Calendar & Speakers

Guest speakers/meeting dates and MOPS-wide events for the 2017-2018 MOPS season
(while we do our best, these dates are subject to change)

Sep 8th & 22nd, Oct 6th & 20th, Nov 3rd & 17th, Dec 1st & 15th, Jan 19th, Feb 2nd & 16th, Mar 9th & 23rd, Apr 6th & 20th, and May 4th.


Fall 2017

September 8 Fall Welcome & MOPS Swap
September 22 Leanna Tankersley – Breathing Room – click here to listen
October 6 Arlene Pellicane – Step Away from the Phone  – click here to listen. Still Face Experiment YouTube video – click here to watch
October 20 Panel 
November 3 Andrea Moriarty – Changed by a Child: Fathered by God – click here to listen
November 17 Lesley Hyatt – How to Have Fun With Your Children While Effectively Promoting Development – click here to listen
December 1 Marie Osborne – Overcome the Overwhelm  – click here to listen
December 15 An Upside Down Christmas 

Fall Events:
Dec 13 – MOPS-wide Christmas Party – See Evite for details

Spring 2018

January 19 MOPS Swap and Tracy Arlington – Teaching Your Kids How to Handle Mean Kids & Mean Behaviors
February 2 Wendy Speake – Mommy Anger Triggers
February 16 Betsy Ringer – Family Zoo Clues: Understanding Your Child’s Personality
March 9 Amanda Anderson – Running Mates
March 23 Mike McClenahan
April 6 Dawn Neldon – Parenting on Purpose
April 20 Emily and Chris Kates – Marriage in Preschool Years
May 4 Graduation & End-of-Year Celebration

 

 


Meetings from the 2016-2017 MOPS year:

Fall 2016
September 9 – Fall Welcome – We Are the Starry Eyed Theme Intro & MOPS 101
September 23 – Paula Taylor – Identity
October 7 – Panel
October 21 – Kathy Maddox – Modeling Kindness, Openness, and Strength to our Families – click here to listen
November 4 – Andrea Moriarty – Amplifying Your Child’s Interests – click here to listen
November 18 – Julienne Smith – Food for Talk – Family Mealtime – click here to listen. Who would you most like to have dinner with? video – click here to watch
December 9 – Mike & Amy McClenahan – The Wonder of Christmas – click here to listen.  Compassion International video – click here to watch. Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song) – click here to watch

Spring 2017
January 13 – Spring Welcome & our oh-so popular MOPS SWAP!!!
January 27 – Kristie Christie – Eliminating Entitlement: Raising Emphathetic Kids Who Care – click here to listen
February 10 – Steve & Judy Guy – Marital Bond Breakers: What’s Gone Wrong? – click here to listen.
Book recommendations:
– UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me  World (link)
– For Women Only: What You Need to Know about the Inner Lives of Men (link)
– Fathered by God: Leaning What Your Dad Could Never Teach You (link)

and Healthy Eating and the Lie We All Believe – click here to listen

March 3 – Wendy Snyder – Handling Sibling Rivalry…Why Can’t You Just Get Along??!! – click here to listen
March 17 – Thia Hobson – Missional Motherhood – click here to listen
March 31 – Mary Cipriani-Price – Female Sexuality – click here to listen
April 21 –  Jana Alayra – From My Heart to Yours 
May 5 – Farewell and Graduation


 

Meetings from the 2015-2016 MOPS year:

Fall 2015
September 11 – Fall Welcome – A Fierce Flourishing Theme Intro & MOPS 101
September 25 – Shannon Cunningham – Family Mission Statement – click here to listen
October 9 – Emily Kates – A Fierce Flourishing: A Story About Vulnerability – click here to listen; click here to watch Brene Brown’s TED Talk
October 23 – Catherine Dickerson – Parent Effectiveness Training – click here to listen
November 6 – Pam Farrel – Men are like Waffles, Women are like Spaghetti – click here to listen
November 20 – Arlene Pellicane – Leave Me Alone, I’m Hiding in the Bathroom – click here to listen
December 11– Lisa Pittman – Make a Joyful Noise – click here to listen

