Gum in Your Hair

A blog for parents under the big sky.

Severe Food Allergies Meet International Travel

May 22, 2019

:: WRITTEN BY CARLY WYNN :: How to Travel when the Only Safe Food is the Food you Prepare Yourself. Let’s cut…

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Adventures in Tidyinghood: Spring in Montana

May 06, 2019

:: WRITTEN BY JESSICA  GEARY-CECOTTI :: While technically this is not an actual Konmari category, I think Montanans know exactly…

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The Teen Period Party

April 26, 2019

:: WRITTEN BY RHIANNA WEAVER :: I remember the first time I got my period; I was petrified. Although I knew…

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EDITOR’S VOICE

April 15, 2019

:: EDITORIAL BY LEIGH RIPLEY :: My oldest is a full-blown teenager. She’s driving. She’s managing her own school, athletic…

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Adventures in Tidyinghood: Children’s Books

April 01, 2019

:: WRITTEN BY JESSICA GEARY-CECOTTI :: Hello to all my Tidions (tidying minions). I hope your decluttering is going as…

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Dumbo Rock, The Flying Elephant Found in Limestone

March 26, 2019

:: WRITTEN BY PATTI ALBRECHT :: As parents, we all have a worry meter that can go from mild to craaa-zy…

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Editor’s Voice

March 05, 2019

:: EDITORIAL AND PHOTOS BY LEIGH RIPLEY :: One of my daughter’s friends was at our house recently, lamenting that her…

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Adventures in Tidyinghood: Toys

February 26, 2019

:: WRITTEN BY JESSICA GEARY-CECOTTI :: I want to start by giving you all a quick update on my clothing…

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Choosing the Right rug for your Child’s Bedroom

February 11, 2019

Choosing the right rug for your child’s bedroom can sometimes seem very difficult, what with the startling array of choices,…

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Editor’s Voice

February 05, 2019

:: EDITORIAL AND PHOTOS BY LEIGH RIPLEY :: For the past year I have been helping out a friend by watching…

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Adventures in Tidyinghood: Kid’s Clothing

January 28, 2019

:: WRITTEN BY JESSICA GEARY-CECOTTI :: I’m sure by now if you haven’t read Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of…

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Do it yourself Acupressure for Labor and Delivery

January 21, 2019

:: WRITTEN BY RHIANNA WEAVER :: Hello mommas and happy New Year! In celebration of the current issue of Montana Parent, I…

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PURGE rhymes with VERGE

January 15, 2019

:: WRITTEN BY ELEONORE SNOW ::  Purge. Rhymes with verge. As in: woman on the ___. This is what I…

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MTP Hack #2: Quick and Easy Healthy Snack Habit

January 14, 2019

:: WRITTEN BY JESSICA GEARY-CECOTTI :: If you feel anything like I do, you're probably ready to be done with…

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Editors Voice

January 01, 2019

::WRITTEN BY LEIGH RIPLEY::  OK, all you first time parents; I’m going to give it to you straight. Mistakes are…

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