Self-Reliance – TheFreeDictionary.com defines this as: “Reliance on one’s own capabilities, judgment, or resources; independence.”

As women we have to be self-reliant for so many different reasons.  During World War II our grandfathers were sent off to fight, this required our grandmothers to start relying on themselves.  The bills still had to be paid and a household still had to run.  In addition to the normal responsibilities of a women back in those days, the war effort also needed women.  Many women took jobs in factories that produced munitions and war supplies.

Time moved on and other reasons required women to be self-reliant, such as the death of a husband.  As of late, divorce rates have skyrocketed leaving women once again to be self-reliant.

The goal of this site  is provide ideas, thoughts and encouragement on how to be self-reliant, aware and confident.  We plan to include videos and guest posts from both men and women.  To complement this site we also have a YouTube channel and would appreciate if you would subscribe to that.

Topics will be wide, from day-to-day survival, you know the type, laundry, grocery shopping, meal planning, budgeting and more.  It will also include the not so normal girl stuff like mowing the lawn, unclogging a toilet, changing the oil in the car, and the like. Plus, how to be self-reliant in case of disasters like hurricane’s or other unexpected emergencies….yep, you have got to prepare if you are going to be self-reliant.

Who is Prudence?

She is a Christian lady, a shepherdess not a sheep. A certified life coach and Dave Ramsey certified money management coach. She firmly believe that all women should have a special man in their life, however, not all of us do, either from death of a spouse, divorce or just unlucky in love. Her goal is to coach, mentor and encourage you to be strong, confident, prepared and able to take care of yourself, family and friends in all types of situations. Posts are written in hopes that you, will be a shepherdess to those around you, the person that others come to in a time of trouble. She will touch on things like;  disaster planning, finances, job loss, safety, security, do-it-yourself projects around the house and more, all to help you be better prepared and confident.

Ladies,  we are masters in many things in life and service…we get tired and overwhelmed…..this site is to encourage you and remind you that you are not alone especially in your lowest times.

Above all else, the key to self-reliance is full reliance on Jesus Christ.

With Faith in HIM,

and Always Vigil

Prudence ~~


  1. Steve
    January 2, 2014 @ 1:25 pm

    Hi Prudence,
    Just linked over here from PrepperWebsite(dot)com. Your site name hit me in an odd way – my mother’s name was Prudence and one of her brothers was named Virgil (Vigil with an “r”). Thought you might get a chuckle from that.
    Great site!
    Steve K.

    • Prudence
      January 3, 2014 @ 7:45 am

      Hi Steve, wow isn’t that something! Thanks for reading and the compliment! Glad you found us through PrepperWebsite, Todd does a great job over there! Please keep coming back to VigilPrudence, and give us a follow on Twitter.com/VigilPrudence.