MOPS is about encouraging and equipping mums of young kids to be the best mums they can be and helping women realise their potential as leaders. Each year the Board of MOPS Australia counts it a privilege to honour MOPS leaders across the country who give generously in time and energy to serve mums in their communities. Continue reading “MOPS leaders honoured”
If you are a mum of little ones and you are looking for a place to belong, a place to learn alongside other mums, a place to share the joys and challenges of mothering or a place to find friendship – a MOPS group might just be the place for you.
It is a place where developing the art of mothering becomes a shared journey.
Here are six things to expect when you come to a MOPS group:
Now, I’m not a betting woman, (unless there are Mars Bars involved) but I’d be willing to bet money (or probably just Mars Bars) on the idea that if you’ve found your way to this blog you probably know a little bit about MOPS already. Continue reading “MOPS (and Mars Bars).”
One of the catch cries of MOPS is that you can come, “just as you are”, and you will find warmth and acceptance.
This means you can turn up at MOPS without your makeup or perfectly straightened hair. You can share that your kids had weetbix for tea last night because you didn’t have the energy to cook and that your three and half year old is still not toilet trained and you are at your wits end. Continue reading “Come ‘Just as You Are’”
“I’ve lost ‘me’,” said a lady at MOPS a few weeks ago. “I don’t know who I am anymore.” Her voice dropped as though she hardly thought her comment worth hearing, but every other mum in earshot turned as one to look at her and said, “I know what you mean.” Continue reading “I’ve lost me”
This week we interview two mothers who attend a MOPS group in Canberra. Ruth is a mother of three and has been coming to MOPS for a few years. Brooke is a mother of one and another-on-the-way, and has also been coming three years.
“My best friend introduced me to MOPS a little over a year ago and it has helped me in all ways. MOPS = Mothers of Preschoolers and it’s a Mothers’ group where you can come and your child gets looked after by carers while you get to sit with other mums. You can talk, have a coffee and some yummy morning tea, have a laugh or even a cry if you need to. During my relationship I lost a lot of confidence and MOPS helped me get it back and be ‘me’ again! Not just ‘mum’, I got to be Tamira again, if you know what I mean. I love it so much… It’s also helped me to become a better cook! I made it a personal goal to always make something home made when I bring morning tea, so now I can make slices and lots of home baked goodies ….”