Spring Picnic Celebration

Spring Picnic Celebration @ AVirtuousWoman.org #easter #spring

I have a large family. I regularly feed 15 - 20 people and do most of the cooking myself! And on holidays there can be even more family. Because there are so many of us and especially since there are so many kids, I love to host our dinners outside in our front yard. Our yard is mostly front yard - the backyard overlooks the valley below. Anyway, during the spring, summer, and fall months if there weather is nice, you will often find us eating outside on our picnic tables. I'll set up two … [Read more...]

Sunday Planning & That Time I thought I Broke My Back

Sunday Planning & Goals {Intentional Homemaking #8} AVirtuousWoman.org

So Thursday was just like any other day. We had a full, hectic morning - doctor's appointments, music lessons, etc. By the time I got home, it was time to make lunch and then we got started on our homeschool. I'll say right now that last week didn't go exactly as I had envisioned. I should have realized that since we had appointments basically everyday that I would not get much else done than the very basics! Anyway back to Thursday... just before time to make supper my husband asked me if … [Read more...]

Meal Planning + Sundays at Home Link Up

Weekly Planning and Meal Plan @ AVirtuousWoman.org #thisismylifeplanner #planner #mealplanning

You'll find this week's Sundays at Home Link Up when you scroll down. Join me each week as we work to be intentional in our homemaking! Meal times are so important. Family meal times are about more than eating food to fuel our bodies - although that's important too. Families connect around the table. They are drawn closer to each other through conversation, food, and just being together. I love connecting with my kids around the table and I love feeding them food they love that's good for … [Read more...]

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 hope this list helps you in your menu planning. Print this list out and place in the Menu Planning section of your Household Notebook. For even more ideas: By the … [Read more...]

Free Thanksgiving Menu Planner

Photo Credit: Nikki Johnson

I wanted to share my Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu with you and my free Thanksgiving Menu Planner Printable. Did I just hear a collective gasp? A vegetarian Thanksgiving? Really? I became a vegetarian way back in November 1998 just before Thanksgiving. Yes, there was a time when I thought I could never give up meat altogether. I'm a southern bred girl. Give up fried chicken? Turkey and ham during the holidays? It's been fourteen years and I've never looked back. Anyway... so I wanted … [Read more...]