August 17, 2011

Mom-opoly: Being Bold, Loving, and Sensible in the Game of Motherhood


Most women wonder:


  • How do I find balance as the mother of a small child?
  • Should I trust my intuition?
  • With so much available information, how do I discern what’s best?
  • What are the most important family values, and how do I pass them on?
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Developing a mothering strategy is somewhat like playing a game — and this year’s theme is appropriately game related. Have fun being a mom! Playing games involves being bold and taking risks, loving those in the game with us and being sensible while figuring out what works and what doesn’t.

Just as in real-life, sometimes in games, unexpected, "chance" events occur, abruptly changing our paths. We must regroup and determine our next steps. Sometimes we follow the instructions of "experts." Sometimes we follow the advice of trusted friends. Sometimes we decide our "house rules" work best for our family. Teaming together with other moms is a great strategy. Relying on a spouse or mentor can help us play more effectively. And, most of all, developing a strong God-connection is essential for mothering. Growing as a mom through the analogy of game playing assures every mom gains confidence in her abilities as a mom.


Team up with us this year at Castro Valley MOPS as we play the game of Mom-opoly together!

August 8, 2011

Schedule for 2011-2012

MOM-OPOLY:
Being Bold, Loving, and Sensible in the Game of Motherhood

2011
September
13- Open the Box - Intro and Mom-opoly Q&A
27- Teammates - The Importance of Friendship
October
11- Object of the Game - Shaping Your Child's Character
25- The Rules - Tips for Effective Discipline
November
 8- Pick a Card - Choose Your Own Seminars
December
13- Moving Forward - Conflict & Forgiveness

2012
January
10- Free Parking - Spa Day
24- Build a House - Speaking Your Child's Love Language
February
14- Rolling Doubles - The Husband Project
28- Lose a Turn - Growing Patience

March
13- The Banker - Stretching Your Budget
27- Fair Play - Maintaining Consistency
April
24- Strategy - Mothering Boys & Girls
May
 8- Win the Game- You Were Made For This
22- Play it Again - The Joy of Play

Registration begins at 9:00am and meetings run from 9:15am to 11:30am.  First time visitors are free.  Registration fees are as follows:

$7 per meeting plus a $24 membership fee, or
$43 per semester, plus a $24 membership fee, or
$110 for the entire year, including membership fee

The children's MOPPETS program is provided at no additional charge to moms attending the MOPS program.
Confidential financial assistance is available.

MOPS meets at Redwood Chapel Community Church in the Williams Chapel.  Enter the Redwood Chapel parking lot from James Avenue and look for the MOPS signs.

Castro Valley MOPS
Redwood Chapel Community Church
19300 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546