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 […]

My son said, ‘I can’t breathe.’

Essay by Jacalyn Wetzel, creator of “Stop Yelling, Please!” Hey friend, Do you remember me? It’s been a while, I know. I sat behind you in civics in junior high. Do you remember me? You were my base on the cheer squad, and once you caught my head just before it hit the ground after […]

When the gratitude journal ain’t happenin’.

Parents who are healthy and have healthy kids know that we should be grateful, but it’s hard to muster up a whole lot of real gratitude these days. Many of us are just too exhausted. Burnt out. Some of us have that wild-eyed look that you typically only see on a sleep-walking three-year-old in a fever dream. Our […]

$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 […]

When we’re in charge, but not in control

Pandemic or not, we do whatever it takes. We go to work (those of us whose jobs must go on). We figure out unemployment insurance (those of us whose jobs have paused). We sing “Wheels on the Bus” (again), clean sweet potatoes from the computer screen (again), and dissect Thinking Putty from the puppy’s eyelashes […]

Best places to cry.

Chopping Onions Again? Parents cry. A lot. It’s not that we’re overly dramatic, it’s just that little people come with lots of…drama. All-nighters. Emergency rooms. Biting. Unexpected expenses. Alarming rashes. Weird smells emanating from unidentifiable sources. Then, after a long day of ordinary dramas, we settle onto the couch with our snuggle-bug for a bedtime […]

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 […]

Should we abandon our New Year’s Resolutions yet?

THIS YEAR WE WILL…. Eat fewer chocolate-covered espresso beans and more actual beans. Stick with a sleep strategy for our exasperatingly adorable night owls. Reconnect with an estranged family member. Set compassionate boundaries with someone who needs it. But January’s almost over and wellll…maybe next year?? Most of us go into the year with great […]