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Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup: Your Guide to the Perfect Thanksgiving Meal

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup: Your Guide to the Perfect Thanksgiving Meal

Thanksgiving. A food lover’s favorite time of year. Do you have your Thanksgiving menu finalized? Here’s what I’m planning to cook up… The Main Course: A Moist and Delicious Bird Let’s start with the big shebang! This recipe is adapted from delightfulemade.com. My mom always swore by her turkey brine — she said it was […]

Halloween safety tips

Halloween safety tips

Most children go trick-or-treating every year without incident, but I’m a mom who’s big on the ‘what if’ factor. So trying to anticipate those ‘what ifs’ is definitely a thing for me. And with Halloween right around the corner, it’s important that we’re having the conversations with our kiddos about a Halloween safety plan so they can have an evening […]

Fall Fun: 2016 Halloween Happenings in and around Billings

Fall Fun: 2016 Halloween Happenings in and around Billings

There’s no shortage of fun as Halloween comes howling into the Billings area, so get your ghosts and goblins ready, and mark those calendars as we take you through the incredible variety of a-maize-ing activities awaiting you this fall!  Pulled from the pages of SFM’s October issue, 2016 Halloween Happenings with **are new additions or *have been […]

Recipe: Homemade Pumpkin Poptarts

Recipe: Homemade Pumpkin Poptarts

Adapted from www.highheelsandgrills.com. Growing up, my mom was a bit of a health nut. We were basically clean eaters (lots of fruits and veggies, no processed foods) before eating clean was even cool. We almost never had junk food in the house, and I really didn’t know what fast food was until I got to […]

Tips for doing a video interview with grandparents

Tips for doing a video interview with grandparents

With 2016’s Grandparents’ Day staring us in the face, I’ve been thinking a lot of my own grandparents and the things I wish I knew about them. Beyond that, though, I really wish I could hear their voices again. It’s been a long time…But before I go full Eeyore on us, let’s find a bright […]

Deliciously Patriotic Brownie Ice Cream Sundaes

Deliciously Patriotic Brownie Ice Cream Sundaes

Adapted from www.awortheyread.com. Backyard Barbecues, neighborhood parades, fireworks with friends and family under the stars. What’s not to love about the Fourth of July? A time to remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms, and a chance to celebrate and make new memories summer after summer. Hashtag, all the patriotic feels. And […]

Dad Humor: There’s nothing quite like it

Dad Humor: There’s nothing quite like it

Dads. They have their own special brand of humor, don’t they? I don’t know if this is something that is innate or learned; if you have to have so many years of fatherhood under your belt before these lovely pearls, these dadisms come flowing readily off the tongue. Regardless, that dad humor is there, lurking […]

Your weekend in Billings: June 17-19, 2016

Your weekend in Billings: June 17-19, 2016

This weekend preview for June 17-19, 2016 is sponsored by RiverStone Health It’s Father’s Day weekend and all kinds of family fun activities – both indoors and out – await you in (and around) Billings, June 17-19. Before we dive all in on those events, though a few things you’re gonna want to know: It’s […]

2016 4th of July festivities: Billings and beyond

2016 4th of July festivities: Billings and beyond

Originally printed in the June 2016 issue of Simply Family Magazine It’s the day in which we come together as a country, unabashedly patriotic, and let freedom ring with celebrations of all kinds from parades and rodeos to magnificent fireworks. So pull out your red, white, and blue and let SFM help you plan for […]