Caring for Kids…at Billings Clinic

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4 things your tween needs to know about puberty but is too afraid to ask


Girls tend to hold the spotlight on adolescent hormonal angst, but sometimes boys go through the pubertal stage just as dramatically.  For many boys, puberty occurs rather suddenly and when changes do occur, they seem to happen all at once. In some instances, a boy will come back from summer break 6 inches taller and … continue reading

Exploring Montana


For some reason, I always feel like I’ve been “robbed” this time of year.  I am not ready for the summer to be over yet.  My kids will be off to school this week, and I wish we had more time together!  My kids are a bit older now and they are fun to hang … continue reading

Why do I have to leave the room?

Female Consultant Examining Teenage Patient In Hospital

If you are a parent of teens or soon to be teens you are probably prepared for many growing older ”rites of passage.” For example, the first day of high school, first date and first driver’s license; but you are often not prepared for another big event… the first time you are asked to leave … continue reading

Where to go for what

Baby meme one

The summer months are full of exciting activities the whole family can enjoy! Being out and about, going from one activity to the next, sometimes leads to illness and injury. So, where should you go if you find your kiddo with a healthcare ailment? There are so many different places to access healthcare depending on … continue reading

5 ways to take the bite out of summer

Bug Photo with Girl

The summer always brings the buzzing, biting, stinging creatures that wreak havoc on evening outings and picnics.  In Montana, the mosquito is not the state “bird” as it is in Minnesota, but they can still put a damper on any boating or camping trip.  The perfectly placed mosquito bite can create quite a localized reaction … continue reading

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