Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Recap - Courage to Adopt/Favorite things - December 18

Hope you guys enjoy a few of my Favorite Things!

We had such a fantastic evening as we heard from Jill about having the Courage to Adopt and how it has blessed her family!

Our lovely brave friends who shared with us their favorite things sure walked away with some fantastic points!

Props to Dana's fantastic cranberry punch - I just kept going back for more!


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Recap - Courage to Be Too Much – November 20th

While the little ones enjoyed a special turkey dinner with their Moppets leaders, us mamas got to sit around, catch up and just enjoy the company of our fellow moms. I just want the Moppets leaders to know how much our little ones enjoy the time they spend with you and look forward to coming each month. I am grateful for each of your and your generosity. 

We had a chance to listen to our speaker on being too much and how we could have the courage to do so in our lives; Where we don't have to feel the urge to conform but to be ourselves and to live with boldness and acceptance.

 We ended our night with our own stash of "Happy Pills"! I may have hid a few for a rainy day but whose keeping track right?

Monday, December 8, 2014

Courage to Adopt - December 18

Jill Campione is mother to two adopted children. She was adopted herself at the age of three months. She resides in Wood Ridge with her husband Tom and their boys. She's is currently the Office Manager at her husband's practice Bergen Total Health.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Courage to Be Too Much – November 20th

If you have spent a lot of your life trying to be different than you really are, tonight’s video clip is for you. 
Are you tired of being less of everything?  Less sensitive, less sentimental, less yourself.  If so, you are dulling your creativity to stay in the lines.  
It probably started in high school for most of us and sadly has stuck with a lot of us ever since.  But after tonight you will not be OK with that kind of thinking anymore! Perfection is boring.  It is uniqueness that is compelling.  Our “too much” makes us endearing.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Courage to Face Your Real Mom Fears – October 23rd

This is the title of tonight’s video clip.  Presenter and author of the brand new book Brave Mom, Sherry Surratt, will be our guide as we delve into the fears that are common to most moms.  What if I can’t get my new baby to stop crying?  Will I ever get any sleep?  Will my body ever look “normal” again?  Am I protecting my child enough?  Do you try to swallow the fear and pretend it’s not there?  She will help us to understand that a brave mom is someone who is courageous enough to be real; she admits what’s scary and what makes her anxious.   You will know after tonight that you are not alone!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Be You Bravely - Recap

After what felt like an amazing, busy summer, we were back at Bible Baptist catching up with my fellow MOPS moms and just enjoying the fellowship and friendship we had with each other. You wouldn't believe me if I tell you but I was excited and counting down to Sept 25th since that meant MOPS was back on. In fact my little girl was equally excited about seeing her friends and MOPPETs leaders again and both of us bolted out of the house to pick up the food so we could get to MOPS in time.
Middle-eastern food was on the menu for that night and it was delicious! We were spoilt with the fantastic baklava our "Sweet Annie" made us! Pounds were gained I guarantee you but it was worth every bite!

We had a few new moms, a few old moms who came back to us and lot of our regular moms as well. We had an exciting announcement when Sarah grabbed a mommy packet from the basket!

We shared tales of brave moments in our life as we launched our new season and new theme..."Be You Bravely!"

I can't wait for our next event this week and hope each of you is as excited about it as I am. See you thursday night ladies!