Posts Posts by: "From the Pages"

Last week, I was at a grocery store that I frequent regularly. As I was enjoying my catch-up conversation with a lovely gal at the checkout, I noticed she looked past me and then smiled. I asked her why she smiled. She explained to me that a man had entered the grocery store, stopped…(Read More)

ONCE UPON A CRUISE… I caught the travel bug really early in my life. Actually, now that I think of it, I was probably born with it, inheriting it from my dad who is equally excited about exploring the world. There is so much I want to see and experience; yet things like work, money…(Read More)

Udon at Home


Montana winters often seem to take up three of the four seasons, and I still hear talk of the infamous June snowstorm that rudely interrupted a precious summer some years ago. When the cold mountain air sinks down into town and chills the bones of those of us who live here, I often find myself…(Read More)

A Swipe Away


My “ah ha” moment regarding my kids and technology came when I realized that if my kids were entertained by their bright, shiny new Kindles we purchased for Christmas, I could get more work done. Yes, I had a babysitter right under my nose! I could take additional clients, make dinner uninterrupted, and anywhere requiring…(Read More)

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 ways that you and I can show appreciation for what we have been given. We might help someone with a project, contribute finances, or we could buy a meal for…(Read More)

Have you ever heard of Lithuania? It would probably take you a minute to point to its exact location on a map. My recent trip home (Lithuania) brought that thought to my mind. How often do we rush to touristy, over-advertised spots and miss out on true gems? There are the places like Paris…(Read More)

Today, more than ever, teens are immersed in a technological culture that has a powerful grip on their time, their mental capacity, and their physical well-being. Mounting research suggests that the devices we thought would connect us may actually be causing harm. There is something so calming and pacifying about this magical device we…(Read More)

While summer has drawn to a close, the upcoming months are an excellent time to explore the great outdoors we call home. If hitting up one of the Treasure State’s spectacular National Parks, historical sites, or recreation areas are still on your wish list, it’s not too late to take a road trip…(Read More)

Let’s just say it: we all fear being stuck on a long flight with misbehaving children – yours or others. So nothing melts my heart more than receiving compliments from strangers about my children’s behavior on a flight. As parents, we survive by relying on each other for childrearing advice. Since our international family…(Read More)

The sun is shining, and the temperatures are rising. You’re ready to get on the trail. You’ve got the food, water, and other essentials in your daypack. The kids are as prepared as they’ll ever be. But, what about the dog? There are a few important things to know before taking your…(Read More)