Family Adventures July 2015

The Ringstaff Family Adventures July 2015 @

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

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

The Perfect Mom

I Wanted to be the Perfect Mom @

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

S is for Scavenger Hunt

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

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

Learning to Be a Patient Mom @

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 @

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

The Disconnected Family @

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

Our Summer Schedule

Our Summer Schedule @

Our Summer Schedule In my book, summer is all about having fun and making memories. One of the reasons I love being a stay at home {work at home} mom is that I get to choose my own schedule. Since my husband is a pastor, his schedule is flexible, too. Well, having said that, I should point out that being a pastor is not all

Cleaning the Kids Bedrooms

How to Clean the Kids Rooms @

From Chaos to Calm: Day 67 Scripture Memory: “He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.” Psalm 113: 9 Cleaning the children’s rooms is similar to keeping your own room clean. Follow the same basic steps as listed in the “Caring for the Bedrooms” post. The trick to keep kids rooms neat is

The Kids Bedrooms

The Kids Bedrooms @

From Chaos to Calm: Day 66 The Kids Bedrooms Scripture Memory: “Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 18: 10 You can read the rest of this series here.  In my house, we have four bedrooms, three of