Making mom friends is hard. MOPS helps. Find out what is MOPS, why you should join, and how it can make your motherhood journey a little better.
I am in charge of the crafts at my MOPS group. When I tell people that I always get asked: “What is MOPS?”
So I thought I would write up a quick post to help answer some questions and hopefully inspire some people to get out of their comfort zone and join a group.
MOPS stands for Moms Of Pre Schoolers.
MOPS is a group of women who are in the same stage of life as you. Almost everyone at the group will have a child whose age ranges from newborn to kindergarten age.
Each MOPS group is a little different but overall you can expect to have brunch, speakers, crafts, games, and time to talk to the ladies at your table. Those might not all happen at every meeting but those are consistent themes in most MOPS groups.
You sure do! Check with your local MOPS group but most of them offer childcare so that you can sit and relax and drink coffee while it’s still hot.
If your kids are in elementary school you can join MomsNext. It’s just like MOPS, but for moms of older kids. Some groups combine MOPS and MomsNext so that everyone can continue to come and be with their friends.
MOPS is for any mother with a baby, toddler or preschooler. There are also mentor moms who have grown children. They can offer you counsel on parenting and relationships from someone who has been through it.
It varies depending on your group. My MOPS group is held every other week during the school year. We also have a summer playdate every other week during the summer.
You can find one by simply going to MOPS.org.
No, you don’t. MOPS groups tend to be hosted at churches but you are not required to attend the church or to be a certain religion to attend. Everyone is welcome.
Yes, there is. You pay the MOPS International fee which is around $30. Groups may charge an extra fee to cover the cost of childcare.
You sure can! Everyone is allowed a free visit to check it out before you make a commitment to join.
MOPS is come as you are. If you want to dress up and wear your cute new outfit, do it. If you barely make it out of the house and you’re wearing yoga pants and a messy bun, still come.
We are all moms. We all know how mornings go.
I hope that this answers some of your questions and inspires you to make the jump to join a group of new friends.
If you have more questions about MOPS I would love to answer them. Leave them in the comments below.