Leader Blogs are provided to encourage, equip and inform MOPS leaders in their various leadership roles.
14 November 2016
On any given fortnight, almost 3000 mums around the country are supported, encouraged and inspired by a MOPS group. At MOPS those mums can be honest with one another about the hard week they’re having, complete something as simple as a conversation without being interrupted, and learn something about themselves, their partner and their kids.
31 October 2016
MOPS in Australia has some seriously fabulous leaders in its ranks. MOPS groups thrive and women have their socks blessed right off because dedicated MOPS leaders do what they do with excellence, passion and commitment.
07 October 2016
I’m writing this at the end of a wonderful and successful State Conference here in South Australia. It was a privilege to work alongside Trish Montgomery and her helpers to facilitate this event for the past day and a half.
05 October 2016
When was the last time you walked into a room and had your breath taken away? For me, it was Friday 9th September 2016, when I stepped from the cold Glen Waverley night into the warmth of the MOPS Victorian Conference. Immediately I was greeted by the ever-inspiring Gabriel ‘Gub’ Norris, who dazzled in what can only be described as Statue-of-Liberty-meets-an-entire-constellation-of-stars.
04 October 2016
Has anyone else discovered that with the birth of their baby (or maybe even during pregnancy) a switch somewhere deep inside was turned on? The switch has large flashing letters above it labelling it as “mum guilt”. After battling this beast for the early months of my daughter’s life, I thought I had it mostly conquered. This beast lulls me into a false sense of victory, lying dormant for stretches of time. Sometimes the whispers of guilt are so slight that I almost miss them. Other times, guilt is a roar.
22 September 2016
Upon arriving at the conference on Friday night, the excitement was building to find what was waiting for us. It was dark and the room was filled with fairy lights, stars, sparkles and glitter, ladies in ball gowns, tutus and tiaras.
03 September 2016
Stars… Glitter… Chocolate… I’m not sure Camp Banksia Port Sorell on Tasmania’s beautiful north west coast has ever sparkled quite so brightly amidst the lovingly prepared dining hall with a ceiling full of fairy lights and garlands of stars, glittery runners and tables adorned with stars and of course chocolate…
26 August 2016
The NSW/ACT conference was held from Friday night August 19th to Saturday afternoon August 20th. It was held at NewDay Church in Figtree and the Wollongong ladies put on a fantastic event.
18 August 2016
Trialing a new format for the Queensland MOPS Conference, a group of 70 (seventy)… Yes, you did read it right… 70! MOPS ladies met at Calvary Family Church in Shailer Park for a Friday evening/Saturday day retreat. Groups travelled from near (Sunnybank) and far (Atherton) to be inspired.
06 June 2016
Ever been tortured by ‘on hold music’? I was stuck on the phone waiting for my doctor’s receptionist to pick up last week. Talk about painful! They were severely failing their ‘Hippocratic Oath’ of ‘first, do no harm’ (to my ears!)… All I could do was grit my teeth, wait it out (and also move the phone a little further away from my ear!)