Gum in Your Hair

A blog for parents under the big sky.

Editor’s Voice—January 2017—A Baby isn’t the only thing that comes with parenthood

January 04, 2017

So too comes a new, beehive-like social hierarchy, for which absolutely no one prepares a first-time mom. Suddenly, you are…

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December 16, 2016

Using a combination of US Department of Agriculture grants and Federal tax incentives, Owenhouse ACE recently installed Bozeman’s largest commercial…

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Raising A Special Child

December 09, 2016

The phone rang, it was my wife Chavie, I knew she was calling with an update, but it was not…

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Use Your Tax Return to Give the Gift of Higher Education

December 02, 2016

  Higher education is the key to helping children move toward their future dreams and goals. That’s why it is…

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Broken Man

November 17, 2016

by Shane Borrowman   Fun isn’t very interesting.  Not the way I write it.  In two previous posts (linked here…

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Editor’s Voice—November 2016—Holidays

November 02, 2016

Written by LEIGH RIPLEY Just as Clark Griswold marinated in delusions of perfection, I find myself conjuring Norman Rockwell as…

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October 24, 2016

  Achieve Montana is a 529 college savings plan designed specifically for tax benefits now, and college savings for the…

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Now that school and extracurricular activities are in full swing, so is my refrigerator door.

October 05, 2016

editor’s voice  WRITTEN BY LEIGH RIPLEY   Now that school and extracurricular activities are in full swing, so is my…

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Haunted House of Phobias October 28 & 29, 2016

September 20, 2016

  Ask anyone who’s ever been through Anderson School’s famous yearly Haunted House and every single one of them will…

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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS’ 2016 BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE - 25 Years of Bowling for Gallatin County Kids

August 23, 2016

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County is looking for businesses, organizations, and individuals to participate in its annual Bowl…

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Family Vacation: The Rest of the Way to Disneyland, Part Two

August 03, 2016

  Note: The first leg of this family vacation from July of 2016 is detailed in an earlier post.  As…

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Live Red-Tail Hawk to be Released at Montana Raptor Conservation Center’s Family Fun Day

August 02, 2016

  The Montana Raptor Conservation Center (MRCC) will release a Red-Tail Hawk into the wild at its annual Family Fun…

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Editor’s Voice - August 2016—one of the reasons i celebrate back to school

August 02, 2016

  ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LEIGH RIPLEY  I’ve written about my office space before. It’s not actually an office; it’s…

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Family Vacation: Driving to Disneyland, Part One

August 01, 2016

  By Shane Borrowman   Note: In July of 2016, my family took its first vacation in three or four…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Launches 30 MENtors in 30 Days Campaign: Mission Possible

July 26, 2016

  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County is celebrating the month of August 2016 with a campaign to recruit…

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