Don't throw out those kitchen scraps...Re-grow them!
When the pandemic made school closures necessary, Sarah Moyers sprung into action to help fill the gap for students who were dependent upon school lunches. #projectlovebillings
Instead of using the term “healthy eating,” I prefer a lifestyle of “eating well.” This means the quality of the food on the plate is good and nourishing, but it also means...
The Billings Family YMCA, one of the largest youth programming providers in Yellowstone County, recently completed an extensive renovation project on the Mary Alice Fortin Youth Center
As another school year begins and many young children (and their parents or guardians) face significant transitions, here are some tools and resources that may help you and your little navigate what c...
As plans are finalized (in flux) for the return to school, there are things families can be doing to ensure a safe return to school.
The last three months of the 2019-’20 school year were like none other that we’ve experienced before, and Billings Catholic Schools adapted well amid the upheaval.
Mom, Mama, Mommy, Ma; Dad, Daddy, Pops, Pa…Like the plethora of monikers our kids might bestow upon us, our parenting styles can be just as varied and diverse.
Quell the Sunday night boulder of dread by using the strategy of directed thought planning, which makes us feel like we are not victims of our schedule and puts us back in the driver's seat.
With the school year approaching, a quick escape is a great way to say good-bye to summer and hello to fall! Whether it’s a day trip or a weekend stay, Big Sky Country offers the best of the best in l...
Go inside the hive and get the buzz on honeybees.
In this issue, we find inspiration in the stories of local makers and artisans. They are exceptional examples of adaptability and perseverance; things we all need in these days we're living.
Enjoy the stories of these local makers; come discover the connection they bring to our community.
Navigating back to school in 2020, an interview with Superintendent of Billings Public Schools, Greg Upham.
Beginning in the Fall of 2020, Montana National Guard members will be able to attend MSU-Billings tuition-free.
Get folding and bring in your own paper crane to add to Billings Public Library's senbazuru display of 1,000 origami cranes!
Here are 5 D's to help you get Transformation Traction in reaching goals!
When you hear the term "free-range parenting," perhaps images of children running around sans rules, boundaries, and discipline run through your head. The truth is, it's more of a middle ground, find...
The "Red Lodge Summer Trip" is a rite (or ride, rather) of passage for residents of Billings and the surrounding areas. Though tourists flock to the small community by the thousands, the town seems to...
Award-winning Austin Adventures has led thousands on getaways of a lifetime - from leading kayakers around Antarctica or zip-lining through the canopies of Costa Rica's rainforests, but they have alwa...
Get out and discover Montana in one of more than 100 cabins in Montana that are owned by the National Forestry Service.
“It is not my job to stand over them and tell them what to do, but to see who they truly are, walk through life with them, and encourage them to grow.”
Camping with littles? Don't do it. Ha! I'm just kidding...All jokes aside, camping with toddlers is work. Without a game plan, they will take your cake, eat it, and throw the crumbs in your face.
To help bolster the confidence of the hopelessly challenged (like the author) and grilling newbies, alike, we turned to Kim Hager, owner of Blue’s BBQ for these hot barbecuing tips!
The tale of how Rick Hamilton and his sons Ty and Justin came to be the World Reserve BBQ Champions is a story of giving, meet the family behind Montana Outlaw BBQ.
Try these 4 easy recipes on your next outdoor adventure!
Hit all the best summertime sweet spots in and around Billings!
As Montanans, we have such beautiful summers to be thankful for and so many ways to enjoy them. For a homebody like me, creating spaces to enjoy our summers from home is my favorite. When designing an...
Although there’s a lot of talk in the design world about bringing the outdoors in, interior designer Jeremiah Young turns that idea upside-down with his interpretation of glamping- bringing the indoor...
When you walk into this oasis that Brian Amestoy has created in his backyard, it is as if a weight is lifted off your shoulders as you take in the sights and sounds, no matter how many times you’ve ex...
Divert the kids from junk food snacking habits this summer with these healthy alternatives.
Yellowstone Relay for Life 2020: Street Edition, same date, new location!
Every person deserves to be treated with respect, honor, dignity and love. A foundation of love allows us to embrace our differences rather than to fear them. A foundation of love makes room at the ta...
Planning a wedding is stressful when life is normal. Planning a wedding during a pandemic is stressful AND strange! In a season that should be filled with only joy, we all had to give ourselves time t...
Do you love the idea of tent camping, but not the actual sleeping-on-the-ground bit? Do you want an outdoor family adventure that doesn’t involve 48 hours of prior planning? Do you have a family membe...
Journey through two types of man caves as we celebrate dads throughout the month of June!
Welcome to The Nines. An exclusive subdivision by P3 Coleman Property Development with upscale residences ranging from single-family homes with detached garages and/or outbuildings, to smaller luxury...
Support our local businesses while you’re creating something delicious. Check out a few of our favorite places to shop for charcuterie essentials.
Today, the glorious charcuterie board has become a central statement piece that delights guests while expressing your creativity, whether served as a solo piece, or in combination with hors d'oeuvres...
Up a rough and rocky road off I-90 about 18 miles east of Butte, a fascinating discovery awaits those willing to make the often-treacherous drive. Rising from a small dusty parking lot is a roughly 12...
We are born to move, let's talk ways to not only encourage that natural inclination in our children, but to reignite it across our whole family.
Adventure awaits in our own backyard! Discover Billings' best trails.
Meet Anna Kraft, the young entrepreneur behind Anna's Raffia.
After the spring we've all had, making time for self-care and fun has never been more important. Here in Montana, we have the luxury of using world-class vacation destinations for our quick weekend ge...
