Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Service Project THIS WEEK

Most of the moms in our group have been blessed with baby showers and hand-me-downs as we embarked on the journey of motherhood. This is our chance to shower love onto moms who have not had such a start. Throughout this semester we will be collecting baby, toddler and mom items for Mary's Shelter, a maternity home for pregnant teens and their babies.

Mary's Shelter empowers and equips vulnerable teen mothers and their babies for lives of hope, dignity and self-sufficiency. Learn more about Mary's Shelter here.

What {W.E.} Can Do
During the semester, you can drop of your items at the Take It or Leave It Table in the Great Room during MOPS. Items needed at Mary's Shelter are:

For Babies and Toddlers

•Crib sheets Car seats Toddler training pants
•Diaper bags Strollers Toddler underpants
•Swim diapers Snugglies Changing pads
•High chairs Sippie Cups Toddler spoons, forks
•Mattress pads Onesies Booster Seats
•Pacifiers Bottles Baby food
•Pull-ups Diapers (Size 3- 6) Baby Wipes
•Swings Infant Tylenol Infant Dimetapp
•Child's brush Nail clippers Medicine dispensers

For Teen Mothers

•Disposable Cameras Scrapbooks Scrapbook materials
•Alarm Clocks Back packs Luggage/Duffle Bags
•Gift cards for CVS, Target and Mervyn's for clothing and birthday gifts

For Mary's Shelter Homes

•Toilet Paper Paper Towels D Batteries
•Paper Napkins Trash Bags Light Bulbs
•Laundry Detergent Dish Detergent Dishwasher Detergent
•Gift cards for grocery and home improvement stores

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fill Your Home (and car!) with Praise

Some of my favorite Kids' Worship Music

Kids LOVE to hear other kids singing. And the songs you play now will plant a seed in their hearts. I grew up listening to Psalty the Singing Songbook. I love sharing these CDs with my kiddo. They are great stories told with singing. You can check them out here.

One of my contemporary faves is Seeds Family Worship. Here is a sample of one of their tunes:

Their songs and albums can be found on iTunes and

Other popular local artists include Dean-o and the Dynamos and Jana Alayra, an amazing mom who has a heart for MOPS:) (You can hear some of their songs by clicking on their names.)

My son loves busting out his drums and other instruments to play along with one of the Hillsong Kids dvds.

For babies, check out Praise's like Baby Einstein dvds set to praise music.

Please leave a comment if you have any recommendations for kids' praise or other music your whole family can all agree on!

Plum District Fundraiser

PCOM MOPS is partnering with Plum District to raise money for our group!

Plum District is a daily deal site geared towards smart, savvy moms.

Each day, Plum District sends members a deal that relates to them and their busy lives–everything from spa treatments and restaurants to family outings and kids' activities.

Sign up now to receive daily Plum Deals in your local area.
Just click on this link:

For every person who signs up, Plum District will donate

and it's FREE!

Thanks for supporting our MOPS group!