Gum in Your Hair

A blog for parents under the big sky.

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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My Partner Is Passive Aggressive

July 26, 2016

  Written by Stacey Tompkins, MA, CIC   Do we know anyone until we live with them?    When my…

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Watch Your Mouth!

June 21, 2016

 Written by Shane Borrowman       Every once in a while, I realize that something I’ve been saying (maybe for years)…

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Montana Homestay is Looking for Host Families in the Gallatin Valley, Summer 2016

June 09, 2016

Montana Homestay is a locally owned company that began in December of 2012. Since that time, we have successfully placed…

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Our family has encountered its share of camping mishaps.

June 07, 2016

ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LEIGH RIPLEY An awning ripped from the camper during what felt like 70-mph winds. Five straight days…

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Big Sky Country State Fair - July 18th through 24th

June 01, 2016

July 18 -24, 2016 Monday-Tuesday:  Open all day, free to public  Wednesday-Saturday:  Noon - 10 p.m.   Sunday: Noon - 5…

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Grieving Suicide

May 20, 2016

On May 18, 2016 a 10th grader at Bozeman High School took his own life. Local therapist Sarah Webb graciously…

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On the Green Couch with Dr. Kelsch • Families Going Green

May 05, 2016

Written by Donna Kelsch   How does a family go green? Like everything else, with care and respect for our…

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Even the Smallest Person Can Make a Difference

May 04, 2016

WRITTEN BY LEIGH RIPLEY  I grew up in New Jersey in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Yes, the visual is amazing…

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Pet Pals - Heart of the Valley Offers Exciting Summer Camp Opportunity

April 26, 2016

Written by Sarah Carter   As you are crafting your child’s summer camp plans, consider sending them to the animal…

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Stop Being Busy

April 22, 2016

WRITTEN BY MICHAEL W. LEACH    For those of us fortunate to call Big Sky country home, it’s hard to…

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Best Mom Under the Big Sky - Entry deadline is May 7, 2016

April 21, 2016

  You’ve seen her. Hiking the M with a baby in her backpack while cheering on the weary toddler by…

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College Visiting Tips

April 21, 2016

WRITTEN BY MARY JO O’DONNELL  Are you getting ready to visit some colleges? Spring is a great time to tour…

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“Happiness is the Place Between Too Little and Too Much”

April 21, 2016

WRITTEN BY KRYSSA BOWMAN-WILMER    Do you have too much stuff?  What if I were to tell you that your…

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Keep the Pictures

April 13, 2016

I’m sentimental—the kind of sentimental that leads me to hang onto tiny bottles of sand after trips to the beach,…

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