Free childcare is available on-site in our MOPPETS program.
- How do I decide what to do when I really don’t know what to do?
- Should I trust my intuition?
- With so much available information, how do I discern what’s best?
- What are the most important family values?
MOPS Theme 2011-2012
MomSense: Bold, Loving, Sensible
Developing a mothering strategy is somewhat like playing a game — and this year’s theme is appropriately game related. Have fun being a mom! Playing games involves being bold and taking risks, loving those in the game with us and being sensible while figuring out what works and what doesn’t.
Just as in real-life, sometimes in games, unexpected, “chance” events occur, abruptly changing our paths. We must regroup and determine our next steps. Sometimes we follow the instructions of “experts.” Sometimes we follow the advice of trusted friends. Sometimes we decide our “house rules” work best for our family. Teaming together with other moms is a great strategy. Relying on a spouse or mentor can help us play more effectively. And, most of all, developing a strong God-Sense is essential for mothering. Growing as a mom through the analogy of game playing assures every mom gains confidence in her abilities as a mom.
Coordinator -- encourages, delegates, sets the tone, leads meetings, serves as liason
Creative Activities -- plans, purchases and coordinates crafts for MOPS meetings
Discussion Group Leader -- works with all speakers to welcome and develop discussion questions and encourages and fosters discussion between all MOPS members
Finances -- handles all money, fundraisers, and member registrations
Hospitality -- creates a warm atmosphere at all meetings and sends greeting cards and phone calls to stay in touch with all members
MOPPETS -- recruits, trains and encourages all workers and selects appropriate curriculum for children while staying in communication with all mothers
Publicity -- handles all MOPS publicity
Service -- coordinates community service projects
Membership benefits include:
- International MOPS membership
- Subscription to MomSense magazine
- Weekly MOM-Email
- Local MOPS meetings and events
- Free childcare during MOPS meetings
- Free breakfast
*Scholarships & payment plans are available.
Snacks will be provided for children 2 yrs old and up. Please send snacks for children under 2 yrs. old or for children with food allergies. All children need to bring a drink from home in a spill-proof cup or bottle.
Please label ALL items brought into MOPPETS.