Gum in Your Hair

A blog for parents under the big sky.

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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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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