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End of summer family fun

End of summer family fun

This weekend preview for August 18-20, 2017 is sponsored by RiverStone Health Though there are weeks left before summer officially fades into fall, we’re already at our last weekend before the 2017-’18 school year kicks off here in Billings. We’re here with both our weekend roundup, mixed with some ideas to make the most of […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Birthday wishes come true at The Birthday Suites

Birthday wishes come true at The Birthday Suites

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 Hannah Luedt photos courtesy of The Birthday Suites Birthday wishes start before the candles are lit and the owners of The Birthday Suites understand what it takes to have a memorable birthday experience. […]

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 […]

2017 Easter Egg Hunts in Billings

2017 Easter Egg Hunts in Billings

This year Easter falls on April 16, 2017, and all kinds of fun and festivities are hopping into town as early as April 8! Grab the kiddos, baskets, and camera and head out to make some great memories. While you’re out and about delving into all things Easter and Easter Egg Hunting, use SFM’s hashtag […]

Think big, start small: Billings builds a STEM community

Think big, start small: Billings builds a STEM community

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s March 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  by Dan Carter Sunshine dances across drifts of snow and ice; it’s a symphony of light and cold, and an opportunity to spark ingenuity. Outside in various areas around Billings, kids are building snowmen, forts, […]

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 […]

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