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Lifelong sports: Being and staying active as a family

Lifelong sports: Being and staying active as a family

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 There are some sports that are just too hard on a body to be considered a “lifelong sport.” But then there are those lovelies that a person could theoretically do all […]

Family Fun Night: Get twister-y

Family Fun Night: Get twister-y

Get twister-y, you say? Oh yes, we’re inviting you to immerse yourselves in all things Twister in the name of family fun. For our first installment of January’s Family Fun Night ideas, as a nod to our hashtag of the month: #SFMFamilyMatters, we’re getting twisty with a recipe and a game (and maybe a movie, […]

Tips for doing a video interview with grandparents

Tips for doing a video interview with grandparents

With 2016’s Grandparents’ Day staring us in the face, I’ve been thinking a lot of my own grandparents and the things I wish I knew about them. Beyond that, though, I really wish I could hear their voices again. It’s been a long time…But before I go full Eeyore on us, let’s find a bright […]

Montana Day Trips: Spring Creek Campground

Montana Day Trips: Spring Creek Campground

Summer is going by quickly, as it always seems to do. Before you know it, fall will be upon us, bringing beautiful colors and colder days. Want to take a day to get away from it all (but not TOO far away), and enjoy the best of what Montana has to offer? One of the […]

Tips for keeping pets cool and comfortable during hot summer months

Tips for keeping pets cool and comfortable during hot summer months

Everyone loves summertime. (Or at least almost everyone. The jury’s still out on some stay-at-home parents. It may be more of a love-hate relationship. Wink.) Even our cuddly best friends (of the animal variety) love summertime. And who wouldn’t? But did you know that we could be putting our pets in danger if we aren’t […]

Day trips: Adventure is out there!

Day trips: Adventure is out there!

Now that school is out for the summer, let the family adventures begin! If you’re like me and my family, then you’re a big fan of the day trip. Nothing is more exhilarating than packing up your gear, hitting the road to get out into nature or just enjoying the world around us and exploring. […]

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 […]

Ready, set…#SFMgo! Get outside with SFM’s Geocache challenge

Ready, set…#SFMgo! Get outside with SFM’s Geocache challenge

Are you ready to get outside and have some fun as a family? Simply Family Magazine and Billings Parks & Rec invite you to get outside as a family and get Geocaching! To participate is simple (check out the step-by-step below). Registration is FREE and if you register by May 20 you’ll be eligible for […]

Family Fitness: Work and grow together

Family Fitness: Work and grow together

this blog is brought to you by guest contributor Zyana Morris, Health and Lifestyle blogger.  Exercise can be a family affair that teaches life-long skills promoting healthy practices and healthy lifestyle choices. Kids will model what they see in their parents, and if they are not going with you to the gym they simply won’t know that exercise […]

The new parents’ guide to handling visitors

The new parents’ guide to handling visitors

From the moment your bundle of joy finally arrives everyone, it seems, is eager to meet your baby. We are drawn to new life like a moth to flame.  Navigating through the post-baby visitor scenario can be quite tricky. One local Mom recalls having just had an emergency C-section and delivering her 6-week premature baby […]

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