30 Before 30: #5 Join a Local Mom’s Group

In the fall, I joined a local chapter of MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers.  We meet a couple times each month at a local church.  While I hang out with the other moms, C gets to play with other kids his age.  I have to admit, it’s a nice little sanity break for me to have about an hour and a half away from my child *ahem* with other adults.  I’m still getting to know the other women – it’s hard to get to know each other very well when we only see each other twice per month! – but I’ll certainly be going back each year (they meet September-April).

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Our First Day of MOPS

This morning, C and I are headed to our first MOPS meeting in our new city.  I’m excited to meet new moms and for C to have time to play with other kids his age.  But…I’m nervous!  I mean, of course I am.  I’m putting myself out there and meeting new people.  If only it were as simple as being a little kid on a playground: want to be my friend?

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Our First Day of MOPS!

I’m pretty impressed with myself.  Why, you ask?  Well, let me tell you!

C and I were both clean, dressed, and out the door by 8:40 this morning so that we could attend our first MOPS meeting!  MOPS is short for Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers (birth to kindergarten).  C hung out in the NURSERY for the first time ever.  I was a little nervous about it, because we’ve never left him with anyone except family.  But, when I got to the room and there were 3 or 4 other babies screaming their little lungs out, I knew that he’d be just fine.  ;)

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