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

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

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

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

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

Menu Plan


Okay, so ordinarily, I post this on Monday. But I was busy. Speaking of busy… life has been especially busy. And my dishwasher’s been broken for like six months. I averaged TWO dishwasher cycles a day in my house. That’s a lot of dishes. Not to mention the pots and pans and mixing bowls. Anyway, I’m on a quest for really delicious one-pot meals/ crockpot

4th of July Menu Printable

Printable 4th of July Menu @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Today my family will be enjoying a picnic in our front yard, nestled in the trees and, of course, fire works tonight! You’ll love this printable 4th of July menu and recipes! #summer Click To Tweet 4th of July Menu You can print my Fourth of July Menu here. The recipes included in this menu are: Black Bean Burgers Grilled Corn with Cilantro Lime Butter

Menu Plan Monday

We’ve been sick with a nasty cold the last few days. Thankfully, I think we are on the tail end of it. Needless to say the last couple of days I haven’t done much cooking and menu planning made me really hungry. So, at 7:30 p.m. tonight I decided to get up and cook something yummy. Also, is it just me, or have you found

Menu Plan

Sometimes I really hate menu planning. I love to cook. I love to eat. I love feeding my sweet family food they love to eat. But sometimes actually coming up with what to eat is a real chore. Needless to say, menu planning is very helpful because it is even more of a chore to figure out what we are eating five minutes before everyone

Menu Plan Monday

Some things on my menu last week didn’t get cooked, but I did accomplish most of my menu plans. This week, I have a lot of produce that will go bad if I don’t get to everything! Breakfast S – Cereal with Soymilk M – Leftover Rice Pudding T – Oatmeal with Raisins and Walnuts W – English Muffins, Fried Eggs TH – Pancakes with