Kids & Ages: Vivienne (5), Annabelle (3), Max (with Jesus)
Favorite thing about MOPS: The face to face connection with other moms and understanding that you are not alone. I also love the hot breakfast and coffee!
Something you thought you would never do as a mom: Catch vomit in my hands…
Best thing about being a mom: Hearing my kids call me “momma.” Catching their eye across the table and getting a smile that is reserved only for me. Being inspired by my kids capacity to love and learn. Their chubby little hands and feet!
Kid(s) & Age(s): Andrew (8) Allie (5) Aaron (2)
Favorite thing about MOPS: Getting to connect, share, and laugh with so many women who are in the same phase of life
Something you thought you would never do as a mom: lock myself in the bathroom to stress-eat mint Milano cookies
Best thing about being a mom: getting to really connect with my kids as they are getting older, and doing things together that we all really enjoy doing!
Favorite thing about MOPS: Belonging to a group of normal yet incredible moms who support each other
Something you thought you would never do as a mom: call the pediatrician about my son eating dog poop
Best thing about being a mom: Seeing God more deeply in the ordinary
Mentor Mom Coordinator
Kids & Ages: Tori (26) married to Tyler (expecting our first grandchild in Sept!!), Leigh (24)
Favorite thing about MOPS: I love having the opportunity to encourage and speak into the lives of women in the area of parenting and marriage. I’m blessed when it builds lasting longer term relationships with some of them and their families. And I love that MOPS offers me a means by which I can be obedient to the Titus 2 mandate for a woman in my season of life.
Something you thought you would never do as a mom: Never thought I’d consider putting my toddler in the garage when she needed disciplining!!! OMG. This was the one that figured out there was a side door to the garage, went out the door and to the front door and rang the doorbell! Need I say more? Just one of those stories you collect.
Best thing about being a mom: Seeing a part of myself, my husband, and our union carry on after me, often in a new and fresh way. Building a family with unique identity and characteristics and having the opportunity to leave a legacy that can matter and make a difference.
Kids & Ages: Kade (4) Lainey (2)
Favorite thing about MOPS: the community and fellowship with other moms raising kingdom builders
Something you thought you would never do as a mom: there are a lot of things, each story seems to involve bodily fluids of some kind --yuck!
Best thing about being a mom: watching my kids when they don’t know I’m looking, seeing their sweet personalities truly shine.
Kids & Ages: Hannah (4), Bridget (2)
Favorite thing about MOPS: I love having the support and friendship of Christian moms. I also love that MOPS has put me in the path of moms who I never would have met otherwise.
Something you though you would never do as a mom: I never thought I’d have to keep my kids from licking so many things! Don’t lick your hands, don’t lick the floor, don’t lick your sister!
Best thing about being a mom: The best part of being a mom is when we are all enjoying each other’s company, even if it’s jut laughing at the dinner table or snuggling at bed time, and I can pause and enjoy the moment and know that we are creating good memories. It’s the best knowing that they feel loved.
Kids & Ages: Mirabel (5)
Favorite thing about MOPS: meeting similar minded women and sharing our stories without judgment
Something you though you would never do as a mom: clean up so much poop
Best thing about being a mom: listening to children say the most profound and inspired things
Favorite thing about MOPS: My favorite thing about MOPS is being part of a community of moms who aren't afraid to do real, honest life together, learn from each other, encourage each other, and seek the Lord together as we desire to become the best moms we can be for our children. There's just a special camaraderie and understanding about life with littles amongst other moms in the same season.
Something you thought you would never do as a mom: legit forget how many days its been since I've washed my hair
Best thing about being a mom: For me, it's all of the little things- the big belly laughs from tickling the toddler, the way the newborn's head finds that perfect spot between my collar bone and my neck to nestle his head to sleep, the witty and grown up things my preschooler surprises us by saying, the excitement over new-to-them things in the world and experiencing it with them all over again, watching them sleep, and all the love I never knew I could feel that it sometimes stops me in my tracks.
Kids & Ages: Riley (5), Emma (3), Micah (1)
Favorite thing about MOPS: Being surrounded by a community of women who are in the same life phase!
Something you though you would never do as a mom: Buy a minivan
Best thing about being a mom: I feel like I have a high calling and purposes in raising up my children well. It’s been the most trying/best job in the world. I feel needed and loved.
Kids & Ages: Barrett, 18 months
Favorite thing about MOPS: Hot homemade breakfast and being able to vent, learn and hang out with other moms.
Something you though you would never do as a mom: I never thought I would wipe booger’s with my hands.
Best thing about being a mom: All the snuggles, sloppy kisses and being called "mommy!"
Kids & Ages: Will (16) step son, Kate (12) step daughter, Jeremiah (3)
Favorite thing about MOPS: I love being able to do life with other Christian women.
Something you though you would never do as a mom: I am often surprised by some of the things I say.
Best thing about being a mom: I really enjoy raising them and seeing how they grow.