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Plunge into the Holidays

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Hello marvelous moms!

 Can you believe it’s already December? Where did 2012 go?
For many people, the Christmas season can be very stressful. Between picking the perfect present, negotiating time with various family members and doing all the other chores, it can be easy to get overwhelmed and forget how joyful this time of year truly is.
This Friday’s meeting (today), under the theme of “Lifesavers,” was designed to help us find ways to navigate tricky holiday situations and de-stress when things don’t go quite as planned.
Here is a recap of what we did:
_ We brainstormed strategies and solutions to typical Christmas problems.
_ Then we did some pilates with OFLC member Sarah Bjornebo, focusing on low-impact and stress-relieving exercises.
_ Table 2 was in charge of breakfast.
_ In MOPPETS kids made angels with hand and foot prints!
_ New and gently-used books were brought in for our service project “Reach out and Read”
_ Tickets for Treasure is fast approaching.  There is still time to make a donation of items, for auction baskets.  Please remember you do not have to buy something new.  Think about your talents and use those as well…
Girls NIGHT!! Next week on the 14th.  You need to get your fondu money to Vanessa so she can purchase the cheese for the appropriate number of mamas who will come.

It seems we have been short during our meetings.  So many moms call in sick last minute.  We were sad to have missed you!  It is the time for colds and flu.  We are praying for you who are dealing with the sickness at home.  Remember we are here for you and we’ve all been through it.  Need to talk?  Call a mom from our group.  🙂


We will be doing a cookie exchange.   Please bring 2 dozen cookies of a single variety to trade.  Bring a box to collect and take home cookies.  Please email a document of your recipe from word or excel or something digital to oflcmops@gmail.com.  If you can include a picture of your cookies with the recipe that would be great!  To make it even easier if you already have your recipe handwritten on a recipe card you can just take a picture of the recipe and send it!

Happy Holidays!

Author: oflcmops

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, a faith-based community that strives to meet the needs of moms with children from birth through kindergarten. MOPS groups meet regularly to celebrate the joys of motherhood and to encourage each other through the challenges. MOPS also provides opportunities for social outings throughout the year. We meet the first and third Fridays of every month September through May.

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