What is MOPs?
MOPS is a grassroots movement that believes moms are world influencers…
We believe that incubating hearts and giving just-because-hugs can change the course of history. That’s why we connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another.
MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and by preschoolers we mean kiddos from birth through kindergarten. We know it’s a little confusing so let’s just stick with “MOPS.”
We are moms, and we believe that better moms make a better world. - MOPs International www.mops.org
TOP 5 Things to Expect from MOPs The Harbour Kincardine:
Breakfast Hot breakfast! That sounds like heaven, eh? What if I told you the coffee is hot too? For a large portion of each of our meetings, we eat. Good things happen around tables and that is why we provide one (the table that is) each month. Come and take part in a good thing! We each take a turn to contribute to breakfast for a month (or two). Not a home cook - no worries the grocery store items are just as good: we just want to spend time with you!
Conversation We are women and we have been created to process and journey together through honest conversation. So before, during and after you eat - you can talk to your heart’s content. We strive to create a safe space for you to come and figure life out. Life is messy and mothering through the early years is hard. You aren’t alone - we are here for you.
Mentoring & Leadership Development Do you ever feel like you have more to give, once you have figured out your tiny human? Do you ever question if you (or your kiddo) will survive this stage? We offer opportunities to give back to the MOPs group in a team setting so you don’t feel like you are alone in this too! We also provide a woman of sage advice (we call them our Mentor Moms) to each table ready to listen and help you if you want it.
Creative Activities, Service Projects and Resources You got dressed today! Way to go! It’s a great accomplishment! During some of our meetings we provide a chance to create something simple that may or may not look like it came from Pinterest so that diapers aren’t the only thing you talk about at the end of the day. Need something or have a question? We will be able to answer as best as we can or point you in the right direction. And lastly, we like that MOPs is part of a larger local community so we like to give back. Service projects can include Christmas Hampers for the local town or even sending bras to a not for profit agency in Mozambique.
Childcare (MOPPETs program for children ages 0-4) We know that you love your kiddos but a break is well needed and deserved. So, while you enjoy our MOPs program your kiddos are having fun in our MOPPETs program with Plan to Protect trained volunteers. Yes, you can enjoy that extra plate of hot food, or one more cup of coffee!
Want to join us? Here are more details:
Cost - 40$ to be handed with registration
When - The MOPs year runs from October to June. We run two groups to accommodate for as many moms as we can! One group runs the 1st Thursday of each month and the other runs the 3rd Thursday of each month. Both groups begin at 9:15am and run until 11:15am.