So, what is this MOPS & MOMSnext thing?
MOPS stands for “mothers of preschoolers” – but don’t let that confuse you. MOPS is about meeting the needs of every mom of a child from conception through kindergarten and all the way through they school and teenage years. #eggsto18 Whether you’re urban, suburban, rural, stay-at-home, working, teen, adoptive, special-needs, single or married, MOPS is for you!
Being moms is what brings us together and allows us to build a community. The early years of being a mom are just as foundational to you as they are to your baby, and those years are filled with unique needs that other moms instinctively understand.
MOPS is a place where moms can come to be encouraged and supported by other moms who are in the very same season of life…and best of all, to make some great friends! You do not have to be a “church-goer” or a specific denomination to join us.
So what are you waiting for?
Come join us and be welcomed into a community of mom friends!
What Can You Expect?
Community: Leland MOPS & MOMSnext provides an open, caring, and accepting atmosphere where women can come together to share this important season of life.
Mentoring: Mature women listen, encourage, and offer information and perspectives gained through experience.
Practical Instruction: Presentations focus on areas of common interest, offering inspiration and information that is relevant to the life of a mother.
Leadership Development: MOPS & MOMSnext groups are organized and run by mothers of preschoolers, as well as for mothers of preschoolers. Women who are involved in MOPS gain confidence in their leadership skills through the training and experience they receive from MOPS.
Discussion: The intimate and accepting atmosphere of a small group offers moms a chance to share their successes, failures, questions, and concerns. It is during these times that a mom realizes that she is not alone, and lifelong friendships are formed.
Teaching: Topics presented at MOPS & MOMSnext meetings celebrate motherhood and meet a mom’s unique needs during this season of life.
Creative Activities: Through creative projects and presentations, women are encouraged to experience the sense of accomplishment that comes with trying and finishing new things.
MOPPETS & Nursery: During MOPS meetings, children are cared for in a program called MOPPETS, where they experience love in a preschool-like setting. For the really little ones, we have qualified nursery caregivers.