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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, […]

Join us for Mother’s Day Tea May 7th!

EXCITING UPDATE! Despite moving the venue to The Wilma and doubling the capacity of this event, we had sold out the event last week. But since then we have found space for four more and would love to have you join us! Fill out the registration form and we will save you a seat! ———————————————————————————————————————————– […]

So many way to support young moms at Mountain Home this Mother’s Day!

Spring has sprung which means Mother’s Day is just around the corner! What better way to celebrate the joys and challenges of motherhood than to help young moms and kids in your community get off to a good start. Thanks to our amazing community partners there are so many ways fun and meaningful ways to […]

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When help doesn’t help: Strong Moms V. 15

You did the right thing: you asked for help. You were overwhelmed by your threenager, and called a friend to babysit so you could take a walk. You were tempted by a leftover painkiller, so you asked your sister to take the pills out of the house. You noticed the warning signs of a manic […]

Mountain Home in New York Times…again!

In this February New York Times article about doctors and other providers rethinking their advice for women unsure about pregnancy, Mountain Home resident Carly Tuggle says of her newborn daughter Emerson, “I didn’t not want to have her. I just didn’t want to not be able to give her everything that she needed.” Mountain Home […]

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The Beautiful, Dynamic Maternal Brain: Strong Moms News Volume 14

Mommy brain. If you somehow haven’t heard the term, it refers to that post-baby time-period when you repeatedly call your brother’s new wife by the name of his ex-girlfriend. Or when you accidentally stash your salted-caramel ice cream in the microwave. Or any host of embarrassing memory lapses that tend to happen in baby’s first […]

Honoring Joseph A. Bischof, Former Mountain Home Board President

Mountain Home is so saddened to learn that Joe Bischof passed away. He was a true champion for the moms and kids here when he served as our board president. So many young families got a better start in life because of him, and we remain forever grateful. Here’s the Missoulian’s obituary. Joseph A. Bischof […]

Four Ways You Can Help Young Moms & Kids This Season

We are endlessly thankful supporters like you that are helping build brighter futures for the 160+ young moms and children we serve each year. There are many ways you can lend a hand this season to young families in need, including: DONATE Give a safe and nurturing home for the holidays for young families by helping provide the housing, education/employment support, counseling, […]

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Grateful/Not Grateful: Strong Moms News V. 12

Thanksgiving is next Thursday, and school hallways and grocery stores and internet memes have all started hassling us to be grateful. While gratitude IS a proven strategy for mental health and well-being, the mantra can feel like a hot poker between the eyes when you’ve got a lot that you’re not grateful for at all. […]