Welcome to West Side MOPS!
Meeting the 1st & 3rd Fridays
October 2014 thru May 2015 from
9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Registration is open!
West Side MOPS (Mothers-of-Preschoolers) is a support group for mothers of young children that has been an actively serving West Seattle for over 25 years! We recognize the incredibly important task that mothers are taking on and offer them a unique opportunity by providing a 2-hour retreat that includes childcare. It’s a chance for worn-out mothers to relax, enjoy a snack, an uninterrupted conversation, and to receive encouragement from our mentor moms. It’s also a wonderful place to forge friendships with other women who can empathize about these challenging preschool years.
Join us Friday, October 3rd at our first meeting and step up to the challenge of this year’s theme, Be You Bravely. “It seems that we spend all of our time doing two things. Living and waiting to live. If you are like us, that waiting to live category is comprised of a few things that make us uncomfortable. Things that require courage to act. For us it means that we have goals we want to accomplish, conversations that we need to have and risks we have been avoiding. Sometimes realizing how significant an action is makes it harder to accomplish. We become paralyzed from acting because starting feels risk. The urgency of the day-to-day demands become the easiest to achieve. What all of us seem to have in common is that we need a nudge, a nudge to help us get out of our ruts and routines so that we can begin risking bravely. At MOPS we believe that you were meant to live deeply…. Be You Bravely is designed to help us become more ourselves. To remind us that courage is always worth it and that we are all in this together.”
This year, each registered member will receive the Be You Bravely Guidebook, featuring different stories of courage and questions explore the different facets of bravery, such as the courage to be honest, to raise brave kids, and to forgive and be forgiven.
We meet twice a month at West Side Presbyterian Church in West Seattle. We meet formally October through May, the first and third Friday of the month from approximately 9:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m.
Childcare is provided by West Side Presbyterian volunteers, whom we lovingly refer to as our MOPPETS Helpers. Moms drop off the children in their pre-assigned MOPPETS rooms between 9:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. and then join the group in Howell Auditorium for some much-needed Mom Time.
West Side MOPS is a member of MOPS international.