I am just excited to let you all in on the fact that next year I am going to be the Co-Coordinator of the Ellensburg MOPS group! My amazingly wonderful friend Jessica and I will be leading our group and hopefully bringing more moms to the glory of Christ. I am so excited to see what wonderful blessings are to come in the future. If you haven't heard about MOPS, or Mother's of Preschoolers, it is an international support program for mothers who, well have preschoolers. "The purpose of MOPS International is to encourage and develop every mother of preschoolers to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader in the name of Jesus Christ." It is a Christian based program but any mom with any kids Kindergarten and younger are encouraged to join. We have brunch every meeting (and being pregnant I can hardly wait to dig in every time!), a devotional, a local speaker or relevant activity, a craft project for your home, discussion time and childcare so you can do all of that without a crying baby or squirmy toddler in your hands! Every Spring we also have a Spa Day where local businesses come in a provide manicures, foot soaks, make up, hair cuts, waxing, hair styling, massages etc. That one usually brings in a huge crowd. We also have playdates outside of the meetings and service projects that help our local community.
Some of the topics we have covered or speakers that have come in the last few years include:
- Preschool Activities
- Sharing the Gospel with your Children
- Loving your Spouse
- Freezer Meals
- Financial Personalities
- Crafts with Kids
- Gifts To Your Children
I have been so blessed to be a part of this group since December of 2008 (which happens to be the exact same meeting when Jessica started going too) and I now get to continue to share this opportunity with many other moms.