Billings Public Library Foundation’s Banned Book Scavenger Hunt

Billings Public Library Foundation’s Banned Book Scavenger Hunt

What better way to celebrate Banned Book week (September 25-30, 2017) than with a Banned Book Scavenger Hunt, put on by the Billings Public Library Foundation? The BPL Foundation aims to draw awareness to the importance of libraries and the freedom to read with this Scavenger Hunt for the community – with a Grand Prize […]

6 reading challenges to fight the summer slump

6 reading challenges to fight the summer slump

Okay, so we’re officially settled into the lazy days of summer, we’ve shaken off the end of school year hangover. (So to speak). Seriously, the level of done-ness that is May for the kids, teachers, and parents is incomparable. Settled into this new routine of summer fun though we may be, now it’s time to […]

Dear Dads…

Dear Dads…

Father’s Day is fast approaching and there are so many things I think of when I think about the men in my life who hold, and have held that title. I also can’t help but think about the dads who far too often carry the silent burden in the face of baby loss or fertility […]

End of school year family celebration ideas

End of school year family celebration ideas

Summer vacation has officially started for some, but for others, they’re still counting down the days to freedom. The school year is crazy busy and even though the “lazy days of summer” don’t necessarily include moms and dads as they continue heading to work every day, these summer months are decidedly more chill than those […]

Mom Perspective: Top 9 4th grade lessons learned

Mom Perspective: Top 9 4th grade lessons learned

It’s the last day of school, I’ve put my girl on the school bus for the last time this 2016-’17 school year. So we’re here, that time of year when this mama pulls together a list of the lessons learned throughout the school year. As we close out this chapter on 4th grade, I’m slightly […]

9 end of year teacher gift ideas

9 end of year teacher gift ideas

Teachers, they put in countless hours, share their knowledge and heart, making immeasurable differences in the lives of the students they encounter. For nine months, they are privy to all of the everyday goings on with our children. They see them at their best, their worst, and everything in between. As the end of the […]

The Talk: Not a one and done conversation

The Talk: Not a one and done conversation

“The Talk,” misleading in its singular form, is not a one and done conversation. In reality it’s a series of ongoing conversations that start with body/body safety talks when our children are small that move to what to expect when puberty rears its unpredictable head, to what parents typically think when they hear the words, […]

Celebrate Caramel Popcorn Day with this delicious recipe

Celebrate Caramel Popcorn Day with this delicious recipe

If I’m being honest, I don’t need a specific day to tell me (give me permission?) to enjoy caramel corn, but how utterly marvelous is it that April 7 has – somewhere along the way – been designated Caramel Popcorn Day?! Caramel corn has always been a big deal in my family. Huge. My whole […]

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