Mandy Arioto: Starlight and Sister Courage
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My guest for episode 22 is MOPS President and CEO Mandy Arioto! Mandy represents “the mothering voice” of MOPS, an international organization with over 100,000 members. If you are a mom with young kids (birth to kindergarten) and you aren’t plugged into MOPS, stop what you’re doing and get involved! Being a part of a safe community of other moms has saved me during my time as a new mama, and I know it will bless you!
In this episode, you’ll hear about how Mandy was first introduced to MOPS (as a new mom who was in need of support), just like so many of us. A few years later, she and her husband Joe decided to move with their kids to Colorado so Mandy could work directly for the organization that was there for her in those early years of motherhood.
You’ll also hear what inspired this year’s MOPS theme, “We Are the Starry Eyed” and get all the details about Mandy’s new book, “Starry-Eyed: Seeing Grace in the Unfolding Constellation of Life and Motherhood.” It is set to release on August 30, so get over to Amazon and order it now!
We all want our kids to feel loved and supported, and that starts with us. We have to set the example ourselves. As moms, we need encouragement and the reminder that we are chosen. We are loved. We are not alone. Even when it feels like there is darkness all around us, we can search for and find the light. Together. And when we need courage, or strength, we know that “we can take our sisters with us.”
Don’t miss this week’s episode, “Starlight and Sister Courage.”
Links for Today’s Show
Pre-order Mandy’s book HERE