Welcome to Newberg 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 MOPS connects 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.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The deadline for MOPS moms to have priority to sign up is Monday, September 22nd. After that you will still be able to sign up to have a table at the bazaar, but sign ups will be open to the public as well. For example, if you sell Wildtree products and you aren't signed up by the 22nd to have a table and someone from outside of MOPS signs up to sell Wildtree products and you aren't signed up you will lose your chance. In order to sign up you can send Angela Kantz an email and let her know you are interested and what products you will be selling. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have your form filled out and be ready to pay or make a plan to pay with Angela by the October meeting. The cost is $20 per table space if you are a part of MOPS.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Favorite MOPS memory – I really don’t have one favorite memory that comes to mind, but I really enjoyed helping out at the Christmas Bazaar last year. It was awesome to see how many people supported our bake sale. I also really enjoy chatting with other moms during the meetings without interruptions.
Why did you join steering - I joined because I really like MOPS and have enjoyed being a part of this group and I really wanted to get more involved and meet other moms outside of my table group.
What are you most looking forward to for this year of MOPS – I am looking forward to hearing the different speakers and meeting new moms that will be at my table group.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Favorite MOPS memory-Making nest necklaces at Mom's time out
Why did you join steering-To help make this group a fun place for moms to come and get renewed and refreshed
What are you most looking forward to for this year of MOPS-Planning fun activities for moms to enjoy and encouraging other moms in this crazy journey called parenting.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Position: Discussion Group Leader
Kids/Family: My husband Joseph and I have been married for 9 years. We are blessed with our sweet and spicy daughter Hope (4) our wiggly worm son Tad (1), two kittens, and our two chickens, Flip and Flap.
Favorite MOPS memory: This is my first year being a part of Newberg MOPS, but at my last MOPS group we had a Mom's Day Out to the local Tea Shop which was tons of fun. I loved the low key environment and the ability to chat casually with everyone.
Why did you join steering: I am really excited to get more involved in the Newberg community since I have been away from it for so long. I also love helping people connect and supporting other moms, so I thought this would be a great way of jumping in before too many other commitments clutter up my life. I tend to be a bit commitment shy quite honestly, so I figured it was now or never.
What are you most looking forward to for this year of MOPS: I am looking forward to making new friends and connecting with old ones. It is so helpful to me to have an opportunity to share my story with others and hear their stories in return. MOPS reminds me I am not alone in this sometimes lonely walk as a mom, and that is invaluable. I also love the opportunity for my kids to experience time away from me in a safe environment.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Kids/Family - My husband Doc and I have been married for 10 years and we have three daughters-Kennedy who is 6, Reece is 4 and Taylor is 1.
Favorite MOPS memory - I don't have a particular favorite but I do remember on a few occasions when it was a MOPS morning and I was frazzled and having a hard time getting everyone out the door. I felt like it would have been easier to stay home but we went anyway and afterward I arrived home refreshed and feeling like a better mom. My cup was filled by the ladies at my table who could relate to the ups and downs of motherhood and offered support and kind words.
Why did you join steering - It was one of those things I felt drawn to but hadn't fully decided on until I heard myself piping up to volunteer. I arrived home that day and wondered what had just happened but I knew MOPS was exactly what I needed in my life and I wanted to be involved in a bigger way. I am very excited about this years theme "Be You Bravely" because I am a fairly introverted person and to join Steering is truly going to be a personal test of being myself bravely.
What are you most looking forward to for this year of MOPS - I'm looking forward to seeing old friends again and meeting new ones. And honestly, sitting down to breakfast and a nice cup of coffee with friends is pretty great.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Name- Heather Luben
Position – Care
Kids/Family- My husband and I have been married
for 13 years. Our kids include Isaiah, age 9, Luci, age 5,
Nehemiah, age 1, and Kayson, our angel baby.
Where did you grow up- I grew up in Seattle, WA
What did you do before kids- I was in grad school when Isaiah was born...so I guess I just went to school until I had kids!
