Open Table Mentoring Update and Invitation

Info updated June 24th, 2020 Why me? Why now? In these uncertain times, many of us are wondering how to connect and serve more deeply. During this unprecedented period, we welcome you to take a moment to learn about an exciting and meaningful team-based mentoring model that we have recently launched at Mountain Home, called […]

$1.25 billion in MT can help families in need: ACTION needed ASAP

Dear Friend of Mountain Home, As you may know, Governor Bullock is accepting public comment on how to spend the $1.25 billion appropriated to Montana through the Federal CARES Act. This is an excellent opportunity for increased support for the moms and kids we serve, who are some of the most vulnerable in times of […]

Mother’s Day Tea cancelled – can you help us still reach our $20,000 match?

We hope you are well and safe during these challenging times. Mountain Home is sad to announce that we must cancel our Mother’s Day Tea fundraiser this year. We are very disappointed that we can’t celebrate our 20th year of providing critical services to young moms and kids with all of you! While we know that cancellation is […]

2020 Mother’s Day Tea Celebrating Mountain Home’s 20th Anniversary!

COVID-19 UPDATE: Mountain Home will continue to monitor the public health situation in order to make an informed decision in the next couple of weeks as to if we can host this event on April 23rd. In the meantime: -Please RSVP if you are interested in attending — we will make sure all who RSVP […]

Parenting decision-fatigue. It’s a thing.

Cheerios or lunchbox scraps for breakfast? Should I first look for the hairbrush under the bed or behind the trashcan? Do I have time for a real shower or just a quick scrub under the armpits? Parents make hundreds of decisions every day, often before we even leave the house. And that’s not even counting […]

Dear inner critic: you are only partly right

We all have critics. Especially as parents, it can feel that everyone suddenly has a strong opinion about what we’re doing wrong. Our third cousin from Kansas. Our former co-worker at the drive-thru coffee stand. That dude in the check-out aisle at Target. But for many of us, the most vicious critic is the one […]

Know when to walk away. Know when to run. (Literally.)

The chorus to a 1978 country song might not seem like the obvious place for sage parenting advice, but parents, take heed! Is there a better skill then knowing when to walk away from a wailing tot to give everybody a minute to cool down? Or when our eight year old discovers a baby skunk […]

Want to be part of building a community of support through Open Table?

Mountain Home is excited to launch an intensive team-based mentoring program called Open Table this fall. Open Table is a proven model that is currently being implemented in 28 states, with Montana being the 29th  as Mountain Home joins the movement. Although Open Table originated in the faith community, tables have been launched by many […]

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Out of the Wreck I Rise: Strong Moms News V. 16

Recovery is the hero’s journey. Sometimes having a baby is enough motivation for someone to stop drinking for good. “You want to wake up in the morning and not feel sick and wincing at what happened the night before…Now I’m woken up by my kid’s foot in my face.” (Edie Falco, The Daily Beast.) Unfortunately, […]