MOPS Australia has just passed 21 years! So, on Saturday so we held a party! We invited all our friends to our 21st birthday conference – the Every Mum Conference. Over 200 women joined the celebration – leaders, mums, and special guests from around Australia, as well as our keynote speakers from MOPS International. We also added a Friday night Theme Launch for our MOPS group leaders. Continue reading “Every Mum Conference – Celebrating 21 years of MOPS Australia”
Is motherhood all you thought it would be? Adverts would have us believe its all snuggling a perfectly sleeping baby, easy nappy changes, and happy parenting moments as they try their first foods or take their first step. We know in reality motherhood is also at times challenging. We all need a little encouragement and camaraderie to help us through from time to time. That’s why there’s MOPS.
Up until the last few months, before COVID-19 forced lots of things to close for a time, I had been enjoying the times in my week when I got to interact with babies and young children. Whether that was at church, my local playgroup or in the MOPS Kids area on a MOPS morning. I’ve been missing my baby cuddles and the time spent playing and chatting with kids. Continue reading “From a MOPS kids carer”
“I wish there had been MOPS when I had my babies!”
As a new mum there was one phrase that just about made me gag… mothers group… ARGHH!! Continue reading “Welcome at MOPS”
MOPS Australia exists to encourage and equip mums of young children to realise their potential as mothers, women and leaders in relationship with Jesus, and in partnership with the local church. This mission statement not only applies to the women from communities all over Australia that walk into a MOPS group each fortnight, but to the women that serve by running these groups. This year, over 300 of those women gathered in various locations at our state leadership training conferences.
When I first heard about MOPS, I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew it was a mothers’ group but apart from that I didn’t really understand what it was until a good friend explained it to me. Continue reading “What To Expect At MOPS”
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’”