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The outdoorsy side of summer: Family camping

The outdoorsy side of summer: Family camping

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s April 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Rebecca Stewart Carving out solid family time can be a bit of a challenge during the school year. Okay, so the “lazy days of summer” are often not an actual thing, but having […]

Behind-the-Scenes of April’s Cook This column

Behind-the-Scenes of April’s Cook This column

It might be April now, with spring sprung and the sun making more regular appearances, but back when I was working on the Cook This column for SFM’s April issue, it was the last day of February. S’mores. In February. With well over a foot of crusty snow covering the patio fire pit, which left […]

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 […]

Ordinary Opportunity: Speak life

Ordinary Opportunity:  Speak life

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s March 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  written by Jamie Beeson featured photo by Beth Beeson It could’ve been called an ordinary day for me, but it certainly wasn’t ordinary…for her. She came into my office 75 pounds overweight, quiet and insecure, […]

Power of words

Power of words

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 Jamie Beeson Photo by Beth Beeson Words paint pictures. Most people agree there is power in the words spoken to us or the words we speak to others, but what about the power […]

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 […]