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5 tips for NICU parents

5 tips for NICU parents

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 Katie Backer photo courtesy of Andrea Johnson A visit to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), whether expected or not, can take an emotional toll on parents. Oftentimes families can be caught off […]

What you need to know when choosing a swaddle for your baby

What you need to know when choosing a swaddle for your baby

Hindi Zeidman, founder of Ollie Swaddle—The Smarter Swaddle, is here with must-know tips on selecting the right swaddle for your baby. Plenty of evidence shows that swaddling, when used correctly, can be a tremendous way to promote safe sleeping. The Safe Sleep Guidelines from the American Association of Pediatrics are clear: swaddling helps to keep […]

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, […]

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 […]

Billings Baby Bistro: A mom-to-mom breastfeeding support group

Billings Baby Bistro: A mom-to-mom breastfeeding support group

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 Hannah Luedt, photo by Jana Graham Photography Having a child generates a magnitude of questions and fears for most soon-to-be parents. Of those questions, the topic of feeding baby is likely high on […]

The power of early education

The power of early education

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 Katie Backer “Knowledge is power”, or so it is said. There is growing evidence that suggests early childhood education is pivotal in a child’s life, thereby, in the development of our society. Nicholas […]

RSV and what to watch for

RSV and what to watch for

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 Angela Douglas Wintertime is great for building snowmen, sledding, and drinking hot cocoa. Unfortunately, the cold weather is also great for putting us under the weather. The dreaded cold and flu season tends […]

Baby shower gift: Handmade style

Baby shower gift: Handmade style

It’s arrived. The invite to the latest baby shower. Sure you could hit the stores, but there’s something extra special about putting the time, effort, and love into creating a handmade gift. Which is exactly what I want to share in this blog, how to make a super easy handmade baby shower gift because, honestly, […]

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