Pregnancy & Birth

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Postpartum Depression – Facts you need to know now

Postpartum Depression – Facts you need to know now

this guest post is brought to you by Elizabeth, pre and postnatal exercise specialist and natural childbirth educator The gray cloud that looms over many mothers is not talked about often enough.  Postpartum depression effects up to 20% of mothers in the US and up to 40% of women in developing countries, and the consequences […]

Granite Express Grand Opening Celebration

Granite Express Grand Opening Celebration

Granite Health + Fitness is rolling out the red carpet (so to speak) and inviting the community to come check out their new location, Granite Express (15 Avanta Way, Suite B) for its Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, September 17. The Open House will run from 8-11am. What to Expect!  FREE Giveaway Item (while supplies last) Signup for […]

Tips for keeping baby cool and comfortable during hot summer months

Tips for keeping baby cool and comfortable during hot summer months

Believe it or not, babies and summertime can coexist — you just have to know what you are doing. Keeping baby safe from the sun’s harmful rays is of the utmost importance. Keeping baby cool and comfortable is equally as important. Not only for baby, but also for your own sanity. Have you ever attempted […]

Preparing for baby (girl) number three

Preparing for baby (girl) number three

Here we are. Less than two months away from becoming a family of five. In case you are wondering, we did not plan it this way. Baby Brooklyn Olivia will be our biggest and best surprise. For exactly one month we will have three children (three girls mind you) under the age of four. We […]

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