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As a parent, you know that bedtime can sometimes be difficult – for both you and the kids! For some reason, many children detest sleeping (FOMO?) and getting them to go to sleep can sometimes end up tiring you out as well. Worst case scenario, YOU fall asleep first and the kids delay their bedtime…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s February 2018 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  By Beth Hoover February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Statistics nationwide are disheartening. According to RAINN (the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network), 63,000 children are the…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s February 2018 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  There’s nothing more exciting than finding out that you are expecting; again. Along with the excitement may also come worries of, “How will I possibly love this baby…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s February 2018 issue.  Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article and photos by Erin James Whether cooking up something for your sweetheart or surprising your kids when they open their eyes, breakfast in bed is a great…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s February 2018 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  photo courtesy of Fledglings Nature Preschool Nature education and conservation have always been the heart and purpose of the Montana Audubon Center. But since 2014, the center has offered…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s February 2018 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  School should be an adventure in learning, and so should life. But if you have not taken the time to observe how your child learns best, your child might…(Read More)

As new moms, our days are filled with laughter and tears, marvel and despair, unconditional love and incomparable terror. We take up residency on an emotional rollercoaster, which raises us up to the ecstasy of: “Did she just smile at me? She did, she just SMILED at me!” before plummeting us back down to: “I…(Read More)

This guest blog is written by Trevor McDonald As parents, we want to shield our children from hurt and pain of any kind, but sending them off to school can leave us feeling powerless. Bullying causes immediate emotional damage, but it can lead to problems later in life too. Childhood bullying has been associated…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s January 2018 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  Talking about puberty can be well, awkward. And for an adolescent experiencing all the changes that come along with this transition, it can be pretty confusing. A quick internet…(Read More)