Simple Steps to a Healthier Life

Simple (I Promise!) Steps to a Healthier Life - Vicki-Arnold.com

A friend says, "Hey, how are you doing?""I didn't sleep well last night, but I'm good."Another acquaintance asks, "How have you been?"You reply with a genuine smile, "Busy, tired, but who isn't?"You find memes about coffee and caffeine being your daily fuel to be all to relatable. I mean, they are funny, but it kind of concerns you that your body doesn't have the energy for your day without a stimulant like caffeine.Or your body is so sensitive to caffeine that a simple cup of coffee too late in the day will wreck your night of sleep with a panic attack.This has been the story of my life for the last few years. My 30's haven't been very kind to my body. Of course, I haven't really been all that kind to my body most … [Continue]

Books to Help You Teach Art in Your Homeschool Without Any Talent

How to Teach Art in Your Homeschool When You Have No Talent!

There are fewer things as daunting in homeschooling than teaching subjects you are not good at. In my experience, art and math seem to be the two biggest struggles for homeschool parents. I'm not touching on math today, but I think I can help you with the art thing a bit.Art is really a fun subject and one that most kids really get into. Below is a big list of books to help you teach art in your homeschool either by simply adding it to your other subjects or giving it its own space. But first, a little pep talk from me:Art is not an exact science like chemistry. You are not going to make something explode when you get something "wrong". In fact, mistakes can often make a piece of art more interesting. Here's the thing, your kid … [Continue]

Time Management Tips That Actually Work…

Time Management Tips That Actually Work

...unless you have your stuff together better than I do. Being horrible with time management is one of those flaws in my personality that drives various people nutso, chiefly myself. I've come along a bit in this and am not quite as horrible as I used to be, but still have a long way to go. I've been actively working on this and have found some … [Continue]

ABC’s of Homeschooling Through the Holidays – W is for Washi Tape

Homeschooling Through the Holidays - W is for Washi Tape

It is no secret that I love washi tape, right? Well, today I am taking that love to another blog. I wrote a fun post for Heather's ABC's of Homeschooling Through the Holidays series. I chose W for...wait for it....washi tape!I've put together a quick list of ideas for using washi tape for your holiday gift giving. The best part is, these are so … [Continue]

Kid-Made Washi Tape Ornament – Inspired by Paris: A Book of Shapes

Kid Made Washi Tape Ornaments - Inspired by the board book Paris: A Book of Shapes

My kids love to be crafty. Some more so than others, but occasionally I will hit on a project that they will sit and do for hours. These simple ornaments were just that for two of my four. The third is planning to make hers tomorrow. The fourth isn't very interested at this point, I need to find some Minecraft washi¬†tape or something.This … [Continue]

Fat Quarter Bag Tutorial

Fat quarter bag tutorial

I am so excited about today's post. For a long time here on the blog, my top posts have been my sewing tutorial round-ups. I love sewing. I'm not the greatest in the world at it, but I love it.I also really, really love to shop for fabric. That's probably my favorite part of any hobby really. I love all the possibilities. I love imaging all the … [Continue]

Talking to Kids About Sex – Awkward Parenting Moments

Talk to Your Kids About Sex - It doesn't have to be awkward. There is a great resource available to help walk parents through a biblical way to tackle the subject with their kids.

I promise this isn't going to be as awkward as it sounds. Or maybe it is, but that is kind of the point here. What am I blathering on about? Let me get straight to it.For many parents, talking to their kids about sex is one of those uncomfortable subjects that fall into a "necessary evil" category sort of thing. For others, it is no big deal. I … [Continue]

Gifts Kids Can Make

Gifts Kids Can Make

There are lots of reasons to make gifts for your holiday gift giving. Sometimes you can save money, I say sometimes because sometimes you can also spend way too much on fabric or other supplies. What? Is that just me?Making gifts means you can create something just for the person you are giving the gift to. You can make it in their favorite … [Continue]