Thursday, May 26, 2011

No Mom Alone

If you've been part of a MOPS group for any amount of time you have probably heard the language "No Mom Alone". It is the MOPS mission to reach each and every mom where they're at. To be a source of encouragement, community, friendship, and help. To show and give love with no expectation of a return. To offer hope in a hopeless situation....I could go on and on....

I know that time after time I have had the great blessing of being on the receiving end of some "MOPS love". Today I am overjoyed to share with you how we can be on the GIVING side.

We,here in FL, have been fortunate to not have to deal with any devastating weather so far but sadly our MOPS friends in Joplin, MO have faced the storms and lost much...including homes. Please remember to pray for these families daily!

I can't imagine what it would be like to tell my daughters that everything they love and cherish is gone. Dress up clothes, Buzz and Woody dolls, a favorite blankie...gone...It pains me to think about what this must be like. (And that's not even thinking about the "essentials" like wipes, diapers, and pacis....)

Tracey Solomon, a MOPS leader, has set up an Amazon Wish List to benefit the MOPS moms in Joplin, MO and their neighbors. (Isn't that awesome!?!? Thanks, Tracey!)

It's as simple as this: visit the link below, make a purchase (or 5... ;-) and the items will automatically be sent to College Heights Christian Church in Joplin, MO and distributed to the MOPS families in need and to others in the community.

Happy Shopping:

Jennifer Sabin over at Family Musings gave a great shopping tip! "If you decide to make a donation, you should sign up for Amazon Mom first. This will get you free shipping on several items in this Wish List (plus stuff you might buy for yourself down the road)." Thanks, Jennifer!

So let's put some action to "No Mom Alone"! We might not know these moms on a personal level but we all have so much in common....we are MOPS!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Updated Playdate Schedule!

We had to adjust the dates for the play dates this summer, so make sure you check it out before making your plans. :)

Playdate Schedule:


June 7 and 14

Join us at Christina Park

On the corner of 540 and S. Fla

(behind the bank)


June 21 - Aug 9th

9:30am - 11:30pm



Come beat the heat with your kiddos and bring some friends with you!

It’s a great way to get some new friends introduced to MOPS.


August 16th and 23rd

9:30am - 11:30am

Sunflower Playground/Barnett Park

Bring your swimsuits and take

advantage of the splash pad!

See ya this summer!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tea and Testimony

We had a wonderful time at our last MOPS meeting, Tea and Testimony. We heard from several mothers who shared how MOPS changed their life. It's so important to remember that we can make a difference in someone's life simply by inviting them to join us. You never know what a mom is going through and you can change their life! If you would like to receive some business cards to share with moms during the summer or would like more information about our MOPS group, please email us at with your address and we will get those things to you!

Don't forget to join us for play dates this summer!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Summer Play Schedule

Although our regular MOPS schedule is winding down, summer fun has just begun! 

Playdate Schedule:
June 7 - July 26th 
9:30am - 11:30pm
Come beat the heat with your kiddos and bring some friends with you! It’s a great way to get some new friends introduced to MOPS. 
August 2 - 23
9:30am - 11:30am
Sunflower Playground/Barnett Park
Bring your swimsuits and take 
advantage of the splash pad!

Also, you can plan on seeing a movie with your kids:

Summer Movies @ Lakeside

10am every Tuesday, Wednesday 
and Thursday.
Doors open at 9:30am.

June 14, 15, 16
Shrek Forever After (PG)
Ramona & Beezus (G)

June 21, 22, 23
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG)
How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

June 28, 29, 30
Karate Kid (PG)
Nanny McPhee Returns (PG)

July 5, 6, 7
Veggie Tales (G)
Cats & Dogs: Revenge of
Kitty Galore (PG)

July 12, 13, 14
Evan Almighty (PG)
Marmaduke (PG)

July 19, 20, 21
Despicable Me (PG)
Barnyard (PG)

July 26, 27, 28
Yogi Bear (PG)
Narnia: Voyage of the
Dawn Treader (PG)

August 2, 3, 4
Gulliver’s Travels (PG)
Megamind (PG)

MOPS will return in full force on August 30th!

We look forward to spending some time with you this summer.  It's never too late to be a part of the MOPS family.  

Ida and Brittany