What It’s Like to Be the Child of a Hoarder

What it's like to be the child of a hoarder

Imagine living in an ant hill, walking through trails barely wide enough to pass and finding a little pocket of space here and an empty chair there. If you were an ant, you might not mind, but if you’re a human being, it’s no fun. My mother was a hoarder. She was the kind of hoarder you’ve […]

How to Clean Stained Coffee or Tea Cups

How to clean stained coffee cups

Whether you’re a coffee drinker or a tea drinker, chances are you have a problem with stained mugs. I know I do. The dishwasher doesn’t get my mugs clean. A swipe of the dishrag doesn’t do it, either. There’s always a dark film, a shadow of tea left behind. My husband says I’m crazy, but […]

4 Simple Steps to Stress-Free Homemaking

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Are you a stressed-out homemaker (like me)? Don’t stay overwhelmed! I am doing a free e-course that is changing the way I approach my home: 4 Simple Steps to Stress-Free Homemaking! Are you tired of getting behind on laundry? Do you struggle to keep your kitchen clean? Does the dinner hour have you harried? If so, you […]

12 Ways to Promote a Healthier Home in the Winter

12 Ways to Promote a healthier home in the winter

I am proud to be a 3M-sponsored blogger, and as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate 3M products. Opinions are my own and additional products used in the project were selected by me. It’s sick season. We’ve had two colds pass through our home this winter already, and I’m sure more […]

One Dresser, Four Ways

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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 […]

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist: Getting Ready for Winter

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Fall is a time for family fun (what time isn’t?!), but there’s more to it than apple picking and pumpkin carving. Fall – while the weather is still warm – is the best time to get your home ready for the chill of winter. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detector and change its batteries. Replace your furnace […]