No regret Super Bowl snacks

No regret Super Bowl snacks

Typically the Super Bowl rivals Thanksgiving Day itself as a high-calorie, high-intake day… which is only compounded if your team doesn’t win! #NotMySuperBowl Let’s face it, nobody is going to buy into Zucchini Fries or Lettuce Wrapped White Beans when the testosterone is flowing and cheering is wild and unrestrained. So rather than completely smashing […]

Sled Ahead: Billings’ Best Sledding Spots

Sled Ahead: Billings’ Best Sledding Spots

Winters like this one, snowy and cold, tend to result in one of two reactions. Parents groan, thinking about shoveling out driveways and sidewalks, and kids are overjoyed with the prospect of Heavy Sledding Ahead! Billings is home to several good sledding hills, and sleds fly off the shelves of hardware, feed, and “big box” […]

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce and Noodles

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce and Noodles

DIY Ravioli: A Family Experience originally appeared in SFM’s September 2016 issue, get that recipe, here. Following are Candi’s recipes for Spaghetti Sauce with Italian Sausage, Homemade All-Purpose Italian Egg Noodles, and Gluten-free Egg Noodles. Spending time in the kitchen with Mom and Grandma used to be a rite of passage for girls growing up. […]

5 easiest edibles to start from seed

5 easiest edibles to start from seed

These fantastic vegetables are super easy to plant and grow; even your children can grow a successful garden! They are practically guaranteed to turn even “black thumbs” green! 5 easiest edibles to start from seed:  #5 Lettuce – Far more than the ubiquitous, watery iceberg balls found in the grocery store, home-grown lettuces include butterheads, […]

Disconnecting to Reconnect

Disconnecting to Reconnect

In late October of 2015, my family made a radical decision. Some people scoffed at our naiveté, some approved, and some thought the whole thing ridiculous. The journey was challenging, and the results shocked us. Sunday mornings, our family is at church, and the solid friendships, good conversation, and faith building that happens during that […]

‘Bee’ For Real: Did you know?

‘Bee’ For Real: Did you know?

In the July 2015 issue of Simply Family Magazine the pages were all a-buzz with the honeybee 4-1-1. From beekeepers to telling the difference between bees and wasps and providing tips for helping children overcome their fear of stinging insects, Simply TJ really got the honey flowing. Now she’s back with more buzzworthy bee facts and as […]

Change the Story: The Compassion Experience Coming to Billings

Potential. The word itself is compelling with possibilities… now apply it to a child’s life. As parents we pour our hearts, hands, time, attention, finances and thousands upon thousands of dreams into the lives of our kids. Not only are children the next generation, the future leaders, the doers, the movers and the shakers in […]

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