Hobbies- I like to sew and cook! I have an etsy store that I started about a year ago. I host craft night and freezer meal workshops at my house to keep my creativity up :)
Favorite MOPS memory- I really like the mom's night out activities!
Why did you join steering - I was on steering for a couple of years, and loved to be involved in the planning. I love to make things for people, so I've rotated through the craft-y roles of steering.
What are you most looking forward to for this year of MOPS- Making new friends.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Position – Finance
Kids/Family – Lily (3 ½) Hayden (2 ½ months)
Favorite MOPS memory – I have many favorite MOPS memories! Do I have to choose one? I guess I would have to say that I most enjoy the Moms Time Outs. Necklace making, fondant class, meet and greets and so much more! I can’t choose just one!
Why did you join steering – I joined steering as a personal challenge. I tend to be a shy person and get a little too comfortable with my simple day to day life. I knew I needed to branch out and meet other moms. I needed to challenge myself and step outside of my comfort zone. It was announced at my very first MOPS meeting that the crafts position was open. This was right up my alley. I decided to dive right in and go for it. This ended up being a great decision. The friendships and comradery I have experience by being a part of steering has been amazing. After 2 years doing crafts, I am now giving finance a try.
What are you most looking forward to for this year of mops – I am most looking forward to learning. The knowledge I have gained from other MOPS moms over the past 2 years is priceless. In terms of raising a preschooler and getting through all the stages that crop up between birth and age 5, some moms have been there before, some are there right now and some have yet to get there. Each of us has different experiences and knowledge to share. It’s fun to share the good times with friends, but also good to know that you are not alone during the rough times. I think there is truly something special and powerful about a woman’s relationship and bond with other women.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Position - Mentor Mom
Kids/Family - Tim (21), Mark (21) and Andrew (17)
Favorite MOPS memory - Learning years ago from the MOPS International President Elise Morgan - it was ok to be imperfect as a Mom.
Why did you join steering - I am passionate about encouraging Moms to be the blessed and amazing woman they are. If I can give hope, courage and inspire a woman to see herself as God does - I have done what I was created to do.
What are you most looking forward to for this year of mops - Seeing our returning Moms and their kiddos and meeting the new ones. (It gives me great joy to walk this journey with other young Moms!)
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Kids/Family- My husband Ben and I have been married for 9 years and we have two sweet littles, Noah will be 4 in September, and Selah is 7 months.
Where did you grow up - I pretty much grew up in Newberg. I've lived here since I was 10.
What did you do before kids- before kids I worked full time, I read more, sewed, and got more sleep.
Hobbies - I enjoy reading, quilting, playing games, and being with friends.
Favorite mops memory - Hmmm one specific memory doesn't come to mind.
Probably what I like best is laughing with my table group and the friendships that come from that time.
Why did you join steering- I joined steering to get more involved. I like planning things and being apart of a team. This is my 3rd year on steering and I really enjoy it!
What are you most looking forward to for this year of MOPS- I am really excited about the theme of mops, and the challenge to really live into 'being myself bravely'. I'm hoping to work on accepting myself AS I AM, instead of trying to fit into something that I am not, and not doing that in secret but with other moms all around me.
Monday, July 14, 2014
When: Second Monday of the month September-May from 8:45-11
Where: Newberg Christian Church: 2315 Villa Rd, Newberg, OR 97132
Why: To take a breather from your hectic life and enjoy some guest speakers, talk with other moms, make a craft and eat some food. Childcare is provided for your little ones!
Cost: $90 for the year (scholarships are available)
Registration will be on August 11th anytime between 9-11 at Newberg Christian Church in the parking lot. There is a kid’s playground for your kids to play on that will be supervised by MOPS moms while your fill out your paperwork. If you come with registration forms pre filled out (print them off from this blog, you can find them on the right hand side) you will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 coffee gift card.
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Only two months left of MOPS before we take a break for the summer. :-(
In this newsletter you can find out about our outings in April and read more about joining our MOPS steering team. We need you! Looking forward to seeing everyone in a few days and hearing Beth Woolsey speak.
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