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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 […]

Alzheimer’s: Out of the shadows

Alzheimer’s: Out of the shadows

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s June 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Brooke Wagner It’s called “The Long Goodbye” and rightfully so. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior; much different than the gradual decline that can occur […]

5 things I learned from my dad

5 things I learned from my dad

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s June 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Jamie Beeson 5 things I learned from my dad Communication skills are important. I still remember standing at the counter in the kitchen phone to my ear, curly cord in my hand, and […]

Doulas: Tiny miracles, big job

Doulas: Tiny miracles, big job

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s May 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Erica Shea Jamie Canning does a big job for some pretty tiny people. She is a doula, and while her focus is on caring for a mother and family through pregnancy, birth, […]

10 benefits of summer camp

10 benefits of summer camp

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 Christa Melnyk Hines As 14 million children across the country head off to day and overnight camps this summer, they’ll return home with more than just a cute camp t-shirt. The summer camp experience […]

The Talk: Not a one and done conversation

The Talk: Not a one and done conversation

“The Talk,” misleading in its singular form, is not a one and done conversation. In reality it’s a series of ongoing conversations that start with body/body safety talks when our children are small that move to what to expect when puberty rears its unpredictable head, to what parents typically think when they hear the words, […]

Fight the pout: Developing sportsmanship in our children

Fight the pout: Developing sportsmanship in our children

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s March 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Rebecca Stewart featured image by Hailey Maurer Photography Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines Sportsmanship as “Conduct becoming to one participating in a sport. (Fairness, respect for one’s opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing).” […]

Think big, start small: Billings builds a STEM community

Think big, start small: Billings builds a STEM community

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s March 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  by Dan Carter Sunshine dances across drifts of snow and ice; it’s a symphony of light and cold, and an opportunity to spark ingenuity. Outside in various areas around Billings, kids are building snowmen, forts, […]

Perfection Infection

Perfection Infection

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, featured photo by Beth Beeson It’s rapidly spreading throughout America across all people groups and is not gender specific. It haunts all people of all social statuses and finds itself infecting […]

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