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5 places in Billings to get your CREATIVE on

5 places in Billings to get your CREATIVE on

Looking for ways to unleash your inner artist? To perhaps perfect your natural ability to take a good photo, or learn a thing or two about painting? We all have a creative genius lurking within just trying to find its way out, and Billings offers some great resources to help get the creative juices flowing. […]

Expose, Educate, Elevate: Movement Montana

Expose, Educate, Elevate: Movement Montana

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 Brooke Wagner photos by Jana Graham Photography “Show the world you’ve got that fire…feel the rhythm getting louder. Show the room what you can do, prove to them you’ve got the moves. […]

25 ways to enrich your child’s education with exposure to the arts

25 ways to enrich your child’s education with exposure to the arts

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 Christina Katz If I have observed one thing after a decade of having a school-aged child, it’s that arts motivate kids to perform better in school. Sure, my daughter comes from an […]

15 things I’d tell my teen-aged self

15 things I’d tell my teen-aged self

If only I knew then what I know now… The notion of being able to go back in time and do some things differently is an intriguing one. Not all of us would want a do-over, but certainly all of us could have benefited from having the knowledge and life experiences we have now. What […]

A community-owned bookstore: This House of Books

A community-owned bookstore: This House of Books

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 Erica Shea photos courtesy of This House of Books When the long days of July have your family looking for a new place to escape the heat, head downtown to This House […]

Cook This: Watermelon Slushy

Cook This: Watermelon Slushy

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 and photos by Carole Davenport Recently, I had the opportunity to join a Dallas girlfriend for a springtime road trip. Through wildflower-strewn Texas hill country we meandered down back roads, and stopped at […]

July Change Challenge: Comparison Trap

July Change Challenge: Comparison Trap

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 Jamie Beeson I sat on her bed as she curled her hair in her bathroom around the corner. Her hair looks way better than mine.  Mine’s already flat.  She walked out in her […]

2017 4th of July Celebrations

2017 4th of July Celebrations

Food, family, friends, and fun: the ingredients to a perfect Fourth of July. On this day when we come together as a country, letting freedom ring with celebrations of all kinds, from parades and rodeos to magnificent fireworks shows; let us help you find the fun in Billings and beyond! 2017 4th of July Celebrations […]

Summer boredom busters

Summer boredom busters

Now that summer vacation is in full swing, you are probably starting to hear refrains of, “I’m SO bored!” or “There’s nothing to do!” How can we entertain the kids without breaking the bank or spending hours planning projects? Here are a few ideas to get those little ones off the couch and having fun… […]

Simple and delicious: Summer Broccoli Salad

Simple and delicious: Summer Broccoli Salad

This article originally appeared on MommaChef.com. It has been reprinted here with permission.  Looking for simple and tasty recipes for you and your family? Momma Chef features dozens of delicious dishes featuring no more than six ingredients and requiring no more than six minutes of prep time. This is a great recipe if you need a new fun […]