SOURCE: MOPS International

MOPS International

September 02, 2010 18:24 ET

MOPS International Introduces Momology: the Book, the Community, the Website; Tools to Ensure No Mom Is Alone in Mothering

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - September 2, 2010) - MOPS International, Mother of Preschoolers, announces Momology: A Mom's Guide to Shaping Great KidsMOPS has been listening to mothers for almost 40 years and Momology highlights the four essential elements of mothering for all moms. Written by Shelly Radic, Interim CEO of MOPS International, Momology is based on research gathered from thousands of moms by MOPS and includes foundational principles from experts on families such as the Search Institute, the YMCA and Barna Group. Barna, a research firm focused on the intersection of faith and culture, and MOPS are continuing their work together, to measure ways that moms grow in their abilities to be better moms who make a better world.

MOMOLOGY: A Mom's Guide to Shaping Great Kids, by Shelly Radic
Mothering consists of four parts: Core, Finesse, Circle and Grandscape. Core the unique inner self that a mom brings to mothering. Finesse is how mothers navigate the daily activities of life. Circle includes the people surrounding moms and the relationships that help them as moms. Grandscape is how mothers engage with God to gain perspective on life and understand purpose in life. Once a mother understands how these four elements work together, she is on her way to being the best mom she can be. MOPS walks alongside mothers to encourage, equip and develop moms in these essential areas.

MOMOLOGY: The Art and Science of Mothering 
MOPS Moms are exploring Momology: The Art and Science of Mothering in communities right now. Momology combines mothering elements to shape healthy, resilient kids. Mothering is so complex it requires both sides of the brain, the artistic and scientific together. As artists, moms color their children's lives with shades of personality, gifts and experiences. As scientists, moms develop and test hypotheses, consider results and manage their findings.

MOM-OLOGY.ORG is a safe place to tell stories, share challenges, ask for advice and share "trade secrets" with other mothers online. Mothers are not meant to mother alone, and is one way they can experience community. Relationships in a mothering community, online and in group settings, are essential for equipping women to be the best moms for their children.

MOPS INTERNATIONAL. Denver-based MOPS International is a non-profit ministry that creates communities to help "Better Moms Make A Better World." Moms attend MOPS groups to experience authentic friendship, receive mothering support, and to grow personally and spiritually. Since 1973, MOPS International has served millions of mothers and families in thousands of local MOPS groups across the U.S. and in 38 countries internationally. MOPS ministries include Classic MOPS, Teen MOPS, Military MOPS, International MOPS and MOMSnext. MOPS is the best in the world at creating authentic communities of growth that invite women into a relationship with Jesus Christ. --

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