Ultimate Blog Party 2012

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

The Ultimate Blog Party is a week-long blog hopping carnival, sponsored by 5 Minutes for Mom.

Welcome to Feels Like Home!

I’m Tara.

I write this blog about living more fully – fully present, fully engaged, fully in every moment (even the ones that suck).

Let’s face it, who wants to me the mom who pays more attention to her phone than to her kids?

I do all the same things that you do. I cook. I mother. I clean. I garden. I make crafty projects. I am trying to lose weight forge a healthier lifestyle with my family. I give myself a belly ache eating jelly beans.

Oh, wait, you don’t do that?

I thought everyone did.

I homeschool one of my crazy children.

I’ll homeschool the other one, too, when she stops eating the school supplies.

I make money blogging, and I coach other bloggers how to do the same. I’d love to help you, too.

I hope you’ll stick around and read a bit while you’re here. Here’s more about me, about the things I want to do in my life, and my best posts from the last 5 years.

And here’s what we’ve been up to lately:

Make an Herb Terrarium

how to make a terrarium

Our Family Rules (and the rules according to my 4-year-old)


© 2012, Tara Ziegmont. All rights reserved.


  1. says

    tell Grace for me, that “butt naked” is a southern term and I’ve heard it used often, as for picking her butt rules, well, she is on her own on that! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  2. says

    Hi – I have come by via the UBP as well. It’s good to find you, and I am now following so that I don’t miss any updates. Love the pics of your chidlren! I’m off to have a look round the rest of your blog now. *waves*

  3. says

    Love it! Especially your little one eating the supplies 😉 We homeschool here as well and I do give myself a belly ache but it’s with the chewy sweet tarts this year. LOL Looking forward to more from your blog. Happy UBP12!

  4. says

    Hi…. I come for the party ^___^ I found your site from UBP 2012. Hope you come to my party post too, http://bit.ly/ubp2012. While you are there, feel free to enter our current giveaway (few of them in cash). Thank you.

    Juliana RW

    ps: cute photos of your children

  5. Jenn says

    Hi! Visiting from the UBP!! Ha I love your blog and your introduction about yourself. I would love to connect and network after the party! Hope you stop by and visit! Cheers!

  6. says

    Found you through the blog party! Looking forward to getting to know you through your posts and discover how you coach bloggers. Definitely going to check out your terrarium post, I’ve been wanting to do one for a while now and can’t wait to see how you did it for under $15! Glad I found you.

    ~ Ferly
    Gifts We Use {to grow, love and serve}

  7. Tereasa says

    Great party post! Love your crazy kid pictures. What sweeties they are! I look forward to following you and learning some of your blogging tips!

  8. says

    I had never thought of using herbs in a terrarium, but I think it’s a great idea your budget came up with!!! :)

    It’s been nice “meeting” you today,
    Alesha Kay

  9. says

    Hi Tara,

    I’m so happy to meet you via UBP2012! You have a beautiful family and I’m enjoying surfing around your blog to see all you have to offer. :) Looking forward to getting to know you better. Oh, and yes, I totally get a belly ache from eating too many jelly beans. And too much chocolate.

    {christiansupermom.com & unemployedfaith.com}

  10. says

    Just came over from the party~ Nice to meet you! Ouch — who wants to pay more attention to her phone than her kids? What about her computer? DOUBLE OUCH! My child is sleeping right now as I hop around.

    I hope you have an awesome party weekend!

  11. Mommy Teaches says

    Oh my word – the pictures are CUUUUUUTE!!! I am excited to have found your blog through UBP. I can’t wait to poke around a bit more.

  12. says

    Num num num. Nothing better than orange sharpie for a mid morning snack. Is it orange flavored? Your kids are too cute!! Stopping by for the party but staying as a new follower. Have a great day and HIDE THE SHARPIES before she eats them all num num num.

  13. Desirae R says

    Such adorable pictures! And that orange sharpie looks tasty! If I had to choose, I would choose orange too 😉

    Stopping by from UBP2012 and following :)

    Cheers, can’t wait to see more!

  14. says

    What a fun blog full of personality. Stopping by from UBP. I’m a grandma, and my first reaction to the school supply picture was “OH, NO! Thanks a sharpie. She’ll never get those marks out.” : ) God bless you!

  15. Becky @ From Ministry to Motherhood says

    I’ve been by before but just wanted to pop in and say hi as I make the rounds at the UBP!
    Love the pictures! So cute. :)
    Also love the terrarium. That looks incredibly fun! I may need to try it. :)

  16. says

    i love your party post!! i homeschool as well. LOVE how you said you’d homeschool your other when they stop eating the supplies. LOL isn’t that the truth? i have an 11 month old. hope you get a chance to stop over to see my corner of the blogosphere. party on!

  17. says

    Hi Tara,
    Visiting your blog from UBP. I’m a new blogger and can’t wait to read through yours, especially your coaching tips. Stop by and visit. Would love to hear what you think.

  18. TimeDogEmily says

    Hey Tara, Dropping by to say hello from the UBP12. Hope you are having a great time! Your children are adorable and love the shamrock glasses….to cute! Have fun at the party!!!

    -Emily, Timedog.com

  19. says

    Visiting from UBP 12. So nice to see your blog. I know I’ve seen you on twitter, but it’s nice to learn more about you.

    Do you use a plug in for commenters recent post to show on each comment? If so, which one?

    Thanks and look forward to reading more since I added you to my feeder.


  20. says

    Nice to meet you! (And when you figure out how to get your little one to stop eating pens would you let me know? My boy loves to chomp on purt near everything.)

  21. says

    Hello There!
    I am visiting from UBP12 and love the blog! Its so important live life fully ans these days with all the technology it hard! I also love that you coach other bloggers! I am new at this and would love some help! Drop by http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ when you have some time and give me some advice!!!! Nice to meet you! I will be following!


  22. says

    Love your blog! And love your posts! haha, some people never stop eating the school supplies! *guilty pen chewer!* I’m stopping over from UBP! Nice to “meet” you! :]

  23. Jennifer W says

    Hi, I’m a new follower from the Ultimate Blog Party. I’m enjoying looking around your blog, stop by and say Hi if you get some time. #UBP12
    I love the pics of your kids! They are so cute!

    Jennifer from Just
    and Just
    Wedeminute Reviews and Giveaways

  24. says

    Cute! I love your sense of humor. And we have a lot in common. If I were crossing thing off that list above I’d have to cross off cook. I’m not a fan of slaving in the kitchen but happy for me my hubby is glad to share. We work together on it. :)

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