Gum in Your Hair

A blog for parents under the big sky.

Dr. A

May 24, 2017

  WRITTEN BY JULIE KLEINE “Choosing a dentist is choosing someone to be part of your child’s team,” says Bozeman’s…

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Notes From a Working Mom On the Road

May 16, 2017

  WRITTEN BY KATIE GOODMAN… AND SOREN KISIEL Well, another school year is winding down, and MOM IS TIRED. Anyone…

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Why adults need to watch “13 Reasons Why”

May 04, 2017

Why adults need to watch “13 Reasons Why”   Your kids are going to watch it.  Sure, maybe you forbid…

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Raising Teens:  Not for the Faint of Heart—Discovering “Us” Again

May 01, 2017

  Discovering “Us” Again WRITTEN BY JENNIFER ROBERTS   After 24 years of seeing me at my best moments, worst…

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How Dirty is Too Dirty?

April 24, 2017

  WRITTEN BY DANIEL CHAMPER, LCPC, INTERMOUNTAIN CLINICAL MANAGER OF SCHOOL BASED SERVICES   A quick internet search of the…

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Bonnie Jones—Family Life on the Ranch

April 19, 2017

WRITTEN BY REBECCA COLNAR | PHOTOS BY THE JONES FAMILY One of the aspects that defines agriculture is that it’s…

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Raising Teens: Not for the Faint of Heart - The Used Condom in the Dryer

April 11, 2017

WRITTEN BY JENNIFER ROBERTS I certainly suspected it was happening before I found it. He was dating after all. And…

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Wild Horse Island

April 10, 2017

ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY AMY HORNER Ah...the open road...do you hear it calling? Right about now, when the days are still…

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Staying Sane During Insane Moments:  What NOT to do During a Tantrum

March 30, 2017

WRITTEN BY SARA SILVA   Tantrums can be challenging, even in the best of circumstances. We all know how often…

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Raising Teens: Not for the Faint of Heart

March 28, 2017

WRITTEN BY JENNIFER ROBERTS Mama tribes are an amazing gift. They are the friendships that often form in childbirth classes,…

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Is He a She or She a He? Understanding Transgender

March 26, 2017

WRITTEN BY MARIE MITCHELL When Bruce Jenner became Caitlin in 2015, many were caught by surprise. Jenner’s struggles with gender identity, however,…

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The Road to Hell is Covered in Minivans

March 21, 2017

WRITTEN BY LELA DAVIDSON I don’t actually drive a minivan, but I know a lot of people who do. So…

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Boys Don’t Cry

March 21, 2017

  Adventures with Juveniles: Boys Don’t Cry WRITTEN BY EMILY DONAHOE Here’s an experiment: Ask any teenager at what age…

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Black & Jewish in Rural America

March 14, 2017

In 2013, while anticipating the adoption of our third child, we learned that he would be biracial. I was convinced…

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The Power of Adventures

March 13, 2017

ARTICLE  BY SAM CRITCHLOW When I was 13, I was sent to sleepaway camp – not unwillingly, but unwitting as to…

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