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Parenting 9-1-1

How Two Moms Balance Work and Being a Mom Being a mom is one of the hardest jobs on earth. You have a new bundle, one that doesn’t come with a manual. Mix in family life, house priorities, potentially a career, a husband and keeping up with commitments and you have a recipe for mental…

Raising A Bookworm

Battling the decline of kids reading for fun As a small child, I can still remember the sensations while visiting one of my favorite places, the public library. I would walk in and immediately, at eye level, I would see an array of color and a vast ocean of stories just waiting for my imagination…

A Legacy of Learning

One-Room Schoolhouse in Nye keeps on educating Visitors to Nye Elementary School, located at the base of the Beartooth Mountains, are greeted by a few barks from Patrolman Pete, Head of School Security. Despite the gruff bark, the black and white cocker spaniel is more of a greeter, and warms up quickly after teacher Kathy…

Playing Through the Pain

Why  kids’ sporting injuries are on the rise Huntley Project three-sport athlete Tessa Hultgren, 17, never thought she’d be sidelined with an injury. Her dad, Troy, says she’s as tough as they come. After all, she played almost the entire volleyball season on stress fractures in her legs. They hurt, but she never let them stop…

It’s Almost Time….

6 tips to face that first day with ease As a mom, you either love or hate the first day of school. Some moms can’t wait for the big yellow school bus to whisk their adorable children out of the house and back to the structure of the classroom. Others wail and gnash their teeth…

Time for a Staycation?

Some of the Valley’s best and most beautiful destinations When the summer skies start to heat up the Montana and Wyoming landscape, many will look for that great weekend escape. Tourism in Big Sky Country alone is a $3.9 billion industry and for at least the past five years, that number has been on a…

Teen takes her brother's disabilities in stride

A Day in the Life of Dani In so many ways Dani Jorgensen is a typical 12-year-old. She’s excited about school and is in a gifted and talented program. Like every girl her age, she adores her BFFs, and not long ago she got a puppy – a little black ball of energy she’s named…

Melting Away the Winter Fitness Blahs!

Baby, It”s Cold Outside   When the snow started to fly at the start of 2015, did you growl like a bear in hibernation, or grab the kids and their sleds to take advantage of every inch? Instead of staying inside and watching it fall, why not enjoy the “white stuff” and burn some calories…

The First Crush

Helping your kids with those big emotions You know your daughter’s heart flutters every time she sees that darling blonde-headed boy as she gets on the school bus. She runs her fingers through her hair and quickly asks her bestie Liz if her new headband is really all that cute? She shifts nervously waiting for…

Growing Financially Savvy Kids

Creating Smart & Savvy Savers & Spenders When Michael Wall and his wife Christine started their family, Michael knew he wanted to make sure his children knew the value of every dollar earned. Raised by parents who were products of the Great Depression taught Michael a thing or two about saving and not borrowing above…

Tastings: Short & Sweet

Cupcakes = the perfect ending to a holiday meal Swirled with frosting, dusted with sprinkles and piped with colorful icing, cupcakes can most surely shout (and bring) joy to the world! Created with passion, these palm-size desserts assuredly radiate delight even before the first bite. That’s why our Tastings Team set out to comb the…

DIY Snowglobes!

Jar up family memories with a bit of glitz There’s nothing quite like the whimsy and wonder that a treasured snow globe brings. With just a shake, the glitter and glitz swirls and cascades, catching the eye. Now you can take those memorable moments in your life and immortalize them in do-it-yourself photo globes. Cassie…

Your Child's Brain on Stress

The side effect of a fast-paced, tech-focused life On school nights, the Henderson home goes quiet at 9:30 p.m. when all incoming calls and texts are blocked. At 10:30 p.m., Internet access goes dark. It’s one of the strategies that parents Brian and Lynann use to minimize stress for their four busy, connected children. These…

Fall Into Fun!

6 easy, breezy ways to celebrate the season Love the changing leaves and the crisp autumn air? Why not get out and seize some of fall’s bountiful beauty? We’ve got some ways for you to kick-start a celebration of the season before it fades. GET LOST Grab the family and set out on a mission…

Girl Power!

Amazing kids doing amazing things Kids are changing the world. Did you know that five out of every ten children (ages 12 to 18) volunteer their time for a good cause? Each year, they give more than 1.3 billion community service hours to make a difference in the lives of others. Here in the Yellowstone…

Layer Up Your Style

YVW”s Fall Fashion Hit List! It”s almost that puzzling time in Montana when we aren”t sure when the first major cold snap will hit or if we will still have a generous supply of glorious short-and-sandal, rocking, sun-filled days ahead.  Never fear. We”ve asked some local fashionistas how we can all stylishly transition from summer…

Ready for a Glamp Out?

Mother & Daughter put a new spin on nature-loving getaways Shari Nault has officially left city living in Billings behind to “camp out” with her daughter, Heidi Martincic.  Nault, however, isn”t roughing it, sleeping on the ground or crawling into a tent. She”s taken up “glamping” instead. What”s glamping? It”s glamorous camping and Shari and…

Learning From Home

One family proves that educating at home = success From the quiet, lush, still-wide-open prairie of rural Ballantine, 25 miles east of Billings, there lives a modern-day family who could easily be the mirror image of one living 100 years ago. Their faith and values are traditional. They take care of their neighbors without hesitation,…

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