Category Archives: Guest Speakers

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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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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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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Gardening with the Kids

Since we had such a small group at the last MOPS meeting I figured it was time to revive the blog and post a quick recap of our awesome meeting. Of course I took no pictures, so this will be … Continue reading

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Tips for Taking Better (and More!) Pictures Of (and with!) Our Kids

Our October speaker, Blaire Perry, gave us a lot of great information about the importance of taking — and backing up! — pictures of our kids and being in pictures with our kids even if it makes us uncomfortable. Several … Continue reading

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Helping Where We Can

After last month’s meeting with Laura from Arkansas Advocates, several of us were inspired and thinking about things we can do to help locally even with the limited amounts of time (and, let’s face it, resources) that most of us … Continue reading

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Obsessed with Extreme Couponing? Stay Tuned for Our May Speaker!

I have to admit to being just a wee bit obsessed with the TV show “Extreme Couponing.” It’s not to the level of Stephanie with the Duggars, but I find it absolutely fascinating that people would go to those extremes … Continue reading

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Check Out the Duggar Girls from Our Meeting!

I took a little video while four of the five Duggar girls who were sweet enough to come to out meeting were there, for your listening enjoyment.

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Upcoming Meeting, 4/11

Each month, the Fayetteville MOPS group (fayettevillemops.org, mops.org) has a guest speaker, usually a fellow mom, who helps us figure out how to enrich our lives as parents, wives, and women. Our next meeting, we will be joined by Lela Davidson, author of … Continue reading

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