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MOPS group starting in Lower Valley

GRANDVIEW - A Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) program has been formed in the Lower Valley.

MOPS is an international organization that is designed to encourage every mother with children under school age to be the best mother they can be through relationships and resources.

MOPS recognizes that the years from infancy through kindergarten are foundational in a mother-child relationship.

The women involved in MOPS come from different backgrounds and lifestyles, yet have similar needs and a shared desire to be the best mothers they can be. The goal for MOPS is to celebrate motherhood, meeting needs and making connections with the group.

MOPS groups provide a caring and accepting atmosphere for today's mothers of pre-schoolers. By being a member of MOPS, mothers have an opportunity to share concerns, explore areas of creativity and hear instruction that equips them for the responsibilities of having a family and being active in the community.

The MOPS program includes MOPPETS, a loving, learning experience for children.

Approximately 3,000 groups meet in churches throughout the United States, Canada and 18 other countries, to meet the needs of more than 100,000 women. Many more mothers are encouraged by MOPS resources, including MOMSense radio and magazine, MOPS International website and numerous publications.

The local group will meet every second and fourth Thursday of each month from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Grandview Church of the Nazarene, located at 500 N. Elm Street.

For more information contact the Grandview Nazarene Church at 509-882-1660, Melanie Norton, coordinator, at 509-882-4886, or Katie Westenberg, publicity, at 509-882-0858.

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