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September 2010

Downtown Montrose MOPS News


Momology:The Art and Science of Mothering Raising children inspires and in her Nobel prize-winning study draws out the artist and scientist in of spontaneous radiation. An aumoms. As we shape our kids and thentic community provides space the world around them, we are for experimentation, spurs creativamong the most creative, resourceity and encourages moms to perful people on the planet. We have severe. to be. Our children look to us for As together we learn to be love and comfort. They’re also better moms, we need to be artlooking to us for breakfast, lunch, ists, passionately following our and discipline. Well, maybe hearts. And scientists, researching they’re not looking for discipline, and testing, doing our homework but moms know how important as we invest daily in our kids. that is to throw into the daily mix. Shaping great kids is too important for cutting corMoms are artists, composing lullabies for ners. Excerpt from Momsense Magazine Sept./Oct. 2010 colicky babies, making up word games on a long Shelly Radic wrote the 2010-2011 MOPS car trip and intuitively encouraging a preschooler Theme book, Momology: A Mom’s Guide to tell his imaginary friend about a sad experience. to Shaping Great Kids And with an old sheet, markers and masking tape, moms can turn a dishwasher box into a race car. What happens when her kids fight over the Welcome to Downtown Montrose MOPS! race car? I remember testing an idea in which my You might be wondering what to expect from a MOPS kids switched off having “first turn” days. When my first test didn’t work so well, I added writing meeting. The Steering Committee has been working names on the family calendar. That solution hard over the summer planning this years meetings. brought relative peace for several years. We will hear from many great speakers throughout Moms are scientists, too. When faced with a mothering challenge, we ask questions, research the year, who will be covering subjects such as possible solutions, create a hypothesis and test to women's physical therapy, canning and teaching our see if it will work. In one naptime, a mom can ask her friends on Facebook about biting and research children to be creative. We also have a couple of fun solutions on her favorite website, and then test a crafts we will start and finish together! Our first biting deterrent in the afternoon. craft project will be mosaic art, starting in October. Art and science. Although some moms may rely more on one then the other, mothering is Each meeting will consist of breakfast, a devotion, a most often a complex mix of both. It’s a ongoing, speaker, group discussions, and a craft. hands-on, creative learning experience, best done in the company of others– friends, peers, and menWe hope you are as excited as we are to begin this tors. Michelangelo couldn’t have painted the year of MOPS! Sistine Chapel without assistants. Marie Curie worked alongside her husband and another scientist Your 2010-2011 Steering Committee

MOMS REPORT BACK Favorite Quote, life motto, or biblical verse Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all of your ways, acknowledge him, and he will make your path straight. Prov. 3:5-6 -Lanae "...grant that I may not so much seek to be to console. To be to understand. To be loved... as to love." St. Francis

“Everyday is an ADVENTURE!!” - Malinda “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it” Psalm 118:24 -Elaine (Mentor)

“Life is easy with eyes closed misunderstanding all that you see.” - John Lennon -Krista


“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” Phillippians 4

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Phil. 4:13 -Julie

-Erica “Smile...when you are ready.” - Lacy


“Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of you heart will also be” Matthew - Tiffany




│Momology│= Love+[Compassion-Nurturing] +limit x ∑∆{giggles,smiles,cuteness} #ofChildren+Stress patience→0 Dirty Diapers+Sleepless Nights

The absolute value of momology is equivalent to the amount of love plus the intersection of compassion and nurturing divided by the number of children times the amount of stress plus the limit as patience approaches 0 times the sum of all giggles, smiles and cuteness, divided by the number of dirty diapers and sleepless nights.



Registration is optional, but encouraged. You can register today by filling out the form at the front table. Our 2010-2011 registration is $25. If you choose not to register with MOPS International than each meeting costs $10 or $80 for the whole year if you pay today. Your 1st meeting is always FREE! We do have Scholarships for those who need them!! Please contact Erica for further information

It’s that time again! We need your family photo for this years Downtown MOPS Directory. If you would like us to use the same photo as last year than please let us know! Otherwise, your photos can be emailed to

With your membership you will receive: • MomSense magazine bi-monthly for a year of mothering expertise, parenting tips and fun things to do with your toddler. • Mom-E-Mail bursts of encouragement! Additional Benefits include: • MOPS logo reusable shopping bag • MOPS bumper sticker • No Mom Alone 2 in 1 frame • A bag tag– can be used on luggage, diaper bag, or even gym bag!

MOMMY CLASSIFIEDS Nursing Stool - Great condition $15

Fall mini-sessions in October- $45 “covered bridge” pumpkin patch For private sittings and locations, please see my blog for more information (under 411)

All MOPS moms will get a 20% discount on my regular sitting fee. Family sessions are $175 (on location, one hour, up to 6 people) 20% discount through the MOPS year (May 2011)

Kelty Kids Backcountry Pack w/ rainshield Great condition $75 Contact Julie 970-749-9308 Baby Items - 2 vibrating bouncy chairs (one is pink Boppy), A swing, newborn-12months girls clothes, Pink Bumbo seat, Highchair, and 2 newborn play mats Contact Kristen

Photography by Julie Fall Special

Please contact Julie Preston 970.749-9308

A new season for out with the old, outgrown, and overlooked. But before you give that stuff the old heave-ho, ask yourself if it’s something another mom could use. If so, list it in the newsletter. You may have just the thing someone is looking for! Whether you’re giving it away or trying to sale it we are interested! Also, if you are looking for something in particular post it here! Email Lacy at

“Mompreneur” section coming! If you are an Entrepreneur mom and would like to advertise your business here please Email Lacy with all the info.

NEWS Steering Committee Coordinator Erica White 596-0261

Membership/Finance Jessica Ullmann 240-3021

Publicity Lacy Baines 261-4470

Creative Activities Krista Montalvo 240-1834

Hospitality Miranda Frasier 901-3707

MOPS Mentors Beth Lambert 249-2123 Elaine Baker 249-3735

Church Announcements Parents Night Out– Out 2nd & 4th Fridays each month, 6-9pm $5 per child, or $10 per family Quick Care– Care Thursdays, 9-11am at the Methodist Church. Do you need to run errands or go to an appointment and don't want to take the kids? We can help! The cost is $5 per child or $10 per family. This is open to the public! Family Wellness Summit– Summit September 18th, 9:00am—2:00pm at the Montrose High School. Learn how to get your family on the way to a lifetime of health. For the entire family.

Empty Arms Annual Candlelight Remembrance Service October 15th Monthly meetings held on the 4th Tuesday of every month, 6pm Life Choices Family Resource Center 200 S. 4th St. in Montrose For further info. please contact Tamara Liebenthal FB: Empty Arms of Colorado

Looking Ahead: October 15th Theme: Women’s Physical Therapy Speaker: Carolyn Packard Craft: Mosaics Please Recycle your newsletter by passing it on! Send it to a friend or leave it in your doctors office

MOPS Morning Out 1st Friday of every month, 9:00a.m meet at the church


september issue 2010

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