MOPS International

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  • Underpants

    It was rest time at my son’s kindergarten and the teachers diligently prepared the beds for the children, placing their sheet bags (brought from home) on each bed. When my son emptied his bag he was perplexed to find something ... Read More

MOPS International

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  • Play Is Not Just a Little Word

    If your world is like mine, it is full of checklists, shopping lists, reading lists and even a bucket list. But I bet the one list you do not have for your family is a play list! Most of us ... Read More

MOPS International

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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MOPS International

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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  • Hanging Hope in Motherhood

    Motherhood is a string of hope. I clip up my whispered longings as I breeze along the day with my tiny people in tow. Sometimes when the wind is too strong and those tiny people pull too hard, I yell. ... Read More

MOPS International

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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  • A Little Closer With JJ Heller

    Share your favorite Mom Hack. I learned this from my mother-in-law. Right before dinner, I set out a plate of raw veggies and call them “tasty treats.” The kids are so hungry that they gladly eat the veggies and even ... Read More

MOPS International

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  • Genesis of Hope

    My son hung his head. The words were flat, his voice weak and downcast. “God didn’t answer my prayer. Instead he just gave me a silly face.” The night before when the rash had first appeared, creeping its way up ... Read More

MOPS International

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  • Call for Submission – May 2017 Blog

    May 2017 Blog – Change  Submission Deadline: (600-900 word count)  Change is inevitable; regardless if we welcome it with open arms or fight it off with clenched fists, it happens. How we choose to engage with change can determine a ... Read More

MOPS International

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Type: Blog Article

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  • The Habit of Positivity

    If you could look inside my brain you might be surprised to find some pretty negative thoughts: “Nothing works out,” “Everything is too hard,” “He always forgets,” “They always leave messes.” Do I have optimistic thoughts as well? Yes … ... Read More

MOPS International

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Type: Blog Article

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  • Drawing Hearts

    I sat in a dark room and rocked our 6-month-old back to sleep for what seemed like the 1,000th time. “Dang it,” I muttered under my breath. London was going through a sleep regression. I felt a familiar tidal wave ... Read More

MOPS International

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  • Messages of Hope

    Share messages of hope and encouragement with all to see by writing them on this easy DIY felt message board. Materials ½ yard black felt Spray adhesive Frame with backing (any size) Iron on letters: 2 to 3 packets depending ... Read More

MOPS International

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Type: Blog Article

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  • Running For My Life

    “Hey Mom, you need to write about your running,” said my 10-year-old son. “Tell people why you run so much.” We were walking home from church, kicking ice balls down the sidewalk. I shivered a little harder. My son had ... Read More

MOPS International

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Type: Blog Article

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  • With Love, From MOPS

    Hello Momma, The last couple of weeks at MOPS have been a cyclone of hustle and bustle with the release of the new theme, Free Indeed, the launch of our new MOPS logo and magazine name, and an incredible night ... Read More

MOPS International

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MOPS International

Category: Content
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  • Play

    1 year old Burst Your Bubble Go old-school fun with this classic game. Materials: Bubble solution – lots of it – and bubble wands of all sorts. What to Do: Create a sea of bubbles around your child by blowing ... Read More

MOPS International

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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  • Free Indeed: MOPS Theme 2017-18

     MOPS 2017-2018 Theme: Free Indeed   Every year MOPS comes up with a rallying cry – a concept that will guide our entire tribe of women for the coming year. This year, we’re digging deeper into the idea of being ... Read More

MOPS International

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 weeks ago

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  • A Tribe of Foreigners

    We were all born foreigners. Our mothers’ wombs forced us to depart from the cozy comfort of a tiny space out into the cool, wide-open, confusion of the world. We were likely flung into the scent of humans, of antiseptic, ... Read More

MOPS International

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Type: Blog Article

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  • Not Alone

    “Did you fall?” she asks me pointing to the wounds on my fingers. She doesn’t even look up, while she throws the dices in attempt to score bunco. For a second I hesitate. I doubt between being honest and laughing ... Read More

MOPS International

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 weeks ago

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  • Finding My Village

    Following the birth of my first child, I felt as if I had walked through a veil; one that separated me from my previous life. I was in awe of how different my new life had become. I was in ... Read More

MOPS International

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  • Call for Submissions: July 2017 magazine

    Submission Deadline: April 6, 2017 (600-900 word count) Identity The way we identify ourselves is not always the truth of who we really are. A great part of our identity lies in what we think about ourselves and the names ... Read More

MOPS International

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Rage Against the Loneliness

    Lately the landscape of my mothering has been much less manicured and mostly messy. My life is a constant ebb and flow of laundry-dinner-dishes on a steady cycle of eat-wash-repeat. This lifestyle might not be glamorous, but it is important. ... Read More

MOPS International

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Type: Blog Article

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  • Olly Olly Oxen Free

    “Eight, nine, ten … ready or not here I come!” Giggles unmistakably coming from behind the curtains. Doing my best to play along, I feign a search throughout the living room making my way toward the window. Unable to control ... Read More

MOPS International

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Rebuilding Our Village

    The transition to two children was more difficult than my husband and I expected. This wasn’t due to lack of sleep or a needy big sister. Welcoming our second child came with some of my loneliest days. Our daughter was ... Read More

MOPS International

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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  • Life-Changing Tears

    It’s been almost six years since my building principal found me sobbing in the main foyer during the school day. Looking back, my plate was overflowing. My department had a new supervisor and was in upheaval about upcoming changes. I ... Read More

MOPS International

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Type: Blog Article

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  • Red Zone to Green Zone Community

    Ten years ago, my husband and I started playing soccer and helping kids with their homework at an apartment complex in our Chicago suburb. One afternoon, we overheard a police officer refer to these apartments as a “red zone” – ... Read More

MOPS International

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Type: Blog Article

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  • A Village of Mothers

    When we got married, my husband and I agreed we would wait at least three years to have children. This was a compromise between him saying, “Let’s have a baby right now, our clocks are ticking!” and me saying, “I’m ... Read More

MOPS International

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Type: Blog Article

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  • The Unbirthday

    In Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Alice stumbles upon a rather strange tea party in which she encounters the Mad Hatter and the March Hare known by all as utterly nutty. These poor fellows find themselves trapped in a constant ... Read More

MOPS International

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • The Bond Never Broken

    It started out as a journey to friendship. There we were, in a massive new city, and I knew two or three people, none of whom had children. But I had heard about this mom group that met at the ... Read More

MOPS International

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • When I Feel I am Too Much

    Guilt is my go-to emotion. It is like that perfect little black dress that goes with anything. I can dress it up, I can dress it down. It works for every occasion! Honestly, I don’t think it is just me ... Read More

  • 10 Small Ways to Find Adventure in the Midst of Motherhood

    There are many mornings I wake up and the day ahead of me doesn’t look that different than the day before. And tomorrow doesn’t promise to be much different. It’s as though I’m trapped in the movie “Groundhog Day,” repeating ... Read More

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