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Stress Less this Holiday Season

Music is streaming through stores, greenery and lights are sprinkled throughout town, and parties fill our calendars. But these icons, heralding the “most wonderful time…

Stephanie Hobby
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Gift Giving On a Budget

Christmas is here, ’tis the season to give with cheer. Have you made your list of teachers, friends, and family in need of a special…

Jessica Robbins
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'Home' for the Holidays

Photos by Kristin Hartzler Good Bones Childlike Joy Childlike joy manifests in many ways throughout the holiday season! One of the greatest places to create…

Stephanie Toews
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How to Plan Your Overseas Trip

Do you get impatient while reading travel blogs? Have you got a list of countries you’d like to visit? Well, it’s high time…

Guest Contributor
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Hands-on sensory ideas for littles

With all the talk of electronics and children – from not introducing them too early, to staying away from electronics entirely, or at the very…

Ashlynn Reynolds-Dyk
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Investing in Vacation Rentals

Short-term rental sites like Airbnb and VRBO have become wildly popular in the past decade or so, and for good reasons. They allow vacationers…

Stephanie Hobby
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Rustic Redefined

Wide Open Spaces In a world where space is getting harder and harder to come by, take a look at a home with plenty of…

Stephanie Toews
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Caring for Your Canine

We know the best ways to keep our bodies healthy are nutrition, exercise, and rest. The same goes for our pets. Yet, with so many…

Katie Backer
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The Art of Work-Life Balance

Things aren’t as they’ve always been in the workplace. The same technology that makes it easy to ping a co-worker with a…

Anna Rogers
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Thanksgiving Tablescape

I LOVE gathering around the dinner table talking, laughing, and enjoying loved one’s company. Thanksgiving has always been a holiday that I hold near…

Jessica Robbins
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Woman to Watch: Sandra Nasala

Do you remember daydreaming of being in the NBA or becoming president? For most, our childhood dreams were just that- dreams, for others, those dreams…

Katie Backer
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Choosing Charity

As the holidays approach, donations to charities start pouring in. Billings has thousands of charitable organizations, and one of the highest rates of nonprofits per…

Stephanie Hobby
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The Making of a Male Midwife

Look to the front lines of healthcare, and you will easily find an army of doctors, nurses, and medical professionals marching tirelessly into battle for…

Brooke Wagner
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Growing Gratitude in Our Children

The leaves are changing, the fall harvest is making its way to our tables, and the season of Thanksgiving is upon us. Displays of gratitude…

Stephanie Hobby
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When 'giving' is hard

He ran down the hall with excitement yelling, “I’ve got money!” He pulled his hand-painted “doggy” bank off the top of his dresser…

Jamie Beeson
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Giving Back with Grace

The idea of “giving back” to others often connotes service toward them. In fact, we might say that serving others is one of the primary…

From The Pages
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Be the Village for Our Community

When someone drops the line, “It takes a village,” they are generally referring to their own little universe and the people directly inside of it…

Rebecca Stewart
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Free family fun in November

The holidays have arrived…unless you shop at Costco or Hobby Lobby where the holidays started in August. The time is looming to plan our…

B Davis
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