We are excited to announce that we have started up a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group at Community Reformed Church!

You are welcome to join our 2010-2011 program at anytime of the year. We meet every 1st and 3rd Friday from 9:30-11:00 a.m. (schedule above). You can register right on site at the meeting.

If you are not familiar with MOPS please click on any of the links above or visit http://www.mops.org/ for more information. We are excited to begin this adventure with you and other moms of the community as we learn and share our adventures of motherhood!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Spilling Joy

"We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out." -Writer Ray Bradbury

Recently I was fed up with sippy cups. They leak, their stoppers fall down the disposal. They disappear under furniture for a few days and emerge when whatever's inside turns good and chunky. The latter happened again. I began wishing all my kids were coordinated enough not to need one.

The same day, my youngest, grinning ear to ear, decided to don my bra on his head. Another son decided his big brother's athletic cup was better suited as a mask. And my oldest, yes, the oldest, drank from an overly full cup so quickly that the ice started up his nose, and he laughed so hard he sprayed everyone at the table. Hysterics ensued.

If I could have traded every spill of my mothering years for the laughter in my house that day, I wouldn't have. How dare I want that comedic trio to grow up any faster than they already are.

My cup -- all our cups -- runneth over.

-Adapted from MomSense, March/April 2010, written by Susan Besze Wallace

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Suggestions Welcome!

Thanks for checking out our MOPS blog! As we look forward to starting up MOPS at Community tell us what you would most expect to get out of each MOPS meeting. Is it time spent sharing stories with other moms? Meeting new friends for you or your kids? Something to take away from a speaker? A new craft for you or for your kids? Leave us a comment about what is most important for you to leave with after each meeting and this will help us with planning our first year! We already have some great things planned...just click on the 2010-2011 schedule to check them out. Thanks in advance!