If you are a mother of preschoolers (infancy up to kindergarten), then this tip is for you.
I haven’t posted much about MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), but I want to today because it is an awesome lifeline for moms in the early years of mothering.
Becoming a mother changes your life – and that’s an understatement. Often moms can feel isolated, lonely, confused, and feeling like they don’t have any idea how to raise this sweet little child that has come into their lives.
That’s where MOPS comes in. MOPS is a place for moms to meet other moms in the same stage of parenting. A place where you can connect. A place to find help. A place simply to be able to eat a snack without having to share or be interrupted by your little one.
Many groups operate differently, but ours incorporates speakers, crafts, food, and time to chat with other moms. All while your precious children are having fun and being well-cared-for by volunteers from our church.
Here’s a link to the MOPS International website, where you can learn more about MOPS and you can also search to see if there is a group near you. I’m praying you find one and that you make a point of attending at least once or twice to try it out.
(P.S. – if you are not used to leaving your child with someone else, please try it out anyways! Both you AND your child need the experience! I would suggest not giving up after the first meeting – it can take some time for your child to get used to being away from you. But stick with it – it’s the first step of “letting go” – which is what ALL of us moms will have to do eventually!)