We are on a mission to celebrate motherhood.
We build circles of women who love each other like family, because raising humans is beautiful and hard, and having each other to lean on is life-giving. That’s why we connect moms all over the Sacramento area to a community of women who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of being a mom.
This is motherhood, and together we can change the world in all the best ways. We are connected to the MOPS International organization.
What is MOPS & MOMSnext?
MOPS is open to ANY mother of children, birth through kindergarten.
- When you're wading though diapers and sleepless nights
- When all of your kid's needs are on you
- When you're isolated and in need of community and support
MOMSnext is open to ANY mother of school-aged children (1st-12th grade)
- When we’re past the diaper years and sleeping through the night…
- When we’re meeting more emotional needs than physical ones…
- When our kids are transitioning from dependence to independence
Both stages meet together in one mixed group.
Who can be in MOPS & MOMSnext?
Moms - if you are pregnant or have kids birth through school-aged MOPS & MOMSnext is for you. Stepmom, adoptive mom, birth mom, foster mom, working mom, stay at home mom - all types of moms are welcome!
What is this year's theme?
It’s amazing how one little word can change your life. But too often, our ‘yeses’ are reserved for default decisions we aren’t even intentionally making or the stuff we feel obligated to do. What if we started saying ‘yes’ to the important things? Yes, to parenting on purpose. Yes, to significant challenges and out-of-your-comfort-zone opportunities. Yes, to your marriage. Invitations to connect with others? Yes, please. Saying yes opens us up to new ways of thinking and helps cultivate a growth mindset.
To clarify, we’re not talking about people-pleasing or over-extending yourself. In fact, it’s the opposite. Developing a ‘yes’ mindset is living intentionally, focused on your goals for yourself and your family. It’s about listening to God’s still, small voice and doing the brave things rather than the easy things.
This is the year of yes! Yes, to God. Yes, to the thing that gives you butterflies. Yes, to this moment, these people, this life. Get ready to SAY YES.
Schedule (Thursday mornings):
9:15 Sign in Children at MOPSkids
9:30 Brunch Begins
10:00 Group Activity (speaker, crafts, games, video, etc.) and Open Conversation at Tables
12:00 Gathering Ends, pick up children
2023-2024 meeting dates:
Sept 14, 28
Oct 12, 26
Jan 11, 25
Feb 15, 29
Mar 14, 21
April 4, 18
May 2, 16
What does a MOPS & MOMSnext gathering look like?
We meet on Thursday mornings, usually twice per month. There are about 60 women in our group. Every mom has a table of about 8 women that they sit with each week so you have the chance to build great friendships. These tables all have a Mentor Mom - a mom with grown kids, who is there to be a listening ear and support to you in this amazing season of life. Each table also has a Table Host. This is a volunteer mom who serves in an administrative capacity for the moms at an assigned table. She serves as a point person between the Steering Team and other moms within the group.
Each table of women takes turns bringing brunch to share with the other tables. Your table will bring brunch only once or twice a semester. All the other weeks you get a fabulous brunch that you didn't have to cook or clean up after! After brunch we have time either having an activity and craft, or hearing from a guest speaker or watch a MOPS International speaker video. Some of the topics that our guest speakers cover range from parenting and marriage, finances and health, self-care, friendship and many other topics relevant to your mom life.
Our main goal in our weekly gathering is for you to find support, encouragement and friendship with other moms as you face the challenges and joys of motherhood together - you don't have to do this alone.
Mom's Night Out and Other Special Events
Get out of the house once per month to enjoy some much needed fun time. Click the Mom's Night Out button to register.
Please Note: Separate registration is only needed for those Mamas who are not able to attend Thursday mornings. The fee for the year is $30 which covers supplies and facility use. All moms who pay for Thursday morning meetings are welcome to attend MNO evenings which are included as part of the fees paid and no additional registration is required.
No childcare is provided at Mom's Night Out
Other special events or fundraisers, To Be Announced, may require an additional fee.
Mom: $95 per year (or $55 per semester)
Meeting dues are paid in advance and equate to about the cost of a gourmet coffee each meeting! Your dues help to cover printing expenses, guest speaker gifts, craft supplies, raffle prizes, scholarships, wages for childcare teachers and so much more.
Children: $50/per child (or $30 per semester)
Scholarships are available for meeting dues and childcare.
MOPS International membership: $35 per year (paid only once)
Each and every membership is the very thing that fuels MOPS and the 4,000+ groups that are meeting around the world (in 65 countries, to be exact). Lives are being transformed because of this sisterhood of MOPS moms – that is why membership matters.
Member benefits include:
quarterly MOPS magazine
bi-monthly encouraging texts
access to local, in-person MOPS groups
access to the MOPS member site
access to Mama Meetups
**MOPS International membership is required for all moms, mentors, and leaders.
*** Your first visit is free! Just use the first-time visit button to check us out for one meeting before you complete the full registration.
Register to be a vendor for $35.
MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) & MOMSnext is an international, non-profit, Christian organization. Locally, we are a group of mothers that are in the season of raising children ranging from infancy through elementary school. We are committed to creating a comfortable atmosphere where moms can connect and be filled up to keep up with the demands of this stage in motherhood.