Joining a MOPS groups was the best thing I could have done for myself. It gets me out of the house, the childcare is free and I am able to connect with other moms in the same stage of life as me. Its wonderful! Last week our craft was decorating an umbrella. Mine was made for my almost 3yr. old daughter. MOPS brings out the creative side of me that is buried deep inside. I don't consider myself crafty or original. I love that they offer opportunities to explore this area of my life. It gives me an accomplished feeling, "I did this! It may not be the best, but I did this!"