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Free Printable Lunchbox Notes

Free Printable Lunchbox Notes

Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday we were celebrating the last day of school? And now, here we are, settling into the back to school routine, enjoying our first long weekend of the new school year. (Thank you Labor Day weekend)! As we fall back into our school year rhythms, we thought now would be […]

Back to School Block Party with Anti-Bullying Rally

Back to School Block Party with Anti-Bullying Rally

The countdown to back to school is on, and with a new school year comes fresh starts and new beginnings. In an effort to get teens in the Billings area and beyond ready for the school year and to get things started on a positive note, Rimrock Mall is hosting a Back to School Block […]

‘Bee’ For Real: Did you know?

‘Bee’ For Real: Did you know?

In the July 2015 issue of Simply Family Magazine the pages were all a-buzz with the honeybee 4-1-1. From beekeepers to telling the difference between bees and wasps and providing tips for helping children overcome their fear of stinging insects, Simply TJ really got the honey flowing. Now she’s back with more buzzworthy bee facts and as […]

Kids and Money: Teaching Financial Responsibility

Kids and Money: Teaching Financial Responsibility

Money management is one of the most important life skills parents can help to develop in their children. Starting off with good habits for spending, saving, and giving will provide your kids with a foundation for financial success that will serve them their whole lives. If you haven’t talked to your kids about money management, […]

Customizable Clipboard Chore Chart and Free Printables

Customizable Clipboard Chore Chart and Free Printables

The school year is quickly coming to a close. As kids are filled with excitement and anticipation, mom’s everywhere are anxiously wondering how in the world are we going to make it through? I’m certain we will need to keep some kind of structure in our homes and chore charts are one way we can […]

Cooking From the Pantry, part 1

Cooking From the Pantry, part 1

One of the most killer items on any household budget is that innocuous-sounding little entry entitled: Groceries. The ever-increasing price of a carton of eggs and a gallon of milk aside, what really starts blowing zeros into that particular line item are the “everyone is starving, I’ve got one hour to get us fed, grab […]

Play with a Purpose: Educational Play

Play with a Purpose: Educational Play

With each passing day, the long summer months creep ever closer (however unlikely that seems with the snow that greeted us this morning…). You may already be wondering, what the heck am I supposed to do with these adorable little monsters all summer long to keep them happy, while still maintaining a shred of sanity? […]

Tips and Tricks for Avoiding Meal Time Chaos

Tips and Tricks for Avoiding Meal Time Chaos

I haven’t always been good at meal planning. There have been many nights (more than I care to admit) in which I’ve realized I had nothing planned for dinner, minutes before my husband walked in the door. He is a real meat-and-potatoes kind of guy, and would be perfectly content to eat steak, double cheeseburgers, […]

Free Printable: Emergency Contact Safety Sheet

Free Printable: Emergency Contact Safety Sheet

Put safety at the top of the list in your family with this free printable Emergency Contact Safety Sheet. Have your kiddos color the page, then sit down to fill in the information together! Whether it’s information you need to have on hand for the babysitter, for the kiddos, or yourself it’s important information to […]

Kitchen Garden Primer series … Easy-Peasy Garden Building!

Kitchen Garden Primer series … Easy-Peasy Garden Building!

  Forget the tiller… loud and violent, belching gasoline smoke and pollution while you wrestle your planned garden spot into submission. Wrenched muscles and headaches. There is a much better way! Or, as Garden Nerds like to call it, a Mulch better way. J   My favorite garden-bed-building method is referred to as the Lasagna […]