Names of Kids Most Likely to Get in Trouble at School
The two nerdiest nerds I can recall from my own past were Willard and Myron. It's almost as if their parents knew they would end up being the eggheads in school. Football captains have names like Trent or Trevor...not Eggbert or Cornelius.
Internet Threat Could Lead To Missing Teens in Montana
This is a note to parents of teens to warn them about the latest internet challenge. The "48 Hour Challenge" encourages teens to disappear for 48 hours in hopes they may have their pics posted as a missing person on social media.
Shoplifting Just Keeps Getting Tougher
In a world full of cameras and alarms, I imagine it's tough being a shoplifter. I was in Albertsons today and was told by the check out lady that I would need to back up and let her login to her register, then bring the cart forward again. Apparently, it needs to be acknowledged that the cart…
According to Google, This is Montana's Favorite Super Bowl Food
I take internet surveys with a grain of salt, but Google is pretty good at tracking searches and their originating locations. Still, this is pretty hard to believe. In an article from Delish, they tracked the most popular searches for Super Bowl Party foods by state and Montana's was... Lentil…
What's Your Kid's Most Expensive Hobby?
Dance is my girl's thing. I am grateful that she has something that she works to get better at. It's good physical exercise and has many lessons (dedication, reward, etc.) that translate into lifelong, beneficial concepts. However...IT'S EXPENSIVE! Not only the tuition costs, but …
Taking Your Kid To See Jeff Dunham?
I've never seen the live show in person, but from watching the clips, I'm inclined to say 12 and up have probably heard this stuff unless you run a really tight ship. There is the occasional curse word which doesn't bother me, but the sexual innuendo might be a little over the top for…
No Chalky Hearts This Valentines Day, First Time Since 1901
I read today that the classic (and most popular) Valentines Day candy, the conversation hearts, will not be produced this year. Those classic candies were manufactured by Necco which went out of business last July. The company name was acquired by another company, Spangler, but they were unable to…
The Shocking Difference Between a Millionaire and a Billionaire
As we take in the news of the day, we typically encounter references to large amount of money: $5.6 Billion for a wall, Jeff Bezos's $146 Billion net worth, $21 trillion national debt. We know those are big numbers, but how big?
Help Billings Get a Playground for All Kids
These days I realize that Richard was not only missing out on the physical things that his paralysis excluded him from, but he was also missing the chance to get to know other kids. It seemed like that was just another thing that a kid in a wheelchair had to endure; it seemed okay. That shouldn&ap…
Here's Why It's a Great Time to Hit the Billings' Thrift Stores
For some reason, I watched a show on Netflix recently called "Tidying Up" with Marie Kondo. I had never heard of Marie, and have no idea what possessed me to try watching a show about someone cleaning someone else's house; however, I did just that.
Pug Mahon's Permanently Closing Due To Death of Owner
Sadly, the owner of Pug Mahon's, Bill MacIntyre, has passed away and Pug Mahon's will be closing its doors after Saturday's service.