Author Archives: Tara Ziegmont

Children and Presents – We can count these as blessings too!

Children and Presents – We can count these as blessings too!

Christmas gift-giving is really hard for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love presents. I love thinking about presents, buying presents, wrapping presents, and watching my kids open their presents. The joy on my kids’ faces is palpable on Christmas morning, and I love making them happy almost more than anything in the world. I

How to Start Conversations About Jesus with Kids

Conversations about Jesus: Get Inspired Conversations about Jesus are important to have when you’re children are growing up and starting to understand their faith. Even though my daughters are 6 and almost 10, we got a copy of the adorable board book My Jesus Bible a few weeks ago, and we have been reading through

Resurrection Eggs – Telling the Easter Story

Resurrection eggs have been around for years as a way to teach children the meaning of Easter. While there are many Christian stores that sell resurrection egg kits, I’ve found that making them on your own is fairly easy if you have the time and resources. Resurrection eggs are like an advent calendar for Easter,

3 Simple Tips for Navigating Advent with Children

Advent begins this week for Christians around the world, but do you really know what Advent is? Advent is the season of waiting for Christmas. It begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, and it ends of Christmas Eve. Many people simplify by celebrating Advent from December 1 to 24. No matter when you observe

9 Brave Ways for Kids to Diffuse Conflicts

About seventy-five times a day, my kids devolve into fights, bickering, and taunting— over Barbies, over books, over kittens, and even sometimes over who looked at whom wrong. It happens. I think all kids have conflicts with other kids, especially with siblings. The first key to handling children’s squabbling is to not ignore it. As

Teaching Kids God’s Never-Ending, All-Consuming Love

“I hate you!” My almost-8-year-old daughter’s refrain rings from the hallway as she stomps to her bedroom. I call after her, “I love you now and I’ll always love you.” That’s my refrain. Getting our kids to understand the enormity of God’s never-ending, all-consuming love can be a challenge, especially when we can’t quite grasp

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