MOPS – What This Mom Needs

Mothers Of Preschoolers

What is MOPS? It is a place for moms with young children (ages birth to 5 years) to come together and connect with each other and form a community of women. A place of refreshing and spending time with other moms who are in the same place in life. Honestly, every mom needs some time with other moms, to have girl talk, to laugh with and cry with, and enjoy the journey of motherhood. It is a place to build relationship with other moms. Moms that understand the things you are going through daily. Moms that know what it is like to have multiple small children running around the house. Moms that know what it is like to have 24/7 responsibilities, that yes, we love whole heartedly. MOPS helps us build an amazing support system that can be so hard to find. We are able to build relationships that will last for years to come.

As a child I was able to experience MOPS at a local church. My mom went with friends and took my brother and I along. I don’t remember much of it, but I do know that it was something that I enjoyed. As a teenager I volunteered to help with childcare at MOPS at the same local church. I went with a young mom who was my neighbor. She went to benefit from the MOPS program and I was able to spend time doing something that I enjoyed, playing with the small children. The MOPS program at that church ended not long after that for many reasons. This year as a young mom myself I have the pleasure a being a part of bringing MOPS back to this area at that very same church. I am privileged to be able to work along side of some of my good friends and also to make some new friends that are in leadership. I am so excited to have this opportunity. We are officially chartered and taking registrations for this fall and I am very excited to see this all come together. I am leading the crafts and activities.  With the help of a friend of mine we are putting together all sorts of fun things to make and do this year. This is an adventure that I am really looking forward to. I myself need the time that MOPS provides twice a month to spend time with friends old and new. To build that support system that I believe every mom needs.  I am so thankful to have this opportunity with MOPS this year. It is going to be amazing!

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