My Summer Reading List Plus Other Resources

My Summer Reading List Plus Resources

Summer reading is in full swing around here. Today I am going to share some summer reading resources along with my summer reading list. Let's dig in!Every new year, I make a list of books I want to read in that year. Some years I read them all, others I barely finish one. The last couple years have been like the latter. I've been so busy with … [Continue]

How to Write Acrostic Poetry With Kids

Simple Acrostic Poetry with Kids

April is National Poetry Month and we've celebrated by reading poetry books so far. I decided to take it a step further and try writing some poetry. We are starting with acrostic poems and I'll tell you more about that in a minute, but first I want to talk about this project.I've partnered with Carla of Preschool Powol Packets as she has … [Continue]

12 Books About Gardening for Kids

12 Books About Gardening For Kids on Vicki-Arnold.com

Gardening is kind of a big deal around here. We work to make it work every year. Our kids are getting older and are more of a help with the maintenance a garden requires. They actually love to water the plants and work along side us...usually.This week for our alphabet activities, we read books about gardening. I'm going to share the picture … [Continue]

Why Should I Bother With a Garden? – 5 Quick Reasons

Why Should I Bother With a Garden? 5 Quick Reasons to Grow a Garden on Vicki-Arnold.com

Maybe I should have started the Beginner's Guide to Gardening series with this post. I've written some form of this post no less than three times in various places so I sometimes forget that I may have not written it here. Forgive me? Thanks, you're the best.We've been gardening for years and the romanticism of gardening has worn off. We know … [Continue]

31 Books About Flowers – F is for Flower

31 Books About Flowers - Art, Poetry, History, Science, and Picture books from Vicki-Arnold.com

Flowers are on our minds here, we are (im)patiently waiting to see our first spring flowers. Well, technically, I guess we've seen them, but crocuses will bloom in the snow, so they don't count. I'm waiting for the daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths.One of my favorite spring time traditions is to take photo of my Mom's daffodils and the rest of … [Continue]

The World of Christopher Robin – Poetry Book Giveaway

The World of Christopher Robin - a National Poetry Month giveaway!

To celebrate National Poetry Month, I decided to give away a copy of a lovely book I came across. You can also check out my post 12 Books for Kids to Celebrate National Poetry Month for some ideas of books to look for at your library. Now on to the giveaway!I am giving away a copy of The World of Christopher Robin: The Complete Poems of When We … [Continue]

12 Books for Kids to Celebrate National Poetry Month

12 Books for Kids to Celebrate National Poetry Month from Vicki-Arnold.com

April is National Poetry month, did you know that? That is actually one of the first things I learned when I started writing online. I've learned a lot over these last several years, some of it is even useful!To kick off National Poetry month here on the blog, I have a fun list of 12 poetry books for kids. Their parents just might enjoy … [Continue]

How to Save Money Feeding Your Family

How to Save Money Feeding Your Family from Vicki-Arnold.com

And no, this is not another gardening post. I will take the moment to say that growing your own food is the best money saving tip I have, but I've already covered that. So today we are talking strategies to feeding your family for $25 per person for a full week.That equates to $3.57 per person, per day. To break it down even further, $1 per … [Continue]