Monday, December 21, 2009

MOP Cancelled

MOPS is cancelled due to unsafe conditions at the church at because BCPS are closed.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Traditions Booklet

Just in time for Thanksgiving, you can read about what our moms do for different holidays.
Download our traditions booklet by right clicking here (select "Save As..." from your menu).


MckLinky Blog Hop

OCC

A great thanks to all who donated for our Operation Christmas Child boxes. We were able to pack about 50 which is amazing for a group our size.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Arise! Cry Out!

WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2009, 9am to 1pm

Sponsored by Moms In Touch, this a worldwide day of extraordinary prayer for children and schools. The closest location to us is Grace Community Church in Kingsville. To find out more and register, go to www.MomsInTouch.org.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

First Meeting Announcement



It's time for...MOPS!


Our first meeting will be Monday, September 14, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., and meetings will be the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month after that (except Dec.).


Please come and enjoy a time of introduction to our theme of the year,


"Together on Planet Mom"


and enjoy eating, socializing and learning with moms like you.

Remember to bring your childcare donation of $5.00 per family

so that you can enjoy your two hours of "mommy time" (you know you need it :).



Also, please comment below to let us know if you will be there, and names and ages of the children you will have with you so that we can be prepared for each age group!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Picture this!

Believe it or not, it's not too early to get your Christmas card photo.

To help raise money for our MOPS group, Melissa Corkum Photography is offering complimentary sessions with a donation* to White Marsh MOPS. The money raised will be used to pay our childcare workers who graciously watch our kids so we can 2 hours of full-sentence conversation twice a month.


*suggested donation is $50. CDs and prints of photos are not included.

Please contact Melissa if you would like to schedule a session.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Encouragment for moms with kids-in-tow

I always hated the “stay at home mom (SAHM)” tag. I do not work outside of the home, but “stays at home ” would not be found on a list of phrases that describe me. If you know me at all, you know I like to do-do-do and go-go-go. Lately I’ve been calling myself a mom with kids-in-tow (always in tow). They go with me everywhere (except when they can’t). They go to coffee dates, shopping trips, volunteer activities, workouts/training, meetings and field trips (and sometimes work and doctor appointments). I take them places they enjoy too–playgrounds, beaches, zoos, playdates, museums, libraries, and more playgrounds. Besides being high energy, I also am an information hog. So we learn together–canning, crafts, cooking, baking, gardening, experimenting, sewing, photographing (is that word?).

Sounds stressful? It is. The more kids I have, the more dramatic life gets. The highs are higher and the lows are lower. I am also grouchier than I ever remember being.

This is getting rambly (another made up word, I think)…but stay with me.

Hop over here to read the rest.

Thanks!

I had the privilege of receiving a gift from Gail today that was given on behalf of you guys AHEM gals. So I wanted to say a very big...

THANK YOU!!

We have been so blessed by all of our MOPS friends.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Time flies...

...when you're having fun. Can you believe summer is entering its final weeks? White Marsh MOPS leadership is starting to think about our upcoming year.

What's that? We were supposed to do that last spring? I know, I know.

So as I was saying...we're starting to think about this year. We have a big concern about having enough adults to "man" or "woman" our childcare rooms--we have 3. We don't want to have 3 moms volunteering at every meeting so would you pray for wisdom and guidance and MORE VOLUNTEERS!?!!?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What to do? Wednesday.

Here's a new blog carnival that I started at my personal blog. I'll post a new activity/craft to try every week if you post yours!
http://www.thecorkums.com/blog/2009/06/10/what-to-do-wednesday

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Hearts At Home University

Have you always wanted to come to a Hearts at Home conference, but there isn't one close enough for you to attend?
Have you ever wished that Hearts at Home happened more than once a year?
Have you ever wanted your husband to be able to take your favorite Hearts at Home workshop right along with you?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, then the new Hearts at Home University webcasts are just for you!

