Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Welcome to Hayden MOPS

If you're a mother of preschooler, we know you have your hands full, and we're here to help! 

It was hard enough bringing your baby into the world. But now it has turned your world upside down! We never knew how much we would value personal hygiene and rest! We know you are faced with challenges in life when doubt, fear, frustration and exhaustion collide with love, hope, joy, and excitement.

This is an important time for both you and your child. So while you are pouring yourself into development of your child, let us at Hayden MOPS give encouragement, insight, and confidence to you!

MOPS International is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and inspiring women to be the best parents possible. MOPS Groups are a special place you can go to meet like-minded women also passing through this unique stage of life. You'll have a chance not to only make new friends but discover a wealth of helpful hints and strategies to dealing with the challenges of motherhood.

Meetings are monthly at First Baptist Church of Hayden and led by other mothers who have a passion for helping you find your footing and strength to do your best at raising your little ones into healthy, happy people. MOPS groups are dynamic, inviting environments where you can come - just as you are - and be refreshed and inspired while your children are cared for in MOPPETS.

Who is invited to MOPS? 
Any mother of at least one child of preschool age, pregnancy to kindergarden are welcome. Our group is open to ALL moms in the community & abroad of any nation; you do not need to be a church member to attend.

When does the group meet? 
We meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Our meetings run for three hours; 9:00 am - 12:00 am. Child care will be provided.

What should I expect at a meeting? 
A typical MOPS meeting features a speaker (or MOPhead) presenting information on a topics such as marriage, parenting, discipline, relationships, health or spiritual growth. The presentation is generally followed by small group discussion (a chance to get to know other moms) and an occasional creative activity. There will always be delicious food and beverages to enjoy.

We invite you to join us in adventures of mothering. We understand the demands and fluctuating schedule of having young children, but we hope you will set aside some time for yourself and take the time to learn with us as we seek to build up our parenting skills, to form friendships, and to discover balance among the many roles we fill.