406 Mom

Kim StaningerKim is a former city girl, married to an outdoorsman, and a mother of three (Shortcake, Tink, and Turbo). When not burning toast, helping the little ones talk through meltdowns, and teaching ABC’s and 123’s, Kim (aka 406 Mom) is exploring Montana and making it her home.  You can find Kim on Instagram or Twitter at @StingNest, and many of her Missoula adventures and mommy memos here on….406 Mom.

Mom Help: Top 10 Toddler Hot Spots in Missoula

By KIM S. - Whether you're a new mom and dad, grandparent, or babysitte... more

Mom Help: 16 Things to Prepare for Your Hospital Stay

By KIM S. - As a mom who had 3 C-sections the lists was pretty simple a... more

Activities for Kids in Missoula: The Missoula Taekwondo Center

By KIM S. - In a building off South Avenue here in Missoula is a unique... more

406 Mom: Mommy and Me Book Club

By KIM S. - Prior to having kids I used to read a book every now and again. I was even in a book club. This winter I decided to restart the club but as a mommy and me book club. ... more

406 Mom: My Kids’ Obsession with FROZEN

By KIM S.- I might be the only parent out there who was sort of dreading the release of Disney’s Frozen on DVD. Now, my 4 and 5 year old's obsession has gone into overdrive.... more

MISA Offers Toddler Time Soccer Basics

By KIM S. - Since moving to Missoula am still trying to learn all the new “places” to take my kids. This week I was excited to find MISA - the Missoula Indoor Soccer Arena.... more

Prepping Kids for Grizzly Game Day

By KIM S. - In addition to dressing our kids to the nines for game day,safety is our number one priority. Here are some Grizzly game day safety tips for parents with little ones. ... more

Getting Kids to a New Dentist? It’s not Like Pulling Teeth Anymore!

By KIM S. - Upon moving to Missoula, one of the first things we did is find a doctor and dentist for the kiddos. A fun dentist experience? Who knew?!... more

Missoula Gift Guide: Last Minute Gifts for Dad

By KIM S. - This blog post is for the women who like myself find themselves at the LAST minute wondering how they can make a Missoula Father’s Day special.... more

Survival Swimming Lessons for Peace of Mind Around Water

By KIM S. - Almost everything our family wants to do this summer involves water. Enrolling our kids in survival swimming lessons (ISR) went to the top of our "To Do" list. ... more

Brave: Redefining Hunting Camp

By KIM S. - With our recent move to Missoula, Montana, and thanks to Disney's new movie, "Brave", I think my husband may have to redefine his concept of hunting camp.... more