I am a mom to three, Grayson (5), Dahlia (3) and baby Rowan (5 months). My favorite thing about MOPS is the feeling I get when I walk into a meeting. No matter how crazy the morning was I know in about to get a full plate of hot breakfast, a sweet coffee and just sit among my people. Something I never thought I would do is teach my kids about God. I was an atheist most of my life so to be all in for Jesus and have my faith so central to my identity and parenting is still such a big deal to me. The best part of being a mom is all the extra laundry and dishes....ha just kidding. It's knowing the love I pour out is not just changing my kids lives but generations to come.
DGL/MM Culture Leader
My name is Cyrena Leniger. I have four amazing children. Judah(10), Luke (8), Caleb (5), and Ariella (1.5). From toddler to pre-teen we have them all in our house and it is just as crazy as it sounds! I love how MOPS brings women together and helps us through the difficult season that early motherhood often is. MOPS has shown me it’s ok to be imperfect and that life is better in community. When I envisioned motherhood I never pictured catching vomit in my hands or daily lectures about wearing shoes. To me, the best part of motherhood is getting to relive childhood. I rediscovered a universe of play, adventure, silliness and fun. I have learned so much from my herd of little people!
I have two kids, Riley (3) and Brady (1). This will be my fourth year in MOPS! There are so many things I love about MOPS especially the fellowship with moms who are in the same season of life, what you learn from the amazing speakers, and the two hours I get to sit with hot food and coffee while my kids are being taken care of. I never thought I would think of a trip to the grocery store by myself as a “treat” and want to go to bed by 9:30 on a Friday night! One of my favorite things about being a mom is seeing the world from little peoples eyes. I love the sheer joy they get from the littlest things! I also love the privilege of getting to steward little hearts and the next generation.
I have 3 kiddos, Carson (6), Addison (4), and Hayden (1). My favorite thing about MOPS is being in a room full of other women going through the same stage together! I never thought I would use some of the phrases my mom used that use to annoy me so much...and now I pretty much use them all! The best thing about being a mom is the unconditional love you get to experience, both on the giving and receiving end.
I have one little guy, Cohen (18mo). My favorite thing about MOPS is the coffee if I’m being honest. (Followed closely by childcare and seeing my Mama friends!) In my wildest dreams I never imagined myself peeing with a child on my lap. Despite the lack of privacy, motherhood has so many pockets of joy! One of my very favorite things is singing and dancing in my kitchen with my kiddo. My life has never been more full of laughter and weirdness!
I have 2 girls: Austyn (3) and Breanne (2).
My favorite thing about MOPS is the mentor moms. They are so full of wisdom and grace. They give me fuel to parent with love and patience. Something I’d never thought I’d do as a mom is listen to nursery rhymes every time I’m in the car with my kids. The best thing about being a mom is the amount of love and mercy I’ve discovered in my heart.
Hospitality & DGL/MM Culture Leader
I am the mama to three little kiddos, Ainsley (3), Aiden (15months), and Avery (10 weeks)...And life is nuts and so beautiful! I love how MOPS has taught me to be be an intentional and joyful mother. MOPS is so amazing for the friendships made and the many teachable moments to grow as a mama!! Before becoming a mom, I didn't know it was possible to have so much food always on me. I love being a mother and the unconditional love! I love how my children look at me and I am the one person who they trust the very, very most in this world and at these moments I know raising them will be the most important thing I will ever do in my life!
I’m Mama to my incredible 3 yr old daughter, Banner Truth. What I love most about MOPS is the need it fills! I don’t know any demographic who simultaneously needs Jesus and friendship-in-fellowship more than mothers to youngsters, and MOPS certainly promotes both! Before becoming a mom, I was scared to death of messing up in motherhood, I since know messing up is name of the game and I now welcome the moments where swift apologies on my end are necessary and appreciate how they’ve offered a rightful amount of humility and growth. The best part of being a mom is rearing and shaping your very own, pocket sized buddy and of course, all the FUN!!!
I have two kids that are growing up way too fast. Ellyse (7) is my firecracker and Macklin (5) is the sweetest boy in the whole world. My favorite thing about MOPS is how life giving it is. I never thought I would be ok going back to sleep after being peed on. Last but not least, the best thing about being a mom is you always have a little friend(s) by your side. These little people discovering life for the first time and I get to do it with them.
I am Mama to Emersyn Taylor (4), Remingtyn Kennedy (1), and Casher Strait (2 months). My favorite thing about MOPS is the community, especially being away from my home state. I was so blessed by my small group after having son. I never thought I would go back to bed with baby poop on my sheets covered up by a burp cloth, but here I am. The best thing about being a mom for me right now is their excitement for all the things. I love watching their faces light up at the small things in life.
If you have ever felt like you aren’t enough, if you have forgotten to have fun or feel like you have lost your spark, then this is the fresh start you have been waiting for.