One Dresser, Four Ways

sauder-dresser-review-games

A few months ago, I showed you the new Sauder dresser I ordered online. Above is what it looks like on the Sauder website, not what it looks like at the Ziegmont home. It started out in our playroom, full of stuffed animals and other toys. But we got the girls a huge bunk bed and […]

The Best Games for Elementary School Kids

The Best Games for Elementary School Kids

  Elementary school kids need to play games. They need to play games because games reinforce math and reading concepts, reasoning and analytical skills, and good sportsmanship. Not to mention that games are just plain fun. We all need to have fun and play just for the sake of playing. (Brené Brown talks about this […]

The Best Games for Preschoolers

The Best Games for Preschoolers

We are a game playing family. It took Grace a few years to catch on to taking turns and good sportsmanship, but then no kid grows understanding those innately. Allie is a little better at this age than Grace was, but she still needs a lot of encouragement and sometimes walks away in the middle […]

Apple Taste Test Activity: An Elementary Math & Science Lesson

Apple Taste Test Activity - Elementary Math & Science Lesson

There is one variety of apple that I always know I love. It’s called the Honeycrisp. All the other varieties of apples, though? I’m a little fuzzy as to which I like and which I don’t and which I should get for what purpose. I hate a soft, dry apple. My mom bought apples like […]

How to Make Thanksgiving Dinner – Easier

your best thanksgiving ever!

You can host an excellent Thanksgiving meal and spend time with your guests. Really, you can! Whether you have a lot of cooking experience or none at all, you will be able to follow my instructions, plan, and host a relaxed, traditional, Thanksgiving dinner. Does the idea of hosting Thanksgiving leave you completely overwhelmed? Are […]

Childhood Anxiety, Drugs, and Faith

children with anxiety disorders

Grace has a diagnosed anxiety disorder. Someone told me recently, “Don’t we all?” and that made me bristle. No, we don’t all have what Grace has. I hesitated to write and publish this post because of Grace’s privacy. I don’t want her someday to be upset that I shared her personal struggle. On the other […]

I Eat Downstairs

how I lost to my 3-year-old

I was sitting in the dining room eating my lunch when Allie came to the table. “I eat downstairs,” she said, grabbing the edge of her plate with two hands. “No, you eat at the table,” I said. “I be careful,” she said. I put a finger on the opposite corner of the plate, preventing it […]

The Importance of One-on-One Time with Your Kids

The importance of one-on-one time with kids

I spend 15 minutes in devoted one-on-one time with each of my kids each day. We call it Momma-Gracie or Momma-Allie time. It’s special. I don’t allow interruptions of our special time together. No phone calls, no emails, no tv. Not even Joe can butt in. It’s time set apart to nurture my children’s hearts, […]

Childhood Memories and Hoss’s Hossome Burger Fest

Hoss's Salad Bar Review

When I was a little girl, we never went out to eat. Well, never unless you count eating at Old Grandma’s house which we did pretty much every day. But going to a restaurant, even to a fast food joint? There was no money for such luxuries. I do remember one restaurant, though, and I […]

Teaching Your Kids About Fire Safety with Sparky the Fire Dog

Teaching Fire Safety with Sparky the Fire Dog

Do your kids know what to do in case of a house fire? Do you? I’m sorry to say that my I’ve never taught my kids what to do. I’ve always assumed that I’d have time to give them instructions if the need arose. The truth is that’s not always the case. The National Fire […]

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