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The MOPS Method

There’s an article in Tend the Flame: A Mentor’s Guide that is way too good for Mentors to keep all to themselves! So I’m sharing it here for all MOPS leaders. It’s an affirmation of the MOPS ‘method’ written by Tracey Solomon who is a Board Member for MOPS International and a Mentor in her local MOPS group. Continue reading “The MOPS Method”

Conflict at Christmas

I love to entertain. I love big, noisy dinner parties with lots of guests, food and good conversation. Yet for many years we did not host Christmas for my husband’s family. The reason? I was still not Italian, not Catholic and not right for Carlo in their eyes and, for me, Christmas with my in-laws was a difficult time. Continue reading “Conflict at Christmas”

What’s the story with Advent?

Have you heard the term Advent mentioned around Christmas? Have you wondered what it is about? If you are anything like I used to be, you have heard of Advent but thought it was some old-school church concept that didn’t have relevance to me. My perception began to change when I had my daughter. Continue reading “What’s the story with Advent?”

I Don’t Know How You Do It

When my firstborn daughter was 3 months old, I went back to work two days a week. I was 23 years old, and had only been working for a year since graduating university when I had her. So my husband and I decided that I would work part time, while my daughter stayed with my mother for one day a week and with him on the other. Continue reading “I Don’t Know How You Do It”