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Mothers of Preschoolers starting up in Atlanta

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[September 04, 2012]  ATLANTA -- If you are the mother of a child from birth through kindergarten, Mothers of Preschoolers, or MOPS, is the group for you. It's a place for moms to connect with other moms of preschool-aged children. It's a place to experience mothering support, personal growth and spiritual hope while meeting new friends.

The group will have its first meeting on Sept. 5 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Atlanta Christian Church. Meetings will be on the first and third Wednesday of each month from September through May.

MOPS encourages moms to value mothering, whether they are working or stay-at-home moms. The group helps to equip each participant as a mother, woman and leader to be the best mom possible. 

A typical meeting will involve mothers dropping off their children in the nursery, where they will be cared for by volunteers. Then the mothers will be free to enjoy time with the other moms. The meeting will start with refreshments and conversation. Then there will be a speaker, presentation or demonstration on a variety of topics. There will also be a craft project, just for fun, while the moms get to know each other. The meeting will conclude with small group time, when the moms are divided into smaller groups for discussion time to get to know one another better.

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Simply put, MOPS is a safe place where moms can go and know that they are not alone in their mothering journey. MOPS provides resources and even mentor moms (moms who have "been there and done that") to help along the way.

For registration information, contact Melissa Smith at 217-520-9516 or the Atlanta Christian Church.

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