Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fall 2011 Schedule and Momsense Theme Posted!

We had a great Launch Night and were delighted to see many new faces!  If you missed Launch Night, please feel free to join us at our first meeting on September 2nd where we will divide into our discussion groups for the year.  The new schedule and theme for the year is now posted under the 2011-12 Theme/Schedule tab. The breakfast schedule will be posted once groups are announced.  It looks like it should be a great year ahead!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Launch Night 2011-12 !!

Join us as we launch our 2011-12 year and introduce this year’s theme, Momsense!  We will be sharing a schedule of this year’s meetings and registering all moms and
children for the upcoming year.  We hope to see you there!
*No Childcare Provided at Launch Night*

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Summer Outings

A schedule of summer MOPPETS playdates and Mom's Night Out events is listed under the Events tab!  Have a great summer!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Our Last Meeting for Spring 2011

Today was our last meeting for our spring sememster!  Mothers exchanged "Unbirthday" gifts and ate yummy birthday cake!  We also had a picture slideshow that documented all that our group has done over the last year.  We were delighted to have Heather Riggleman from Kearney Teen MOPS come to share her story, as well as speak to us about Teen MOPS.  She shared that although some of the struggles that teen moms go through differ from older moms, we are all the same; we need support and share the desire be the best moms we can be! You can visit Heather's blog by clicking here.

Monday, February 28, 2011

MOPS March 4th Meeting Cancelled

We will not be having our MOPS meeting this week as school has been closed on Friday March 4th due to the Minden girls' basketball team qualifying for the state tournament. We will see you on March 25th for our next meeting!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Going "Unplugged"

At the last MOPS meeting the topic and discussion was centered around going "unplugged" in your household.  A challenge was presented to limit (or eliminate!) the time your children spend in front of the TV or computer.  In this month's MomSense magazine there is an article written by Carla Foote called TV-Free Fun where she says her children "survived and even thrived without the TV".  National TV Turnoff week is April 18-24, so why not limit the time now and see how it goes?  In April when it's nice and kids can go outside-give it a try-go TV free!  See if they (and you!) can go without it for a whole week!  Jim Trelease, author or The Read-Aloud Handbook also has a great brochure on his website called The Connection Between TV and School Scores that gives even more reasons for you to shut off the set. There is another great article on called The Great Unplugged Challenge which shares sucess stories from families.  This is also a great site for finding fun activities to do with your kids as well.  Another great site with ideas is, as well as  There are so many others out there!  Leave a comment and share some of your favorite links that help you make the most of the time you spend with your children. :)