Hearts at Home University is a new Hearts at Home resource designed to encourage and equip you in your journey as a parent! These live webcasts, affordably priced at $15 each, allow you to tap into continuing education as a mom on a regular basis right from the comfort of your own computer.

Summer Semester Webcasts

July 23, 20098:30-10pm Central Time";Redefining Romance"
A Live Webcast with Mark and Jill Savage

August 13, 20098:30-10pm Central Time";Keeping Your Ducks in a Relative Row"
A Live Webcast with Karen Ehman

June Mom's Night Out

Chocolate Making at the Cake Cottage
Monday, June 15, 7:00 - 9:00
Cost: $22.00
We need a minimum of 10 moms in order to do the class. We will make all kinds of chocolates, and we are sure to leave with lots of samples to take home after the evening is over. Please e-mail Kris Marsheck directly at kmarsheck[a]aol.com and let her know if you are interested. She will have to collect the monies ahead of time as the Cake Cottage wants to be assured there is commitment. We will talk again on Monday--bring your checkbook or cash .

Last Meeting

Well, summer is almost here, and so is our final MOPS meeting until the fall.
June 8 @9:30AM.

We are going to have a "Tea" party of sorts, so everyone please bring a snack to share....small sandwiches, fruit, veggies & dip, cheese and crackers, chocolate, cakes or breads, etc. We will provide the china, tea, coffee and other drinks. Also, come prepared to share with the group some ways that MOPS has helped you in your "Adventures in Mothering" this year. If you don't like to talk in front of people, just send me an e-mail and I can share it with the group :)

We will be honoring our childcare workers during the last half hour of the meeting...they mean so much to us!! Without them, we wouldn't be able to have our two hours of much needed "Mommy" time: conversation with other moms, learning more about mothering, praying for each other and sometimes just laughing and making a simple craft.

The children, weather permitting, will be having some "Water Fun!" so please pack a swimsuit, swim diaper, change of clothes and towel. You may want to bring an extra swimsuit or swim diaper just in case someone new comes or someone forgets theirs!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Creating a Legacy

Monday we talked about ways to leave a legacy for your family. It's more than just a fancy scrapbook, it's about creating traditions, passing down stories, and sharing memories. Most important is your family's spiritual legacy...your beliefs and values.

For those of you who are into the fancy scrapbooking side, here is the site we mentioned Monday with the fabulous unlimited page book sale...winkflash.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Announcements

Today is the last day to register for the MOPS Leadership Summit (www.mops.org/summit).

Because of Easter, we will meet the 1st and 3rd Mondays in April. Our first April meeting has come and gone, but join us on April 20th.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

5th Monday



We set aside 5th Monday nights for a much needed Mom's Night Out. They often turn into baby showers for arriving Moppets as was the case last night. Still waiting on word about little Owen David...

Hope

We finished the MOPS curriculum DVD last meeting. The topic...hope. Who around you has renewed your hope? What is making hope elusive in your life? Leave a comment and let us know.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Kids Clothing Exchange Dates

The Spring/Summer Kids Clothing Exchange event is nearing! This event at Pine Valley Swim Club is only held twice a year, so you won’t want to miss it!

The event dates and times are:

Saturday, March 28, 9:00-5:00p.m.
Sunday, March 29, 11:00-3:00p.m.
Monday, March 30, 9:30-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31, 9:30-5:00p.m.
Wednesday, April 1, 9:30-5:00p.m.
Thursday, April 2, 9:30-5:00p.m.
Friday, April 3, 9:30-5:00p.m.
Saturday, April 4, Half Price! 9:00-5:00p.m.
Sunday, April 5, Half Price! 11:00-3:00p.m.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Inaugural Post

Welcome fellow MOPS! I hope this blog provides us a place to introduce new friends, keep in touch, and gather a little extra encouragement. If you already attend and miss a meeting, hopefully you'll be able to catch up here. If you just found us, feel free to stop by a meeting and see what we're all about. We're a little zany but what mother of preschoolers isn't?