Mumology: Theme for 2011

Each year MOPS groups around Australia follow a theme. During the year, activities and topics and planned around that particular theme. In 2011, the theme has been “Mumology: The Art and Science of Mothering”.

Essential Elements • Core: a mom’s unique, inner self, including her temperament, life experiences, emotions, passions, and potential • Finesse: artfully rendering the brief sketches that make up our daily routines so that little by little, they form together into the desired big picture • Circle: the people and networks who share in shaping your family environment. • Grandscape: the broadest view of life – those things seen and unseen; the past, present and future; both cosmic and earthly, mortal and immortal, infinite and enduring for all time  

Momology: A Mom’s Guide to Shaping Great Kids, by Shelly Radic, forms the foundation for this year’s MOPS curriculum. This book provides a framework for the essentials of mothering and gives each mom space to discover her personal style. Mothering is part art, part science, and always a work in progress! Momology is backed by more than 30 years of ministry at MOPS International.

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Welcome to Southside International MOPS

Southside International MOPS is a local church-based ministry to mothers of children from birth to 5 years old. We are a microcosm of the MOPS family throughout Australia and worldwide.

At Southside International MOPS we understand that while mothering matters, it can be challenging and we exist to support mums during this season of their life. Whether you’ve just had your first child or you’re a seasoned campaigner, we want you to know that you’re are not alone and you don’t have to do it alone.

Here at SIMOPS, we meet fortnightly on Wednesdays at the Southside International Church Training Centre building, located at 613 Beenleigh Rd, Sunnybank Hills 4109.

Each MOPS morning is about 2 hours long and typically includes the following elements:

  • Morning Tea
  • Icebreaker
  • Guest Speaker
  • Presentation
  • Group Discussion
  • Creative Activity

Our meetings are designed to provide you with opportunities to relax, make new friends, enjoy adult conversation, learn a new skill or craft, hear guest speakers, and be involved in group discussions on topics of interest to Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS). Also unique to Southside is the international flavour our members bring to the group.


Just as MOPS aims to meet the needs of Mums, MOPPETS aims to meet the needs of pre-school children aged 0-5. Children are split into three different groups: 0-14 mths, 15mths-2.5yrs and 3-5 yrs, with programmes catering to their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual development.

MOPPETS is run concurrently with MOPS in a separate room. It gives mothers some time off from their children to interact with other mothers in a relaxed environment.

Mothers can be assured that MOPPETS carers provide a loving and caring atmosphere for MOPS’ children. Activities include social play, games, art and crafts, bible stories, songs and video.

To receive a registration pack, email Southside International MOPS at



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