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Teacher Gift Ideas: Make it Personal with a Monogram

Teacher Gift Ideas: Make it Personal with a Monogram

Summertime is practically upon us, which means that school is quickly coming to a close. Is it normal to feel both completely ecstatic and yet completely terrified all at the same time? I’m new to this “preschool mom” gig, and I have no earthly idea how I am going to keep my almost 4-year-old from […]

Teacher Appreciation Gift: Summer Sun Beach Tote

Teacher Appreciation Gift: Summer Sun Beach Tote

The end of the school year is quickly approaching and it has me thinking about how endlessly grateful I am for those who teach my children! Theirs is a job I don’t envy and can honestly say I’m not equipped for. The patience, persistence, encouragement and joy for lifelong learning they are instilling in my […]

Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event coming to Billings

Every day, at least 6,200 children die from hunger or hunger-related causes around the world Sage Homeschool Co-op is hosting a Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event, and you’re invited to get hands-on with this incredible opportunity to give back. Held in MetraPark’s Montana Pavilion on May 20 and 21, 2016, the goal is to […]

Earth Day DIY: Reclaimed Bath Tub Shelf

Earth Day DIY: Reclaimed Bath Tub Shelf

Not all DIY projects are complicated and drawn out; that would be pretty daunting.  If you’re a bath lover and in need of a quick project this Earth Day (or any day, really), this reclaimed wood bath caddy is right up your alley. DIY: Reclaimed Bath Tub Shelf To create a shelf to hold soap, […]

Influenza: Your questions answered

Influenza: Your questions answered

this guest blog is brought to you by Dr. Megan Littlefield, Medical Director, RiverStone Health While the flu season overall has been fairly mild in Montana, last week brought a tragic reminder that influenza is a serious illness that can be deadly.  During the week of April 3-8, two young children and one adult in Yellowstone […]

DIY Bird Feeder

DIY Bird Feeder

This quick and easy bird feeder uses stale bread (in this case, a sourdough English muffin), nut butter (here I use Birdalicious Bark Butter ®), bird seed blend, and twisty ties! Nothing could be simpler, and your fine feathered friends will appreciate the nutritious snack! Keep scrolling to the end for a schedule of local […]

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, […]

Tips and tricks for taming the tantrum

Tips and tricks for taming the tantrum

Oh, the dreaded toddler tantrum. Bless our sweet little mama (and daddy) hearts. One minute little Johnny Junior is as happy as can be — and then in the blink of an eye, he’s on the floor howling and screaming and pounding his chubby little fists as if all you-know-what had broken loose. Because you […]

The Goal of Childbirth: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

The Goal of Childbirth: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

this guest blog is brought to you by Pamela Templeton, MD, doctor at Billings OB-GYN Associates Birth is a team sport, which requires many players. Mom is the team captain. Dad is the coach. The fetus is, of course, the star player and the team of nurses and doctors run defense in one of nature’s […]

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