Gum in Your Hair

A blog for parents under the big sky.

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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What’s For Dinner Wednesday? Chef’s Salad!

August 02, 2017

Too hot too cook and you need a hot dog and hamburger break? Whip up a Chef"S Salad bar.  …

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Keeping it Real • Falling Apart and Then Back Together

August 02, 2017

Written by Blair Fjeseth   It's the fourth time today that I've tiredly stood in front of the microwave, blankly…

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Toasted Sesame Ginger Salad

July 19, 2017

  Toasted Sesame Ginger Dressing: ¼ cup toasted sesame oil ¼ cup peanut oil 1/3 cup rice vinegar ¼ cup…

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Grilled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

July 12, 2017

*Brine the chicken if you have the prep time (it’s so worth it in the end) In a large stockpot, combine 3/4…

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Pregnancy from the Other Side

June 28, 2017

WRITTEN BY ALI SCHWEITZER As I enter my third trimester, it’s getting harder and harder to find a comfortable position, and…

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Adolescents and Autonomy

June 20, 2017

  WRITTEN BY KATIE TRAVIS   If it feels like your child has been moving away from you from the moment…

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Alive at Five - Downtown Helena

June 19, 2017

This summer Helena welcomes back Alive @ Five: a concert series that takes place every Wednesday during the months of June, July…

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Keeping it Real—Happy Father’s Day

June 14, 2017

WRITTEN BY BLAIR FJESETH Last night I watched as my husband and oldest son pretended our couch was a boat surrounded by…

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