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, […]

Harvard Policy Paper Affirms Mountain Home’s Approach

A recent “Science to Policy and Practice” whitepaper released by Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child was very encouraging in that it highlighted “Three Principles to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families” — all of which are fundamental to Mountain Home’s model of care. The paper, grounded in the scientific understanding of how childhood experiences […]

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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. […]

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DON’T Be Yourself: Strong Moms News V. 11

Honestly, when it comes to parenting, most of us have to fake it on some level. After all, babies and kids are constantly changing, so even if you’ve been around youngsters your whole life, you’ve never had to deal with this exact kiddo in this exact situation. So, if you’re struggling with some aspect of […]

Mountain Home’s Trauma-Informed Journey

We prioritize relationships over rules…within reason. Unfortunately, as many as 90% of the moms who come to Mountain Home have experienced trauma, often as a child themselves. A mom may be simply standing in the kitchen making a peanut butter sandwich, when a seemingly innocuous sound triggers her back into the past, when she was […]

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You’ve Got a Diagnosis: Now What? Strong Moms V. 9

In Volume 9 of the Strong Moms Ask for Help Newsletter, we offer suggestions for moms diagnosed with a mental disorder, we offer cool tips and resources for parenting through it all, and share ways to engage with Mountain Home. So check it out, then let us know what you love, what you don’t, and […]

The New York Times Features Mountain Home!

There is a growing inequality gap in America illustrated in part by the differences in the age that women have babies. The New York Times described Mountain Home Montana as a solution for bridging that gap for young mothers and children! Read the full article here. Read the Mountain Home specifics below. Sadie Marie Groff, […]