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Bless your sweet, over-protecting heart

Bless your sweet, over-protecting heart

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s September 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Rebecca Stewart Particularly in the early stages of parenting, some might say that moms can be…Just a touch, shall we say, control freakish when it comes to our children. Case in point: […]

Memory lane: Back to school shopping in the ’80s

Memory lane: Back to school shopping in the ’80s

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s August 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Rebecca Stewart Back to school shopping, such a special, bonding time between a mother and her children. The supplies, the clothes…It’s glorious. Especially when your kid wants to try zero of the […]

An ode to piano lessons

An ode to piano lessons

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s July 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Rebecca Stewart An ode to piano lessons I would if I could, but I can’t, so I won’t. I could’ve if I’d tried, but I didn’t so it’s done. “You’ll regret it,” […]

Dear Mom-to-Be…

Dear Mom-to-Be…

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 Rebecca Stewart When a woman becomes pregnant, it’s often a free-for-all of information. Whether solicited or not, friends, family, co-workers, random strangers in the store are all too-willing givers of the advice, […]

Behind-the-Scenes of April’s Cook This column

Behind-the-Scenes of April’s Cook This column

It might be April now, with spring sprung and the sun making more regular appearances, but back when I was working on the Cook This column for SFM’s April issue, it was the last day of February. S’mores. In February. With well over a foot of crusty snow covering the patio fire pit, which left […]

The art of surviving spring sports in Montana

The art of surviving spring sports in Montana

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 Fact: Spring begins on March 20. Truth: Montana weather is not known to abide by silly things like seasons. Reality: Adaptability is key for participants and spectators of “spring” sports in […]

The case of the missing filters

The case of the missing filters

Pulled from the pages of SFM’s November 2016 issue, check out the digital edition here!  It happened gradually over time, so people were less likely to notice. The thief was clever, I tell you. With keyboards in front of us and screens between us, it seemed as if people were given superpowers, and perhaps in […]

Resolutions for the New School Year

Resolutions for the New School Year

Ahhh, the start of a new school year. (Mommies and Daddies everywhere rejoice!) Not that I don’t love my children, because I obviously do, but this tired mama — with a newborn mind you — needs a little break. You feel me? Because I am a glutton for punishment, I put together this small list […]

Back to School: Batting a thousand

Back to School: Batting a thousand

This originally appeared in the pages of SFM’s August 2016 issue. Check out the digital edition, here!  We’ve done all the things, had all the fun, heard all the whining about much boredom and more hunger, and now it’s officially (well almost) time to bid adieu to the chillax-y relax-y, far less structured vibe of […]

Surviving three under age 4: 25 thoughts in 24 hours

Surviving three under age 4: 25 thoughts in 24 hours

I love my children. Honestly, I do. More than life itself. But sometimes, I have to question our decision (sanity) to have three precious darlings so close together — oh that’s right, baby number three was a surprise. A blessed surprise, but a surprise nonetheless. Most days are wonderful; some are insane. Almost every day […]

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