I was born in the southern U.S. and raised by a 21 year Marine Corps Vietnam Vet and his hard working, successful, Tennessee born bride. They set the bar pretty high for their three kids...so I decided to just walk under it and go into radio at age 16. After years of "town to town, up and down the dial", I made my way to Billings in 2005. That turned out to be the best decision I ever made. It lead to a great job, and the love of my life, my daughter, Eliana. I'm happy to be raising her in a place with a great mix of conservative family values and progressive ideas about inclusion and embracing the differences in people (provided they are not too liberal or from California).
Unsupervised Kids Ruin My Movie Experience
Of course, with unsupervised kids, your options are limited. You can shush them, but if the kids have been indoctrinated into the "adults can't do anything to me" philosophy, they don't really care.
Five Must Haves in My Next House
I say "must haves" in the title, but "Five things I'm really hoping for" might be more accurate since you can't always get what you want. However, if at all possible, these are things I'd rather not pass on:
What Happens When There’s Not Enough Meat
After what I just read, I'm thinking we could stand to have a few more ranchers in Montana. It's been suggested for many years that with the rate of population growth, traditional livestock is not a sustainable option to feed the planet. This seems pretty logical, but one of the proposed…
No Measles In Montana…Yet
"If an infected person enters a room with 10 unvaccinated people, nine of them will get measles," Redfield explained.
Overnight Summer Camps for Kids in Montana
I grew up in an era with lots of Summer Camp movies. Meatballs, Ernest Goes To Camp, Camp Nowhere, Friday the 13th...almost all of those movies made me want to go to summer camp, but it just wasn't an option where I grew up.
Kentucky Derby Party This Saturday (May 4th)
Montana has plenty of horse fanatics, but almost none of them will make it to Louisville to watch the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. So, here's the next best thing: The Billings Derby Party.
National Train Day At The Depot
Last year was the inaugural celebration drawing more than 2,500 people to the Billings Depot downtown. This year, more activities are planned, some of which will have a fee, but admission is free.
Shed Your Winter Coat With Laser Hair Removal
I just felt the need to point out that laser hair removal isn't just for women. There are plenty of guys out there sporting a carpet on their back that they're not exactly proud of. The folks at Montana Medical Aesthetics invited me to have this procedure about a year ago so I could share …
Post Your Taxidermy You’re Proud Of or Ashamed Of
If you've got a great looking trophy, feel free to share. Better yet, if you've got something in your house that you swear you'll burn the day after your husband dies, I'd love to see that even more.
What To Do With the Kids When School is Out
If you've got a full time job and a kid who's not old enough to be left at home to their own devices all day, summer can be a challenge.