Moorpark MOPS Group Offers Community and Support to Mothers of Young Children
MOPS is an international organization which stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, but is for any mothers of newborns through children age 5. Every mom is welcomed, accepted and encouraged to reach her potential and recognize her influence within her family and her world. MOPS believes that better moms really do make a better world.
For over 35 years, MOPS has been creating local communities where moms gather to experience encouragement, support and hope. But, it doesn’t stop there! Through training and development customized to women in this stage of life, and through doable service opportunities, MOPS grows moms to make a better world.
“MOPS has changed my life. I am a better daughter, wife and mother because of MOPS,” says MOPS mom Amanda.
How does MOPS help make better moms that make a better world? Primarily through MOPS groups that meet all over the world in more than 30 countries and in over 4,000 groups in the United States. MOPS meets in Moorpark on the first and third Fridays of each month from 9:00 am to 11:30 am at Moorpark Presbyterian Church. Moms talk with other moms, share breakfast, hear from speakers, and engage in crafts. . Children are cared for by loving teachers and caregivers in our MOPPETS program. One MOPS mom, Sara, says, “MOPS makes me feel that I am not alone in this sea of motherhood.”
In addition to groups, MOPS International provides members with relevant mom-tested resources, including MomSense magazine and the MOPS Web site (www.MOPS.org) and books written specifically for moms.
Although mothering preschoolers is at times a lonely challenge, MOPS is providing a welcome break for moms, a chance for moms to make new friends, and an opportunity for moms to know they are not alone in the struggles and joys of raising young children.
For more information about Moorpark MOPS contact Cory Buxton at 805.796.8660 or come checkout our diaper changing station at Moorpark’s 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza. To find a MOPS group in your area, visit www.MOPS.org.
(There are currently other local MOPS groups in Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Ventura, Malibu and Port Hueneme.)