Gum in Your Hair

A blog for parents under the big sky.

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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Bringing up the Rear

June 07, 2017

ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY ELEANOR BARKER My family loves to hike. From near-daily jaunts up the M to more ambitious treks…

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Raising Teens: Not for the Faint of Heart—Damn You, Daisy Dukes!

June 06, 2017

WRITTEN BY JENNIFER ROBERTS   She is the center of her world. The baby and only girl, she has older brothers…

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Custom Car Shows

June 03, 2017

Written By JEFFREY CONGER   Local car shows are the best! Filled with nostalgia and candy-apple custom paint, car shows…

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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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