What is MOPS
Mothers of Preschoolers is dedicated to the belief that "Better Moms Make a Better World" and that moms of young children need encouragement during these critical and formative years. MOPS gives mothers of preschoolers (those with children ages birth through kindergarten) the chance to meet with other moms in the same phase of life. During our meetings you will have the opportunity to socialize, enjoy refreshments, listen to a speaker, meet in small groups and engage in creative activities. Your children are lovingly cared for in their own program called MOPS KIDS. Stay-at-home moms and employed moms, single, married or teen moms; regardless of religion or creed, all are welcome at MOPS. For more information about MOPS International, visit www.mops.org.
About Our Group
As mothers of preschoolers, we pour our time, energy and hearts into caring for others. MOPS exists to recharge us and give us a break from our daily routine. We come together as mothers and women in need of a friend, a laugh or a bit of adult conversation. At each meeting we share a hearty, homemade breakfast and spend time learning and growing in our career called "mom". We want to create an environment that encourages you to develop new friendships, while strengthening the ones that already exist. Our group at MOPS of Clarendon Hills ranges from brand new to seasoned veterans, from Brookfield to Lisle and any Western Suburb in between. We strive to create the perfect sounding board for those nagging questions only a mom can have, like "what is the best way to transition a nap schedule?" or "how do I keep my own identity while still being a great mom?" We know that being a mom is a self-sacrificing commitment full of ups and downs and we invite you to join us at MOPS. We welcome any moms who are pregnant or have children ages birth through kindergarten.Click here for a map to our campus.
2019-2020 MOPS Registration Fee: $86.95
Breakdown of MOPS Registration Fee: Membership is just $31.95 for the entire year.
Here's what you get when you get when you join our community:
One of the first ways we welcome you into MOPS is with our TO THE FULL Welcome Kit, delivered right to your doorstep! This kit includes a journal to help moms embrace fun, prayer cards, iron-on patches to remind moms to fear less, encouraging stickers, theme print, magnet and key chain. (It matches our annual theme and is delivered right to your doorstep!)
We've brought in experts to share advice on the things you care about most... Every. Single. Week. They are short, sweet and insightful. We will share fresh perspectives on mothering, finances, sex, work, technology, marriage, faith and health, just to name a few.
Access To Collectives
Collectives are short, topic-based gatherings that typically meet once a week for six to eight weeks to work through a small-but-mighty workbook that focuses on growth and discovery within a single topic. MOPS Members can download the Participant Guides for FREE at the MOPS Members Site. There’s no startup fee for a Collective! Just gather a few friends and make room for more meaningful conversations. Learn more here.
Access To Member Site
You’ll get access to our Member Site, where you can easily find helpful and encouraging videos, articles, discounts and more – all in ONE place. Think of it as your go-to spot for mama wisdom and inspiration. We built it for moms just like you, and it’s packed with resources to help you successfully get through each day.
Make a difference for moms around the globe. Support and connect with a sisterhood that spans worldwide in over 40 countries.
Meeting Dates and Times
MOPS of Clarendon Hills has one group that meets on Thursdays throughout the school year, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. each day. Click here to register.
Coordinator: Kristin McDonough
MOPS KIDS Team Leader: Jenny Kusreau
Hospitality Leader: Meghan Landers
Discussion Group Leader: Maria Isabelli
Care and Connections Leader: Di Anders
Creative Leader: Mary Macak
Mentor Mom Leader: Kathy Bennett
Outreach Leader: Whitney Meador
Finance & Registration: Sarah Ruse
MOPS KIDS is what we call our children's program. This program was created to be so much more than simply childcare. Just like MOPS fulfills the moms, we want MOPS KIDS to fulfill our kids. It provides a thoughtful, faith-based curriculum for each age group, taught by our fully-trained volunteers. Each meeting, the children are involved in planned activities, such as games, story time, crafts and play. We want MOPS KIDS to be a time for them to enjoy social growth and spiritual enrichment.
We meet at the Christian Church of Clarendon Hills inside the Student Center. Please park in the south and west parking lots and enter through Entrance 3.
What is MOMSnext
We are mothers of elementary aged children seeking encouragement and knowledge in the next stage of parenting. We get together monthly to talk and learn in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Experts teach us about topics that are relevant to today's parenting needs. There is plenty of time for collaborative discussions to share thoughts and ideas with each other. Our goal is to help equip you to intentionally make parenting decisions that will provide a strong foundation for your children.
Meeting Dates and Times
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
WBS was created with you in mind. Our mission is to encourage spiritual growth, leadership development and Christian connection among women to prepare us for works of service for Christ in our families and communities. Our mission was inspired by our guiding Bible verse: "... to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ."
Ladies, come join us for the fall Women’s Bible Study entitled, “All Things New,” by Kelly Minter. The Wednesday morning study meets from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., and the evening study meets on Sundays from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. starting in September. More information regarding registration coming soon. For questions email Jen Adair for the morning study and Kelli Preto for the evening study.