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About Fayetteville Mops

Welcome to our blog! MOPS is a group for mothers of children from Birth to kindergarten age. As any mom can attest, the early childhood years are often full of a whole lot of laughter and tears. MOPS is a non-denominational Christian based organization meant to encourage and uplift moms by providing support and community during this crazy, busy time of our lives. Our group meets the second Monday of the month during the school year at The Grove Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Crafts of the Year

This year, we decided to alternate meetings with speakers and meetings with crafts. It always did feel a little uncomfortable to be cutting and pasting while someone was trying to talk to us about something! Now we can focus on … Continue reading

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Annual Cookie Photo

Well, we failed to get a photo of all the moms this Christmas, but we did get a portrait of our delicious creations. Excuse the wine glasses.

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Mama Bears

Our speaker this fall introduced us to all kinds of gear for keeping ourselves safe. Who knew that pepper spray could be such a cute accessory?? This glove with a small can of pepper spray would be great for walking … Continue reading

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Mom’s Night Out: San Lio

We had a last-minute change of venue for Mom’s Night Out when we found out that Cantina had closed. We decided to try a new Chinese restaurant, San Lio, on Dickson Street. It’s hard to tell, but the appetizer pictured … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

We had a great kick-off meeting in September to prepare for the MOPS year ahead. I always love the mix of old friends and new at our first meeting of the year. We always miss the moms whose kids have started … Continue reading

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Of Moms and Money

Maybe it was the time change, but most of us were running behind today. Fortunately in MOPS, there is no shame in showing up late! Everyone understands. Although . . . we’re especially understanding if you show up late bearing goodies like … Continue reading

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Trivia Night at Smitty’s Garage

We all pooled our knowledge and gave Trivia Night our best shot for Moms’ Night Out this month. Our team name was MOPS Moms. Our final scorecard shows that we came in 13th place. What it doesn’t show is that … Continue reading

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Blogging Mamas

(Appropriately enough, I’m writing this post with an 8-month-old baby girl playing on my lap!) Our guest speaker today was Jacqueline Presley, who started her blog Creative Outpour when her first child was born. She eventually leveraged that blog experience into … Continue reading

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Good Old-Fashioned MOPS

Today’s meeting started with a blast from the past, courtesy of a guest speaker from the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. She showed photographs and told stories about the many women who were mamas in the Ozarks just like us. We … Continue reading

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Another Year Passes

And now for my husband’s favorite MOPS event of the year: our Christmas cookie exchange! I always come home with a plate full of incredible treats, and this year was no exception:             (Don’t they look … Continue reading

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