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Date night: Living your marriage intentionally

Date night: Living your marriage intentionally

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s February 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  by Rebecca Stewart Remember in the early days when there weren’t enough hours in the day to spend with the person you would ultimately commit to ride this rollercoaster of life with? At one […]

Experience the arts in Billings this weekend

Experience the arts in Billings this weekend

Well, Punxsutawney Phil has officially declared another 6 weeks of winter – big shocker here in Montana. For a winter that was a slow-starter, it has MORE than made up for its dilly-dallying. Regardless, let’s shake off the winter blues (dig out, whatever) and immerse ourselves in the arts this weekend. From taking in a […]

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” […]

Momma Chef’s Homemade Snow Cones

Momma Chef’s Homemade Snow Cones

Now that winter is in full swing, most kids are happily playing in the snow, while mom and dad are working on removing it. But here’s one (fun) way to get rid of the snow – eat it! Try my recipe for homemade “snow” cones. It’s made with real outdoor snow and homemade syrup that […]

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, […]

Hit the New Year running with BPL’s program, Running: Getting Started

Hit the New Year running with BPL’s program, Running: Getting Started

Have you always dreamed of being a runner, but don’t have a clue where to start? Been thinking it’s time to lace up those running shoes and start training for that 5k, 10k, half marathon you’ve been eyeballing? Or maybe you’re just thinking it’s time to get back to that exercise routine neglected and waiting […]

Your weekend in Billings: December 16-18, 2016

Your weekend in Billings: December 16-18, 2016

This weekend preview for December 16-18, 2016 is sponsored by RiverStone Health Just one weekend to go before Christmas, time to get the baking party started, finish up those shopping lists, and make some holiday memories. Unfortunately one of those holiday memories has a crummy weather/horrible temperatures cancellation notice attached to it: Bummer. A very […]

Finding November’s Magic

Finding November’s Magic

It’s official. We’ve made our way through the wave of pumpkin spice everything and we are cruising through November. So…November Magic? Admittedly, November might not be the month that gets all the glory in the end of year holiday season. It just doesn’t. It doesn’t have the candy of Halloween, the inherent glory of Christmas, […]

WELCOME to the SFM Snowball Fight challenge!

WELCOME to the SFM Snowball Fight challenge!

It’s that time of year again! Brrr! Let’s make this year a WINTER of KINDNESS!  How?  WE are starting a SNOWBALL FIGHT! WHAT IS IT? Get a printable version of the SFM Snowball of Kindness Challenge info sheet!  “Throw” a Snowball fight of KINDNESS!  Make it a GIANT snowball! Kindness Snowballs are formed out of layer […]