Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mommy's Unite!

I have written before many times about MOPS (I know you're thinking "enough already!"), but I came across this blog today from Constance Marie (who played the mom on the George Lopez show) and couldn't agree with her more!   While I doubt she actually belongs to a MOPS group, every woman I know needs to join MOPS.  Yes, you have to pay dues each semester (each group varies). But honestly, I would rather spend dues on something that will benefit me AND my baby emotionally and spiritually than a gymnastics class or baby sport - besides, it's cheaper than those classes, I promise!! :)

Read what she has to say here....

My topic for today: Get thee to a mommy group ASAP!!!
"Seriously, there should be one in the frickin’ lobby of the hospital, just to let you know, ‘Your life as you know it is over!’
A mommy group is like a bunch of buddies during a war, bonding in the trenches while going through LOADS of stress. If you’re in the trench alone it’s a scary place, but if you’ve got your buddies, somehow it doesn’t seem as bad. And when you have to leave the trench to pee, someone has got your back! There is a reason our periods all sync up after prolonged exposure to other women!
Before I had the baby, being the type A control freak that I am, I had lined up support. I had my mother and mother-in-law, plus Kent was going to take a few days off work to help. I was all ready to go, right? WRONG!
No one explained to me how it was really gonna go down. That the bleeding, cracking, toe-curling nipple pain during breastfeeding — and being the only one who was on call to nurse every three hours all day and night — was going to make me feel lonely.
No one told me that I would be in constant pain after having seven layers (Yes! Seven layers!) of my abdomen split open, and would still look puffy, bulging and pregnant! I mean, crappity crap crap. That could depress anyone!
No one warned me about the psycho hormone crash I would be experiencing 24 hours a day. That made me feel alone.
Then I realized that — even though everyone was trying to do their best — NO ONE was truly, physically in the trench with me. I needed help.
So when I walked through the doors of my mommy group and heard the first woman speak, I let out a sigh of relief that lasted, oh, about five minutes."
And read more here.

NOW, get thee to a MOPS group by going here!! :)

(P.S. Mothers of Preschoolers is for any mom who is pregnant or has a child from birth through Kindergarten.  After Kindergarten, there are groups called "MomsNext" for the next stage in life, and you can also find those groups by searching on this website).


  1. Nicely said!!! I may need to repost this!! I am a MOPS coordinator and just love all my girls!!!

  2. I found your post through a MOPS posting on FB. May I borrow this post for my blog as well? I'm the new Publicity Coordinator for my MOPS group and would love to spread the word!

    (New follower too!)

  3. Well said! I'd like very much to have a link to your blog on our Moreland MOPS blog. I just want to make surey you're OK with that. Our MOPS group is growing, as is our MOMSnext group. I'm a mentor mom and love each and every one who comes through the door.