Spring 2016
January 15 – Spring Welcome & our oh-so popular MOPS SWAP!!!
January 29 – Jerusha Clark – Why Women Never Feel Good Enough – click here to listen
February 26 – Autumn Bonner – Two Truths and a Lie: The Truth about Exercise
and Healthy Eating and the Lie We All Believe – click here to listen

March 18 – Mike and Amy McClenahan – click here to listen
April 1 –  Cara Miller – Finding your SHAPE – click here to listen 
April 22 – Leanna Tankersley – Brazen: The Courage to Find the You That’s Been Hiding –
click here to listen

May 6 – Farewell and Graduation


Meetings from the 2014-2015 MOPS year:

Fall 2014
September 5 – Be You Bravely & MOPS 101click here to view theme video
September 19 – Renee Fisher – Forgive Others, Forgive Meclick here to listen
October 3 – Panel Discussion – Be you, Bravely
October 17 – Susie Walton – The Joy of Parentingclick here to listen & SusieWaltonHandout101714; Susie also did an amazing TEDx talk – click here to listen to that
October 31 – Natalie Stillman – Raising Financially Responsible Childrenclick here to listen
November 14 – Arlene Pellicane – Growing Up Social – click here to listen to Main Talk and
Q&A
December 5 – Mike and Amy McClenehan – Christmas Reflection

Spring 2015
January 16 – Spring Welcome
January 30 – Lisa Bronner – Shopping with a Global Perspectiveclick here to listen
**MOPS Swap
February 20 – Special Date Night MOPS event featuring Kathy Mattox – Parenting with Love
& Logicclick here to listen
February 27 – Melissa Symington – Motherhood and Female Sexualityclick here to listen
March 13 – Julia Roller – Mom Seeks Godclick here to listen
March 27 –  Billy Jack Blankenship – The New Thingclick here to listen
April 17 – Paula Taylor – Breathless Wonder
May 1 – Farewell and Graduation


Meetings from the 2013-2014 MOPS year:

Fall 2013
September 13 – MOPS 101
September 27 – Dr. Ann Corwin – Helping Children with their Feelingsclick here to listen
October 11 – Susan Peterson – Fun and Educational Places to Go With Kids in Southern
Californiaclick here to listen  **MOPS Swap
October 25 – Panel Discussion – My Family Journey
November 8 – Stacy DenHerder – Estate Planningclick here to listen
November 22 – Tecia Giusta – Conflict Resolution in Relationships
December 6 – Lisa Pittman – Christmas Reflection and Celebration

Spring 2014
January 10 – Spring Welcome
January 24 – Julienne Smith – Family Mealtime
February 7 – Special Event with Kathi Lipp
March 7 – Tracie Arlington – Bullying
** MOPS Swap
March 21 – Jennifer Witten –  A world Greater than Our Own
April 4 – Stew Montgomery – Sticky Faithclick here to listen
April 25 – Kathy Mattox – Reduce Arguing
May 16 – Farewell


Meetings from the 2012-2013 MOPS year:

Fall 2012
September 7 – Plunge Theme
September 21 – Tracie Arlington – Protecting Our Children
October 5 – Mentor Mom Panel – Caring for Each Other
October 19 – Stew Montgomery – Raising Grateful Children in an Age of Entitlement
November 2 – Mentor Mom Tips – Food: Another Love Language
November 16 – Holiday Boutique
November 30 – Mike McClenahan – Christmas

Spring 2013
January 25 – Self Care Assessment
February 8 – Billy Jack Blankenship – Engaging vs Monitoring our Children
March 1 – Love Languages and your Family
March 15 – Barbara Fouts – Family Finances
April 5 – Kathy Mattox – Affordable Mistakes
April 19 – Lauren Shrader – Partnering with Others to Care for our Children
May 3 – Cara Miller – Emotional Assessment
May 17 – End of Year Slideshow