One of the best decisions I’ve ever made was to join a MOPS group.
My oldest are 14 and 11. When we decided to adopt Riley, now 3, I had completely forgotten how crazy hard toddler years are. I had forgotten how your car looks like someone opened a box of cheerios four years ago and stomped them into your carpet. I had forgotten how a week of sleepless nights can send you into hiding in the closet praying for a ten minute nap. I had forgotten how you panic at every rash and sneeze.
I needed other moms of littles who understood why I only had mascara on one eye.
I attend a wonderful parish that I love dearly, but we don’t have a MOPS group. A few friends shared with me about Scottsdale Bible Church’s MOPS group. I was so nervous that I would be the only non-church member and the oldest mom in the room, but I decided to give it a try anyways. I am so glad I did! The ladies at my table have become a support network. We are building friendships that stretch into the needs in our lives.
MOPS stands for Mothers of PreSchoolers, an international organization whose mission is to meet the needs of every mom with children from birth through kindergarten.
There is a local chapter at Scottsdale Bible Church (Shea Boulevard and Miller Road) and they are giving away a registration fee for one lucky reader! ($125 value!)
MOPS @ Scottsdale Bible Church meets on the first and third Thursday of every month, from 9:30-11:30am.
If you are a mom to young children – five and under – Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is the perfect spot for you! Join more than 100 local moms in your life stage to learn from, laugh with, and grow together. MOPS is about meeting the needs of moms with young children by providing Biblically sound resources, encouragement and friendship. Throughout the year, special speakers will help us make a difference in our homes, kitchens, friendships and with our kids. We also routinely meet outside the MOPS meeting times for play dates, ministry opportunities and mom’s nights out.
There is a place for you at MOPS @ Scottsdale Bible Church! This year’s theme is “Be You, Bravely”.
Make sure you also check out this funny video that these gals put together. I’m sure we can all relate to the main message – none of us are perfect!
In it to WIN IT:
*One entry per person per method of entry. Be sure to enter a separate comment for each method of entry (one comment for Facebook, one comment for Twitter, etc.). This way you have a higher chance of winning. Local Arizona residents only.
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Contest ends midnight August 8th, the winner will be randomly selected on August 9th and notified by email.