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Newberg MOPS

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.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Meet the 2015 Steering Team....Andrea Valdez and Sarah Peterson!

This year we are fortunate enough to have TWO wonderful women sharing the Fundraising position on the Steering Team: Andrea Valdez and Sarah Peterson.  Get to know each of them and their beautiful families below:
Name: Andrea Valdez

Kids/Family: Husband Ryan, Andrew (4) and Ethan (2)

Favorite thing to do with my family:  Anything and everything – we enjoy being outdoors, road trips, movie nights, bowling, and so much more.   

Where I grew up:  Southern California – Ryan and I moved here in 2008 less than a year after we got married to buy a house and start a family and we truly love it here.

Hobbies (what I enjoy doing when a have some time to myself):  Reading, cooking/baking, watching non-animated shows on TV, exercising, seeing friends, just sitting and enjoying the peace and calmness of my usually loud and chaotic household (and I only have 2 kids!)  

Favorite MOPS memory:  Holding all the sweet newborn babies and it’s always a pleasure for me to hear Nancy Almquist!

What I enjoy most about MOPS:  The fellowship.  It’s so nice to be around a group of women that truly “get” where you’re at in life – your struggles, your triumphs.  And the deeps friendships I have developed are truly heaven-sent.

Why I joined Steering:  It is just something I felt called to do. 

The theme this year is a Fierce Flourishing.  What it means to me:  A Fierce Flourishing means that I will celebrate being the mother to my 2 boys with all my might. Even though it doesn’t always feel like it, being a mother of small children is about much, much more than crying babies and poopy diapers. I think that’s what this year’s theme is trying to remind us all.

Name: Sarah Peterson

Kids/Family: Wyatt (4) Emma (2)

Favorite thing to do with my family: Spending time outside together in warm weather!
Where I grew up: Klamath Falls, OR

Hobbies (what I enjoy doing when a have some time to myself): Working out, sitting in the sun with a magazine or a good book, and going out to coffee.

What I enjoy most about MOPS: Fellowship with other moms 

Why I joined Steering: I have always enjoyed coming to MOPS and thought it would be a good opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and be a part of a group that serves other moms.  

What I am looking forward to this year with MOPS: I look forward to building new relationships and diving deeper into what it means to truly flourish in my life as a mom.

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