory: We all make many mistakes, but those who control their tongues can also control themselves in every other way. James 3:2 A few weeks ago, I was on facebook and noticed a “status” on a friend’s page that went something like this: Family time: Mom’s on iphone, daughter’s