Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana and Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
At least once a week my mom would make cookies for me and my siblings as an after school snack when we were growing up. My favorite cookies were the ones that were just out of the oven. It didn’t seem to matter what kind they were, as long as they were hot.
Bacon Hot Dogs, MMMM… Thanks Oscar Mayer
Anyone who is in their 30s grew up with a bologna that had a first and a last name. Yes, Oscar Mayer taught all of America’s youth that the only way to spell bologna was O-S-C-A-R and M-A-Y-E-R.
Around the House Insect Repellents
You may be surprised to find that some everyday products you keep in your house could be used to keep bugs away. I am always looking for ways to save money, and not spending money on needless bug sprays is one way to do it. These bug repellents are also very simple to make, containing just one or tw…
5 Best Summer Jobs for Teens in Missoula
The most important thing to take into consideration when helping your teen hunt for a summer job is finding a job that fits them. If your teen is a clean freak, you may want to steer him or her away from a job in landscaping. However, if your teen loves the sun and the water, a lifeguard job might j…
Healthy Sour Patch Grapes Recipe
I love Sour Patch Kids. They are my favorite candy that isn’t made with chocolate. I eat them every time I go to a movie, but love them even when I’m not watching movies. They are just the perfect mix of sour, sweet and fruit.
Who is the New Mr. Rogers?
Most of us 30 somethings grew up with the soothing, mild-mannered, sweater-loving man named Mr. Rogers. Every kid dreamed of being his neighbor. He loved helping children learn while having fun in a calm and relaxed environment.
Amazing Ad Aims to Save Children From Abuse
A Spanish organization called Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation has created an ad that shows two seperate messages. One message is for adults and the other is for kids.
Does New York Love Missoula?
To say that New York and Missoula are worlds apart is an understatement. There are few things that we have in common. However, that is what makes us both special.
Teacher Gives Her Student a Priceless Gift
Nobody can deny that teachers do a lot for their students. In fact, teachers are known for going above and beyond when it comes to kids. They spend their own money on school supplies for their classrooms, they grade papers into all hours of the night, and some even volunteer to show up and open the …
Homemade Fruit Snack Recipe
If you are looking for a fun and easy treat you can make with your kids, then this is for you. Speaking as a mother of small children, I can attest to the the popularity and convenience of fruit snacks. My boys love them in their school lunches, as snacks after school, or just an anytime snack.
5 Things Moms Want for Mother’s Day
You may look at this list and think that many of them are cliches. However, they are only cliches because they are true. Everything on this list is truely what mothers want. I know, as a mother of four that I would love to get any and all of these things for Mother’s day
Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffin Recipe
If you’re looking for a way to take an old standby and make it a little healthier, then this is a great recipe for you. Somehow you can make muffins without sugar or flour and they can still manage to taste good. My boys love these muffins, but I have to admit that they usually con me into throwing …