Why shop local? What does it mean to shop local? Let's talk.
St. John's United announces cancellation of 2020 summer concert series.
Downtown Billings Alliance announces cancellation of 2020 Alive After 5 summer concert series.
With the benefit of hindsight, some advice to high school graduates as they embark on this next chapter.
Reading Rocks provides reading activities for six weeks during the summer in conjunction with School District 2's Free Lunch in the Parks, a program that serves over 45,000 free lunches during the cou...
2020 Free Summer Lunch Program dates and times.
Easy, delicious, crowd-pleasing Easter treats that are ready in 10 minutes or less!
With these Marbled Paper Easter Eggs (or paper egg creations of your own), we invite you to take part in #simplyeggtacular!
Help your home feel refreshed by pulling the outdoors inside. Bold pops of green and varying textures create unique spaces and bring life to your home.
When it comes to eating healthier, Billings Clinic registered dietitian Anna Kasperick offers a key point to remember: hunger always wins. Building vegetables into your diet doesn’t have to mean a com...
Set the tablets aside and learn the ways of naturally dyeing your Easter eggs!
Spring-cleaning isn’t necessarily synonymous with clean eating. While clean eating carries essential principles, in many cases, it might also insinuate cutting out, cutting back, and cutting down on a...
Within Swanky Roots’ greenhouse, you can find lettuce (of course!), herbs, microgreens, kale, and swiss chard.
With Easter just around the corner, Billings Animal Family Hospital knows that families might be considering adding a certain long-eared, fluffy pet to their broods. Before committing to adding a rabb...
Tips for emotionally preparing your camper for their first sleepaway camp adventure.
There are many global, national, and statewide efforts to create a more sustainable environment, let's talk about our individual impact.
As we navigate new waters amidst social distancing and ever-changing announcements, let us not forget to find ways to connect with one another and give back in fresh ways every day.
As families are facing weeks of at-home time with their children while our schools are on mandated shutdown due to COVID-19, educational resources have been rolling out to help support our kiddos whil...
Right now, in March of 2020, Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is all things all the time. How do we protect ourselves and our families without giving in to panic?
Get ready to sweat it out during Granite Health & Fitness’ March Fitness Madness!
If you don't have to wait HOURS for your Corned Beef and Cabbage, why would you?!
Sheri Murphy, owner of A&E Floral in Billings, offers some designer tips for the at-home flower-arranging novice.
Beautiful botanicals and bright blooms are popping up everywhere in home décor. Check out a few of our favorite floral finds below.
Come inside the stunning remodel of one family's indoor pool house.
Healthy eating advocates are often telling us to “eat the rainbow," but what exactly does this mean, and why is it so important?
Fondue revolves around an inconspicuous, innocent little pot. Dip small pieces of food into the hot medium, chat with friends and family about nothing in particular, and enjoy the delicious bounty.
Meet Sam Walter, the baker and artist behind Sweets by Sam.
Itching to get out of town for a few days? Why not take a road trip to the Richest Hill on Earth, Butte, MT?
Remaining says, “You matter, this matters, so no matter what, I’m staying.” So, why then, do we struggle to remain faithful to commitments to ourselves?
Besides being pleasing to the eye, flowers have a whole variety of health benefits.
Three gift ideas that are sure to be hit this wedding season!
In Billings, Montana the art scene is an eclectic, ever-growing space. From beyond the pages, we're excited to showcase three additional local artists whose craft rivals those of any big city.
As time marches on, sometimes we need a little reminder to put caring for our relationships at the forefront.
After undergoing a reimagination last year, REVEL at the Taste of Billings is back for its second year for a two-night extravaganza! This fully experiential evening is Billings Depot’s premier fundrai...
Discover more about the world of Citizen Science - a growing movement that harnesses the power of the internet and our collective observations to further scientific research.
New spaces and new ideas at Wise Wonders aims to engage kids of all ages (including the young at heart).
In our technologically driven world, Crooked Line Studio allows us to pick up a paintbrush, give our eyes a break from screens, and let our minds wander and create through self-expression and art-maki...
Simply Local Magazine recently had the chance to sit down and chat with Sarah Weber, owner and trainer of the brand-new fitness studio, Fuel Your Soul Health Studio, to discover more about her vision...
Be intentional in maintaining - or rebuilding - the connection in your relationship.
In Billings, Montana the art scene is an eclectic, ever-growing space. This month, we're excited to showcase three of our local artists whose craft rivals those of any big city.
When art and home make for a visually stunning combination.
When the cold weather hits, comfort food is where it's at, but what if it could come to the table a bit more healthily? This Skinny Chicken Pot Pie Recipe is where it's at!
Make your Minestrone a belly-filling delight by subbing in quinoa!
In this digital age, sitting down with pen to paper is not so common anymore. Throw it back and send out some handwritten notes or cards on this National Handwriting Day!
Taking part in a Meal Train, but aren't sure what to take? We've got 20+ dinner ideas for you!
Kids and a clean house, an oxymoron? Not necessarily. Let's talk tips for keeping up with the house without compromising valuable family time.
Get comfy in the kitchen with these 5 things that will have you unleashing your inner Julia Child in no time!
Behind every #blessed there is a life being lived that goes far beyond what is shared on social media. And that's okay.
The phrase "culture of busyness" turns up dozens of results on a Google search, with most articles explaining why none of us are really happy with our harried lifestyles. Like a hamster on a wheel, we...
In the culmination of eight years of dedicated work, ZooMontana announced this fall that it had earned the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ prestigious accreditation, joining only 238 other zoos and...
One of the best ways to practically check your vision is to determine what things you can control and influence versus what things you have no control over.