Are you stuck in a loop? (And would you know if you were?)

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, and expecting different results.” That’s often misattributed to Einstein (along with many other proverbs), but the wisdom holds. At some point, we all find ourselves living a sequence of habits that consistently cause more harm than good. Let’s say that last night […]

What was I thinking?!? Strong Moms News, June 2019

There’s a reason why many of us struggle to eat right or exercise or stay sober or simply floss our teeth, and it’s not lack of information. In fact, many behavior specialists use a “two brain” metaphor to describe the driving forces behind how and why we do the things we do. One of the […]

This Mountain Home Staffer is Running Like a Mother!

Mountain Home is teaming up with Runner’s Edge this Mother’s Day, May 12, for a fun-run 5K called “Run Like a Mother.” In the short interview below, a Mountain Home Case Manager shares with us why she’s excited to run, and why you should be, too! (Sign up now here!) Can you tell us a […]

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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 […]