Monday, April 8, 2013

April 9th Newsletter

This Week's Guest Speaker
Cheryl Eliason
"Strategies for Discipline with a Strong-Willed Child"

Cheryl Eliason speaks with passion and conviction to women, parents, and youth of all ages.  You will enjoy her enthusiastic and candid style that addresses the "where we live" challenges of parenting.  The emphasis in her programs is prevention and training.  Her heart is to equip parents as the primary educator of values to their children.

Cheryl believes that what is taught at home is the most critical factor i impacting our culture.  Cheryl's background in Social Work, and experience as a parent of four children, give her a broad perspective born out of years of practical parenting practice.  Along with her husband, Jeff, Cheryl co-founded their company Family Tools, Inc. - a resource company that educates and equips parents to be intentional.  Their featured tool, PEGS, sold internationally, helps families to establish structure and routine while providing a hands-on means to teach chores and address character issues.

Cheryl has been a featured speaker at Hearts at Home, MOPS convention, Day Set Apart for Women, Splash Into Spring, Minnesota Christian Ministries Association and hundreds of moms groups, adult education events, and youth group.  She is a certified graduate of CLASS, a professional speakers training organization, and has spoken professionally for over 18 years.  Cheryl is also a PCI Certified Parent Coach and is available to work individually with parents.

This Week's Reminders

  • Brunch is provided by Lighthouse Ladies.  If you would like your recipe available to other moms via our recipe blog, please email it to us at
  • Bring your donations for the garage sale to our next two meetings!
  • For this week's crafts, we will be making personalized trivets!  Please bring a picture that you would like on your trivet.  It will need to fit on a 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" tile and can be printed on regular printer paper (doesn't need to be photo paper).

MOPS Garage Sale
Mark your calendars for May 2nd-3rd for our annual fundraiser Garage Sale!  In the past, this has been a great way for us to get ahead on budgeting for the upcoming year.  To make this the smashing success we know it can be again, we need your help!  You received an email listing the ways you can get involved.  Please remember to sign up for a shift and to bring your donations to our next two MOPS meetings!

Couples Bowling Night
Grab your husband's smartphone and make sure he (and your babysitter!) has May 19th marked for our Couples Bowling Night at Sundance Bowl in Dayton!  $14 per couple will cover one game of bowling per person, shoes and PIZZA!  We will pass around a sign-up sheet at our last MOPS meeting.  Stay tuned for details.

Handy Tips
  • The Maple Grove Barnes & Noble has Children's Storytime every Tuesday and Friday at 10:00a.m. in the Children's Department!
  • ALDI in Maple Grove is scheduled to open on April 18th!  Bring your own grocery bags and a quarter for a cart and get ready for great prices on groceries!

Save the Dates

Thursday-Friday, May 2-3 @ 8:00-2:00 -- MOPS Garage Sale!

Sunday, May 19 -- Couple's Bowling Night!

October 17-19, 2013 -- MOPS International Convention featuring Beth Moore!  Details will be available at our MOPS meetings or by clicking here.  Registration is currently open, and this event is expected to sell out quickly!

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