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Getting to know the Billings Career Center

Getting to know the Billings Career Center

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 photos courtesy of Billings Career Center Billings Career Center, we’ve heard of it, we’ve driven past it on Central Avenue, nestled in next to City College, though we’ve maybe mistaken […]

Opening the doors to Ben Steele Middle School

Opening the doors to Ben Steele Middle School

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 Brooke Wagner photos by Jana Graham Photography Joe Halligan never set out to become an educator. He didn’t spend his childhood days dreaming of the smell of chalk dust, anticipating classroom hours […]

Education: One size doesn’t fit all

Education: One size doesn’t fit all

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 Johanna Kennedy photos by Lily and Clara Kennedy One of the tremendous (and scary) duties we have as parents is being responsible for our children’s education. As their caregivers, we understand our kids more […]

Financial tips for independent young adults

Financial tips for independent young adults

Considering the expenses that you have already incurred as a student and the income that you are currently receiving from your job, achieving financial independence as a young adult can be extremely difficult. You would have to go through a lot just to get there. There are even some young adults who have to rely […]

Road Trip: Lewis & Clark Caverns

Road Trip: Lewis & Clark Caverns

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 & feature photos by Katie Backer Turn up the ‘80s pop and hit the road to explore our beautiful, Montana backyard. This summer, you may be trying to cram in one last adventure […]

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 […]

5 back to school outfit ideas

5 back to school outfit ideas

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s August 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  by Stephanie Toews photos by Jana Graham Photography Fall back into school in style with a few mix-and-match outfit ideas to inspire your stellar fashion sense! 5 Flawless Back to School Outfit Ideas

5 healthy back-to-school tips

5 healthy back-to-school tips

This post is brought to you by guest blogger, JBtheMom  The start of school is looming once again with August officially underway. While parents can do what they can to make sure that their kids are eating right and are getting enough exercise at home, they may not be able to guarantee this once classes begin. […]

6 tips to prepare kids’ mental readiness for back to school

6 tips to prepare kids’ mental readiness for back to school

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 TJ Wierenga Summer sure does seem to get shorter every year, and the end of August seems to be racing towards us faster than the pool at the end of the big slide […]

Beyond the butterflies: Recognizing anxiety in children

Beyond the butterflies: Recognizing anxiety in children

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 Erica Shea We were driving to my daughter’s first piano recital when she asked me if I ever got nervous before a performance. I could hear a little shake in her voice […]