Our Goals for Homeschool Preschool This Year

Our homeschool preschool goals for our 3 year old. We keep it simple.

Failing to plan is planning to fail, right? I am a goals person. I love setting them, I love working on them, and I love chucking them when things change and the goals no longer fit.Meaning? I'm not married to my goals. They just keep me focused. And trust me, I can use all the help with focusing that I can get.So today, I'm talking about our goals for homeschool preschool this year. Oliver is three and is a high-energy, active boy. Translation? A lovable boy who is very much into anything that interests him ALL.THE.TIME. I'm hoping to help him focus his energy a bit more on productive activities. ;)Our Goals for Homeschool Preschool Oliver is a solid 3.5 years old as we start this homeschool year and is showing a LOT of … [Continue]

Redeeming Anxiety

Redeeming Anxiety - One simple change that made a big difference for me.

It's been a long not-quite-two years for me. After weaning our fourth child, my hormones took a dive and it has been a long, long uphill battle with panic attacks and ridiculous anxiety. My nights just weren't the same.I've since made my way to a routine that works well for me and my hormones are recovering. I haven't had a panic attack in a long time, and the most persistent issue of anxiety is slowly waning.Today I wanted to share one of the tricks I've found to be particularly helpful when I'm fighting anxiety and why I believe it is so effective for me.For me, anxiety usually hits at night when I'm trying to fall asleep. If I am not careful, it can creep into full on panic attack. I've figured out a bunch of physical … [Continue]

12 Books to Help You Take Better Pictures

12 Books to Help You Take Better Pictures

Cameras are everywhere these days. Most of us carry at least one around with us daily (camera phone, anyone?) and we likely have access to at least one other. Whether you have a point and shoot, a digital SLR, or an old-school film camera, chances are, you want to take better pictures.Today, I'm sharing a collection of books that have spent … [Continue]

Printable Homeschool Planner

Free Printable Homeschool Planner - over 12 pages with 2 cover options

Do you have a homeschool planner that you love? I'm kind of a planner junkie. This goes for just about any type of planner. I love them all. One day in June, I got this great, absolutely crazy idea to make a homeschool planner for myself because I couldn't quite find that "perfect" planner for this year.Here is what I was looking for in a … [Continue]

How to Save Links on Facebook

How to Save Links on Facebook - It's as easy as 1-2-3!

Have you ever had this happen? You are on Facebook and a friend shares a recipe that looks totally awesome, but you don't have time to pull it up and check it out now? Or have you ever shared a recipe to your Facebook wall to save it and then forget all about it?I have a solution that should help you...and it is right on Facebook. It is one of … [Continue]

Baby Wipes Aren’t Just For Babies

Baby Wipes Are Not Just for Babies!

Growing up, my Mom always carried a package of baby wipes in our vehicles. This was LONG after any of us kids were in diapers, though she obviously carried them with her when we were in diapers, too. When I was approached about a sponsored post for the Huggies "Because Kids Outgrow Diapers, Not Messes*" campaign, it felt like a good fit. Huggies … [Continue]

Strawberry Pistachio Gelato Sundae

Strawberry Pistachio Gelato Sundae (includes a recipe for a sugar free strawberry topping!)

Have you ever tried gelato? I hadn't until today. I am thankful to the folks over at Turkey Hill Dairy for sponsoring this post and introducing me to their new all natural gelato. My kids were pretty happy, too.We each chose different flavors and toppings, but today I am going to show you my 3-year-old's creation and a yummy recipe for a sugar … [Continue]

Little House on the Prairie is Back!

Little House on the Prairie is Back! | Vicki-Arnold.com

Growing up, one of my favorite things to read was the Little House book series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It was so fun imagining what it would be like to live on a prairie, in a log cabin, or even in a house in the ground!I don't remember when I first saw the Little House on the Prairie television show, but I loved it, too. I loved to not … [Continue]