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Summer boredom busters

Summer boredom busters

Now that summer vacation is in full swing, you are probably starting to hear refrains of, “I’m SO bored!” or “There’s nothing to do!” How can we entertain the kids without breaking the bank or spending hours planning projects? Here are a few ideas to get those little ones off the couch and having fun… […]

Birthday Party Roundup

Birthday Party Roundup

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s June 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  Our comprehensive directory includes everything you need to plan your next celebration, all in one convenient place. With something for all ages and stages, this guide will make organizing your next soiree a piece of […]

End of school year family celebration ideas

End of school year family celebration ideas

Summer vacation has officially started for some, but for others, they’re still counting down the days to freedom. The school year is crazy busy and even though the “lazy days of summer” don’t necessarily include moms and dads as they continue heading to work every day, these summer months are decidedly more chill than those […]

Child Development: Play

Child Development: Play

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s April 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  by Hannah Luedt Over the last year, The Art of Play (605 North 24th St W #1) has been providing the community with child development experiences. Owners Jessica Tuck and Jennifer Owen,  share positive stories […]

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” […]

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, […]

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 […]

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