Deep work to address unhealthy drivers

Motherhood seems to magnify all those insecurities and issues that lie buried within. They seem to be easier to mask when you aren’t responsible for this little person and facing the stressors that come with that. Add to that the deep desire not to pass on issues to my daughter. Then add the responsibility of teaching this child how to deal with her emotions and function as a whole human being. I am grateful for the incentive to do the deep work in myself that will in turn benefit her. Continue reading “Deep work to address unhealthy drivers”

Your opportunity to make a difference- Friends of MOPS Australia

What does MOPS mean to you? What difference has it made in your life? I think over my own involvement with MOPS since my daughter was born in 2011. MOPS was a place of refuge where I built long-lasting friendships. Then it became a place where I could bring the unique parts of myself to make a difference for others and grow as a leader. Maybe you can relate and love being a part of your local MOPS group. Perhaps your days of being actively involved with MOPS are over but you still cherish those memories and relationships. We have created the Friends of MOPS Australia program for you. Continue reading “Your opportunity to make a difference- Friends of MOPS Australia”

A call to be ‘All For Love’ for 2022

It’s the end of a long year. It has been filled with ongoing uncertainty, huge challenges, opportunities for creativity and a reminder of the importance of connection with each other. The 2021 MOPS theme ‘Decide to Rise’ was the invitation we gave to MOPS groups- to ‘be strong’, ‘do your work’ and ‘chase joy’. Now, for 2022, we put out the call to be ‘All For Love’. Continue reading “A call to be ‘All For Love’ for 2022”

You’re invited to Every Mum Conference

It has been a long season of navigating uncertainty, living smaller and experiencing a little more fear and anxiety than usual. We have the opportunity to declare a time of fresh starts and turning ordinary experiences into extraordinary ones. Trying to do this alone is tough though. We need equipping and community with other mums. This is the reason MOPS Australia is running the very first Every Mum Conference this year, and you’re invited! Continue reading “You’re invited to Every Mum Conference”

Let’s ‘Decide to Rise’ for 2021

We have come to the end of another MOPS year, and what a year it has been! It can be easy to pull back from life in the midst of the turmoil, loss and uncertainty that seemed to fill this year. The lessons of this year’s theme ‘To The Full’ were needed more than ever. Continue reading “Let’s ‘Decide to Rise’ for 2021”

Stop checking your phone and be present

We can all Google the research and statistics around parental phone/device use and the impact on children. If you’re anything like me, this usually just increases the shame and guilt I’m already feeling without bringing change. You already know you want to stop checking your phone and be more present. You just need some ways to make the change possible. Continue reading “Stop checking your phone and be present”

Balancing work and motherhood

Balancing work and motherhood used to be my goal. I searched for that magic number of hours, the flexible work arrangements and the energy to do it all. I never found them. Whether you work simply to pay the bills or because of the passion within you for a particular career, I’m guessing you have experienced this too. Sometimes it can feel like I am dropping the ball in all areas or one is receiving the greater portion of my energy.

Honestly, I have given up on balancing work and motherhood. Balance implies an equal divide of time, energy and resources. Instead, I choose to be fully present wherever I am at that moment. Continue reading “Balancing work and motherhood”