Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mothers of Preschoolers

I got a couple messages about local MOPS groups that are gearing up for another year. If you have never heard of MOPS, it's a group for moms of young children that meet usually twice a month. There is typically daycare provided, so it gives moms a chance to discuss parenting topics without any distractions! I went to one for awhile in Peoria. I really liked it, but I ended up not having time to continue going. It was hard for me to get the kids dressed and out of the house by 9am. Now I have to have my kindergartner ready by 7am! I was so spoiled before! If you have tried MOPS, what do you think about it?

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers. MOPS International exists to meet the needs of every mom - urban, suburban and rural moms, stay-at-home and working moms, teen, single and married moms - moms with different lifestyles who all share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be! MOPS recognizes that the years from infancy through kindergarten are foundational in a mother-child relationship and are filled with unique needs. MOPS helps moms through relationships established in the context of local groups that provide a caring atmosphere for today's mother of young children. MOPS also encourages and supports moms through resources such as books, this website and the MOPS International Membership.

Find a MOPS group

Hi Jen!
I wanted to inform you about a new program that our community is starting called Pontiac MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), which we will start this fall. See our website for details. We've had success fundraising with bake sales and garage sales. Our next bake sale is Sept. 19th @ Wal-mart & Kmart here in Pontiac.

Hi Jen, We do have a link on our church's website where moms can get more information about Bethany MOPS. It is On the website is a downloadable brochure as well as an online registration form for this coming fall. We have two identical groups that meet; our first A meeting is Sep 4 and our first B meeting is Sep 11. We meet every other Friday from 9-11am. Let me know if I can pass along anything else that would be helpful!

If there is a MOPS group in your area you would like me to add, please let me know by commenting or sending me an email! newsanchormom (at) gmail (dot) com.

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

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