Gum in Your Hair

A blog for parents under the big sky.

Want to be someone new for a month?

April 27, 2018

    Want To Be Someone New For A Month? Written by Soren Kisiel Photos Amelia Anne Photography The hats are what grab my attention.…

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Footsteps for Prevention |  East Helena Hosts Second Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

April 11, 2018

April 28, 2018   When Tova Reddick-Starkel lost her 16-year old cousin, Brayden, to suicide more than two years ago, she and…

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Reach tourists and locals in The First Southwest Montana Family Travel Guide

March 28, 2018

A Montana Parent publication made widely available to families visiting southwest Montana and Yellowstone, Memorial Day through Labor Day (May - Sept 2018)…

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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 24, 2018

November 02, 2017

Start your holiday shopping early and hassle free at the Montana Parent 2017 Holiday Bazaar November 24, from 10 a.m.…

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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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