Gum in Your Hair

A blog for parents under the big sky.

Go stay in West Yellowstone!

March 01, 2018

Now that the Montana Parent March issue is off to press, I’m thinking back to a recent adventure to West Yellowstone with…

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Raising Teens: Not for the Faint of Heart • Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid

January 24, 2018

By Jennifer Roberts 100,000. This is how many times someone has offered me parenting advice or opinions over the last…

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Postpartum Anxiety and Depression:  One Mom’s Journey

January 06, 2018

WRITTEN BY: Sarah Wilson       I am writing to share my story of surviving postpartum anxiety and depression focusing…

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Editor’s Voice - January 2018

January 03, 2018

WRITTEN BY LEIGH RIPLEY   My editorial for our pregnancy and new baby issue gets harder and harder each year.…

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Save So They Can Dream

December 11, 2017

As parents, we all want two things for our children – happiness and success. And while you can’t buy either,…

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Let’s Play a Game

November 10, 2017

“LET’S PLAY A GAME,” is a phrase that brings smiles to so many faces. Games are a fundamental way for…

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Holiday Bazaar November 25, 2017

November 02, 2017

  Start your holiday shopping early and hassle free at the Montana Parent 2017 Holiday Bazaar November 25, from 10…

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The Family Business—Earth’s Treasures

September 13, 2017

  WRITTEN BY JULIE KLEINE One of Earth’s Treasures mottos is, “Come as a customer... leave as a friend.” On…

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Vivian’s Disappearing Caesar Bites

September 06, 2017

  Written by Leigh Ripley   My youngest, Vivian, is also known as ‘elbow deep’ due to her affinity for…

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Chili Beer Brats (or Hot Dogs, or Kielbasa)

August 30, 2017

Chili Beer Brats (or Hot Dogs, or Kielbasa)   Chili Olive Oil 2 pounds ground beef 1 onion, diced 4…

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Raising Teens: Not for the Faint of Heart—It’s OK to Let Your Child Fail

August 22, 2017

  WRITTEN BY JENNIFER ROBERTS   Falling is hard; those first tumbles when they begin walking or the scraped knees when…

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Stupid-Easy Camping Burgers

August 16, 2017

Stupid-Easy Camping Burgers with Sautéed Vidalia Onions and Mushrooms   Who wants to be prepping dinner when you’re camping? Especially…

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Bridger Children’s Dentistry

August 13, 2017

Written By Julie Kleine “Choosing a dentist is choosing someone to be part of your child’s team,” says Bozeman’s newest pediatric…

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Want Your Kids to Do Well in School? Get Them Outside!

August 08, 2017

Written by Elizabeth Green Parents instinctively know that outdoor play is good for children, but could the simple act of…

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Elmer’s Glue, What Did I Ever Do To You?

August 04, 2017

Written by Leigh Ripley   Is it me, or does the Elmer’s glitter glue commercial promoting slime feel like an…

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