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 […]

2017 Easter Egg Hunts in Billings

2017 Easter Egg Hunts in Billings

This year Easter falls on April 16, 2017, and all kinds of fun and festivities are hopping into town as early as April 8! Grab the kiddos, baskets, and camera and head out to make some great memories. While you’re out and about delving into all things Easter and Easter Egg Hunting, use SFM’s hashtag […]

Fight the pout: Developing sportsmanship in our children

Fight the pout: Developing sportsmanship in our children

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s March 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Rebecca Stewart featured image by Hailey Maurer Photography Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines Sportsmanship as “Conduct becoming to one participating in a sport. (Fairness, respect for one’s opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing).” […]

‘This Is Us’ winter 2017 premiere

‘This Is Us’ winter 2017 premiere

Since its September 2016 series premiere, NBC’s This Is Us, has sucked viewers in with its unique, hitting-on-all-of-the-feels approach, and refused to let go. When the show aired its fall finale in early December, fans were traumatized when beloved character, Toby, collapsed in the midst of the Pearson family’s Christmas Eve celebrations. The episode closed […]

Family Fun Night: Get twister-y

Family Fun Night: Get twister-y

Get twister-y, you say? Oh yes, we’re inviting you to immerse yourselves in all things Twister in the name of family fun. For our first installment of January’s Family Fun Night ideas, as a nod to our hashtag of the month: #SFMFamilyMatters, we’re getting twisty with a recipe and a game (and maybe a movie, […]

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