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, […]

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 […]