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Moms invited to join bimonthly MOPs, MomsNext groups

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MOPS and MomsNext meet twice a month at Real Life in Grangeville.

Contributed photo MOPS and MomsNext meet twice a month at Real Life in Grangeville.

— Are you a mom who’s looking for a way to meet friends and connect within your community?

MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) and MomsNext may just be the answer you’ve been looking for.

“Any mother in our community and surrounding towns is invited to join,” explained organizer Sarah Musick of Grangeville. “This year we expanded our group so we can welcome even more moms by adding in MomsNext. It’s like MOPS, but is designed for moms with school-age children. We wanted to include moms of older kids.”

For now, the groups meet together but separate meetings are planned for the future.

At the beginning of each year, members pay a membership fee of $31.95. With this membership packet goodies are mailed to the moms, along with a quarterly magazine. Those dues also go to supporting moms in countries such as Kenya and South America through MOPS International.

“Even though there are dues, we want moms to know that we have scholarships available,” Musick emphasized. “MOPS isn’t about joining another thing or being part of some special club. It’s all about finding community.”

The local MOPs and MomsNext groups meet the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. at Real Life Church in Grangeville.

“We offer two hours twice a month to be with other moms without kids – childcare provided,” explained member Carly Turner of Grangeville. “And we get to have brunch, talk, laugh, make crafts, watch informative videos and listen to speakers in the community.”

Musick and Turner explained the groups give mothers a safe place to connect, share and laugh as they go through the journey of motherhood.

“Our mission is to help mom’s in our area find a community where they know they are not alone and can grow as women and moms,” they agreed. “We believe that better moms make a better world, and it takes all of us to make that happen.”

To learn more about MOPS International, go to Also, like CPMOPS on Facebook to keep up with local meetings and events. Contact Sarah Musick at 208-451-3285;


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