Mommy Monday: Finding Support in MOPS

Reporter: Danner Evans l Videographer: Brian Whitesell

Lynchburg, VA - Being a parent is probably the biggest challenge a lot of us will face, bu sometimes when you're a new mom, you can feel all alone.

A support group in the Lynchburg area is bringing moms together for support and advice.{}Twice a month in Lynchburg Missy Martin and Jennifer Hollis find solace with MOPS -- Mothers of Preschoolers.

"I started this when my oldest son was six months old and that was just a way for me to get out of the house, interact with other moms, get to know other moms, get together with play dates," Martin said.

"I've been involved in MOPS since my first child, so about 7 years I've been involved in MOPS," Hollis explained. "The reason I come now is different than when I first came. When I was a new mom I was in that season of life when I felt so alone so MOPS just provided that outlet for me with other moms who could relate with what I'm going through."

They also talk about issues important to them.

"We have speakers who come and talk about marriage and conflict and the practical and hard things in life that moms, or women, need to hear about," said Hollis.

Through friendship, fellowship and faith these women said having each other gets them through.

"It just encourages me to be the best mom I can be," Hollis said.

MOPS if for mothers who have pre-school age children only and they do provide child care at their meetings. They meet at Thomas Road Baptist Church, but you do not have to be a member to go.

If you want to learn more MOPS check out their Facebook page here or email them here.