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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 […]

Summer Fun Bucket List

Summer Fun Bucket List

We heart Summer! And we’re pretty sure you guys do, too. (You know, once you get over the initial shock of having the kiddos home Every. Single. Day.) We thought it would be fun to put together a Summer Fun Bucket List (for the kiddos and the mamas and the papas) to help us savor […]

Mom’s top 8 3rd grade lessons learned

Mom’s top 8 3rd grade lessons learned

With that beautiful last day of school looming, it’s time again for this mama to reflect on the lessons I’ve learned this 3rd grade year (a tradition started back in kindergarten). This schoolyear was a bit of a rollercoaster ride for our girl, and every time my mama bear worries threatened to overwhelm, my husband […]

Teacher Gift Ideas: Make it Personal with a Monogram

Teacher Gift Ideas: Make it Personal with a Monogram

Summertime is practically upon us, which means that school is quickly coming to a close. Is it normal to feel both completely ecstatic and yet completely terrified all at the same time? I’m new to this “preschool mom” gig, and I have no earthly idea how I am going to keep my almost 4-year-old from […]