Friday, March 10, 2017

Wonderstruck on March 23rd, from 7 - 9 pm




Please join us at the next MOPS on Thursday night, March 23rd, from 7 - 9 pm.

This month Hasbrouck Heights MOPS warmly welcomes MOPS coach, speaker and blogger, Nydia Stecky.
Growing up as a first-generation American, I often felt lonely and ordinary...like there wasn't anything very special about me.  My mom & dad left their country, and all of their family, to make a better life for themselves and build a future family in the United States.  Through those early years of my life, my Heavenly Father consistently whispered in my heart, "You are mine."  Now, as a wife to my best friend, Ben, and mom to our 3 children, He continues to whisper that same promise to me.  God still picks up my broken pieces and faithfully creates better pictures than I would've ever designed for myself.  It is my hope that YOU will leave this blog knowing that you, too, are never alone and that a passionate God uses the ordinary and does the extraordinary.
When I am not homeschooling or chauffeuring my athletic kids, I am trying to get alone time with my husband, serving MOPS leaders as a MOPS Community Coach, or writing on my blog One Ordinary Mom.



Thursday, March 9, 2017

Whispering Kindness - 02/23 Recap



As always, we had a wonderful and insightful time together.  We shared our experiences from the Kindness Challenge that we are engaged in. We got to watch a thought provoking video by Shaunti Feldhahn. We also got to enjoy time with each other over some yummy food.










Sunday, January 22, 2017


Light In My Darkness on January 26th - Recap





It was a wonderful night of mama time together, as always. 

Attired in pajamas and slippers and snacking on delicious homemade pies, we got to listen to some mamas share stories of how they overcame a dark season in their life, giving encouragement and hope to all of us. 

We also got to indulge our creative selves.. 















Tuesday, December 27, 2016

"The Star of Wonder" on December 29th - Recap


We had a lovely group of mammas who came out for the Star of Wonder meeting. 

We got to listen to an insightful and thought provoking message from a wonderful woman of God. Here are a few points from the message:

1. Change begins with you - reflect on what you think needs to change in you and work on changing it.
2. Enjoy the journey.
3. Always remember that you are fearfully and wonderfully made.
4. See the best in your children and help them to be the very best they can be.
5. Have realistic expectations of your children.
6. Teach your children to stand as individuals.
7. Pray for your children everyday.
8. See difficult circumstances as an opportunity to change something in your life.
9. Keep scripture in your heart.

The MOPS Offline group presented the drama - No Room In The Inn.















Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Kindling Your Twinkle on November 17th - Recap


The night's topic revolved around how to show kindness to our children by diffusing our anger.

Our guest speaker Lisa-Jo Baker shared personal stories and warmly shed light and hope into a topic that is often taboo. 

We also shared some fun moments together with all the mamas who attended and enjoyed the yummy snacks provided by Dana's Dazzlers.


Recap of "WONDERfull You"


It was such a joy to meet with all the mamas who came out for the "WONDERfull You" night.

We watched Louie Giglio's video on 'Laminin' which made most of us get goose bumps at God's glory and how He literally holds us together!

As part of our honour of pregnancy and infant loss awareness month, we played this beautiful video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxZhEcTzn6Q









Thursday, October 13, 2016

2016-2017 Season Began with Warmth Around the CampFire


It was wonderful to get together around the campfire, meet old friends and make new ones.