Gum in Your Hair

A blog for parents under the big sky.

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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5th Annual Dodge Ball Tournament

March 09, 2017

5th Annual Dodge Ball Tournament  The funds raised will be given to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer      WHAT: Double elimination dodge…

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Keeping it Real - SOS

March 07, 2017

March Madness is in full swing at our house and the kids’ cabin fever has reached an all-time high. The winter…

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Halfway Closer to Dead

March 06, 2017

Halfway Closer To Dead, Katie’s follow-up album to the highly acclaimed I Didn’t F*ck It Up, is a feisty (and NSFW!) tour…

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Are All Your Barbies Blonde? 

March 01, 2017

Written by Jai Anderson   Current events in our country make it clear that the topic of race stirs up…

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Just Say No

February 22, 2017

Written by Eleanor Barker     It happens to every parent at some point: A well-meaning but nosy stranger weighs…

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