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Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s December 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  Trying to stay up-to-date and mix up your Christmas decor can get pricey. This DIY involves repurposing everyday items: tomato cages and flowerpots. Get ready to create…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s December 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  When the holidays roll around, there are two types of decorators.  Those who want the magazine worthy tree covered in themed colors and styles.  And those who…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s November 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  photos by Amanda Bowe Thanksgiving is at the end of the month and November becomes a month of thanks. What better time to show off the people you’re…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s September 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article and photos by Jessica Robbins One of my favorite memories with my Grandma was making play dough in her kitchen. She used to let me stir in the food coloring…(Read More)

Building a playground for your child is exciting for both adults and kids.  There is no other better way to bond than to help create something your child can enjoy for years to come.  There is no limit to what you can build: you can make a slide, monkey bars, tunnels, platforms to climb, and…(Read More)

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 and photos by Amanda Bowe Are you looking for ways to fill your blank walls? Skip the impersonal, big-box store options and go for something uniquely tailored to you…(Read More)

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 Jessica Robbins Nothing says “Summer Nights” like bonfires, backyard games, and s’mores! I’m always on the quest for fun projects to get my kids involved in. This…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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 and photos by Amanda Bowe What do you get for the man who has everything or the one who is difficult to buy for? Rather than hopping…(Read More)

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 and photos by TJ Wierenga Team Moms and Dads, those dedicated volunteers who give forth effort on a weekly and sometimes daily basis to take care of people issues and…(Read More)