Mothers of Preschoolers groups, or MOPS groups, are local communities that help moms be better moms by understanding their unique needs, challenges and joys in the vital years of early mothering. For more than 35 years, MOPS has been creating authentic communities where moms gather to experience encouragement, support and hope.
In Lewes, MOPS is hosted at New Covenant Presbyterian Church on Savannah East Drive. Every mom is welcomed and accepted. Meetings are held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month through May, starting Wednesday, Sept. 11. The first and third Wednesday of each month will have a scheduled field trip and play date.
At 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, is a kickoff preregistration event, a Sundae Social at New Covenant Presbyterian for families to come out and enjoy some ice cream while moms register for the upcoming 2013-14 MOPS year. Cost is $23.95 per year, which includes a MOPS bag, monthly magazine subscription and newsletter.
In addition to groups, MOPS International provides relevant mom-tested resources, including MomSense magazine, MOPS website and books written specifically for moms.
Although mothering preschoolers is at times a lonely challenge, MOPS is providing a welcome break for moms, a chance for moms to make new friends and an opportunity for moms to know they are not alone in the struggles and joys of raising young children.