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6 tips to prepare kids’ mental readiness for back to school

6 tips to prepare kids’ mental readiness for back to school

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s August 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by TJ Wierenga Summer sure does seem to get shorter every year, and the end of August seems to be racing towards us faster than the pool at the end of the big slide […]

DIY outdoor tic-tac-toe game

DIY outdoor tic-tac-toe game

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s July 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Jessica Robbins Nothing says “Summer Nights” like bonfires, backyard games, and s’mores! I’m always on the quest for fun projects to get my kids involved in. This DIY, outdoor, tic-tac-toe game is […]

5 simple ways to get outdoors with baby this summer

5 simple ways to get outdoors with baby this summer

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s July 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Angela Douglas featured photo by Jana Graham Photography When you have a newborn or infant at home, it’s pretty easy to become extremely content in your air-conditioned living room. After all, everything […]

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, […]

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