Hello Friends,

The world has changed a lot in the past few weeks. This global pandemic is unlike anything we’ve ever experienced, and while there’s no handbook to tell us exactly how everything will play out, the one thing we have right now is each other. And even as we focus on keeping our distance, it’s important to know that we’re all in this together.

Here at LWSL, we’ve always focused on providing the tools & resources to help you thrive at home, tips and ideas and guidance for how to live better, clean easier, and get dinner on the table faster.

And that’s why right now, in the midst of all this uncertainty, we want you to know that you don’t have to do it all, and you certainly don’t have to do it alone. In times of high stress, it’s natural for our fight or flight responses to take over, but the best and most important thing we can do for ourselves and our loved ones is to get grounded and work towards thriving… not just surviving

And thrive we will! Everything in this month’s issue is designed to help you navigate life at home with your family while making sure everyone continues to grow, develop, and flourish. 

We’ve gathered our best resources to address what wholesome foods you can make for your family on a budget, what to do as you find yourself suddenly needing to homeschool your kids, all while trying to stay active and productive. Join me as we commit to thriving in a world that feels just a little bit crazy right now!.

Finally, just know that you are much stronger and more resilient than you realize and we’ve got your back. 

With that in mind, be sure to grab our top free resources we’ve created for you: The Homeschool Planner, Stay Healthy and Thrive Guide, The Financial Rescue Pack and our 5 Ingredient Mini-Cookbook

And here’s what’s in this month’s issue to keep you thriving:

HOME 101

 If you’re headed to the grocery any time soon, be sure to give 10 Essential Pantry Staples a look before you do to get everything you need. Then, if you haven’t already, be sure to check out the simple yet powerful ways on How to Illness Proof Your Home. Next, get your home garden started a little earlier this year with How to Grow a Vegetable Garden: 7 Important Steps. Getting outside can help to calm the nerves, keep everyone busy and happily productive. But if the weather isn’t great, here are 21 of The Best Educational Resources for Kids at Home. These sites, activities, and apps are kid-tested and parent-approved!


When the family’s home it feels like someone’s always asking for food, so save time (and your sanity) in the kitchen with 14 Stockpile Recipes the Whole Family Will Love and 30 Meatless Recipes to Save You Time and Money—all excellent heat-up-and-go additions to your recipe arsenal. Get the kids helping in the kitchen with this Deliciously Easy Garlic Bread Pizza that can be whipped up in no time even if you’re low on flour! 


If there’s any worry about how to still maintain a healthful diet during this time, check out the 6 Best Tips for How to Eat Well on a Budget. If you’re looking for extracurricular work or are really curious about how to earn residual income, be sure to look over the 15 Smart Ways to Earn Money From Home. These 10 Simple Changes You Can Make Today to Save Money have proven to be really beneficial even over a short period of time.


If you feel like there are a hundred ping pong balls going off in your head trying to navigate life, work, and schooling the kids under quarantine, you have to grab our Stay Healthy and Thrive Guide, look over our Be More Productive While Working From Home tips, and even if you’re not a full-blown homeschooler, also grab our Homeschool Planner to help map out your days so you don’t feel so overwhelmed. And even though we’re choosing to thrive and not just survive, there are moments when thoughts take over so please be sure to check out How to Keep Going When You Feel Like Giving Up if that happens. These 48 Life Skills Everyone Should Learn are a must-read.

Finally, next week we’ll be introducing our brand new life management program, Living Well Academy. This incredible, life-changing course wasn’t supposed to launch until next fall, but after sending out a quick survey to find out where we can most serve your needs during this pandemic, it was clear that this is something we all need right now. Stay tuned for more details coming first thing Monday morning!

As always, I’d love to hear what articles have resonated most with you and how you and your family are thriving during this time of uncertainty! Feel free to reach out at ruth@ruthsoukup.com, or message me on Instagram!

With so much love to all of you, 

xoxo, Ruth


Here at LWSL, we’ve always focused on providing the tools & resources to help you thrive at home, tips and ideas and guidance for how to live better, clean easier, and get dinner on the table faster. So let us help you during this time of uncertainty to work towards thriving… not just surviving.


Ruth Soukup
Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people everywhere create a life they love by follwing their dreams and achieving their biggest goals. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared podcast, as well as the founder of Living Well Spending Less® and Elite Blog Academy®. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love, which was the inspiration for this book. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck, and 2 daughters Maggie & Annie.
Ruth Soukup