Stocking Up

8 Items to Stock Up {Preparing Your Home for Emergencies} @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Family Preparedness You can find the rest of the series here. I recently read a poll that suggested parents are doing very little to educate and prepare their families in the even of an emergency. And this info graphic shows what parents are or aren't doing to prepare. So, this week I'll be sharing ideas on how you can prepare your family for a crisis, national disaster, weather emergency, or economic collapse. Today, I'm sharing my Basic List of supplies to stock up on - because you just … [Read more...]

Square Foot Garden Planner

This free printable Square Foot Garden Planner will help you organize your garden this year! @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Are you planning your garden? This morning as I was thinking about planning the "grid" for my Square Foot Garden and decided to create some planner pages to help me in my nearly overwhelming task. [Tweet "Download this #FreePrintable Square Foot #Gardening #Planner:"] Printable Square Foot Garden Planner I created two different pages, so whether you have 4 x 4 or 4 x 8 raised beds, you will find a grid to help you plan. Plus, these garden planners co-ordinate perfectly with my "This is My … [Read more...]

Family Meals Around the Table {Day 28}

Family Meals Around the Table {how to do it and why they're important} @ AVirtuousWoman.org #mealtime

Family Meals are Important In the picture above, my son had come home from college {he's the one with the beard} and I can't tell you how special it was to me to have all of my kids around the table at the same time! There's just something wonderful about sitting around the table, eating good food, and enjoying good conversation and laughter. It brings a family closer together. Mealtimes don't have to be elaborate to be special - although I love cooking big meals! Whatever you're eating, … [Read more...]

The Daily Checklist {Day 25}

The Daily Checklist: Tangible proof you got something done! @ AVirtuousWoman.org #busymoms #getorganized

31 Days of Calm in My Chaos Some days you just need a pep talk. Checking off items on your to do list gives you that little pat on the back that helps you feel like you really have accomplished something. I can't count the days when, in the evening, I wonder what it was I did all day. When you use a To Do List and a Daily and Weekly Checklist for your chores, you have tangible proof that while the house may not be perfect, the floors may be sticky and you didn't squeeze in a shower - you … [Read more...]

31 Days of Calm: The TO DO List {Day 24}

How to Use a To Do List, plus a free printable Weekly To Do List for your This is My Life Planner @ AVirtuousWoman.org #busymoms #proverbs31

31 Days of Calm in My Chaos You'll find a great free printable To Do List at the end of this post that coordinates with my "This is My Life" Planners! But first... Tuesday, I shared with you how using a planner can reduce your stress. Today we're talking TO DO Lists. Obviously, if you're using a planner - especially one like my "This is My Life" Planner  that includes a daily chore list - you're probably already implementing the To Do List, and even if you haven't been using a planner, … [Read more...]