Monday, December 5, 2011

Vote for a story written by MOTS Mom Jesalyn Cole

One of our MOTS Moms, Jesalyn Cole, is working on following her dream and goal of becoming a published author. She recently entered 2 of her stories into an online contest that could result in publication. This is where she needs your help. Each of the following links will take you to the 2 stories where you can read (and vote!) for her stories! If she wins, Keene Riverview Elementary in Prosser will receive an entire library of free eBooks!
Please click on a link, read the story and VOTE!
Thank you for your help!

Cookie Exchange - This Thursday 12/08/11!

Time for Holiday Baking!

MOTS will be doing our Annual Cookie Exchange at our December 8th Meeting.

Please bring 30 cookies to share with our group and in exchange you will get to bring 30 different cookies home!
Please bring a label for your cookies noting if they have nuts, flour or eggs.

This is our December Christmas party meeting, so we will also be playing Bunko and putting together our Advent Calendars.

**Cafe opens at 9:15am! See you Thursday!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday Events in the Valley

Christmas Trees on the Farm
at Bill's Berry Farm, Grandview
Dec. 2-3 and Dec. 9-10 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
Good old fashioned family fun: fresh cut Christmas Trees, Fresh Wreaths and Garlands, Caroling Hay Rides, Hot Cider, Donuts and more!
More info

Decorate Cookies with Mrs. Claus
at Darigold Dairy Fair
Saturday, December 3rd from 9:00am to 11:30am
FREE cookie decorating with 1 nonperishable food item donation per person
More info

23rd Annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade
in Downtown Sunnyside
Saturday, December 3rd @ 6:30pm
More info

Birthday of the King Women's Event
at Grandview Nazerene Church
Wednesday & Thursday, December 7th & 8th at 7:00pm
Tickets $7.00
Contact Rachael Caarera at 837-4408

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

December Craft: Advent Calendars!

During our December MOTS Meeting (Thursday, December 8th), we will have an optional craft availalbe - creating adorable magnetic Advent Calendars! These magnetic calendars can be hung on your refrigerator and each numbered container holds a treat, message or surprise for your children to open each day before Christmas!

The cost for this craft is $10.00.

We need to know AHEAD OF TIME if you are interested in participating in the craft so we can order supplies! If you would like to be included, please email Candee Marchant by FRIDAY,  NOVEMBER 18th.

Remember we will be playing Bunko and having our Cookie Exchange at our December meeting also!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Character Resources to use with your children

Mandy Hoffard spoke at MOTS today and had a stack of character resources she used with her kids. We'd like to share them with you!

Miller Family Storybooks - Stories in the life of the ‘Miller family’ in which character lessons are learned.  She said good for all but her boys really liked them.  Age 4-5 on up.

Uncommon Courtesy for Kids - A Training Manual for Everyone - Different manners lessons. They would role play the different scenarios.

Rules for Young Friends - Same author as above. For use when having to deal with neighbor kids and friends.

For Instruction In Righteousness - This looked pretty cool. Seems like a concordance for addressing character/behavior issues with scripture. 

Young Peacemaker - They are going through this now, Mandy loves it.  For older elementary kids.

Bible Stories to Read - Daily bible story book for young kids with questions and corresponding coloring pages.

If-Then Chart  - The "If…Then" chart. - Chart site Mandy loves. - General mom info site she uses.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Congrats MOTS Mom Jennifer Sanchez and new baby Emmalee Grace!

Welcome baby Emmalee Grace!
Born 11-06-11
7 lbs 11oz
19.5 inches

Congrats Mom Jennifer Sanchez & Big Sister Devan!

Jennifer sits at the Yellow Table at MOTS.
If you would like to bless the Sanchez family with a dinner,
please sign up on the Meal Schedule Here!
Thank you! 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Congrats MOTS Mom Alesha Russell and baby Trayson!

Welcome Trayson Ryan Russell!
Born 10-30-11 @ 7:45pm
 6 lbs 6 oz
19.5 inches

Congratulations Ryan, Alesha, Big Bro Trent and Big Sis Andrea! 

Alesha is our MOTS Coordinator
and sits at the Yellow Table.

Join us Thursday 11/10/11 for our next meeting

MOTS is meeting this week Thursday, November 10th @ 9:30am.

Mentor Mom Mandy Hoffard will be sharing with us and doing a cooking demo!
 Yellow Table is bringing brunch!

If you haven't had your photo taken for the MOTS PHOTO DIRECTORY and would like to be included, please come ready for a picture!

We will be sharing some exciting news about our December/Christmas Party Meeting coming up! Info on the Advent Calendar craft project ($10), Cookie Exchange and Bunco Party to come!

Come early to get your coffee!
See you Thursday!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Trick-or-Treat on Main Street! Prosser

Family Fun
Safe Trick-Or-Treating!

Monday, October 31st, 2011
3:00-6:00 pm
Over 30 downtown Prosser Businesses will be participating in the first-ever Trick-or-Treat on Main Street!

Volunteers will be monitoring crosswalks and participating businesses will have participant poster as well as a listing on the Scarecrow/Trick-or-Treat Map.

Dress up your kids and bring them out for a Family Friendly Halloween!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Bill's Berry Farm Field Trip This Week!

Our MOTS meeting this week will be at BILL'S BERRY FARM in Grandview!

Thursday, October 27th
Meet AT Bill's Berry Farm at 9:30am
Get Directions Here

Field Trip Includes:
Pumpkin Patch, Hayride, Apple Picking, Barnyard Train, Petting Zoo, Snack & Playtime

Kids 2 and Older: $5.00 (includes: pumpkin, apples, color book, barnyard train ride, and juice box)
Kids Under 2: Free
Moms: $2.00 for Pumpkin Donuts
 ***Please bring exact change!***

The Cider Press will also be available for making Fresh Pressed Cider! Buy a box of juice apples for just $15 and squeeze 3 gallons of your own fresh cider in just minutes!

This is the 3rd year we have done this field trip and it is a blast. The kids have a great time while getting to participate in harvest festival activities. Even Moms of the real little ones can come and enjoy socializing. See you all Thursday!

Reminder: Pink Table is bringing Brunch/Snack

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The 2011-2012 MOTS Photo Directory is up!

View the 2011-2012 Photo Directory at

The MOTS Photo Directory is password protected and you must be a current MOTS participant to view the Directory. If you would like to be added to the Directory and/or have viewing privileges, please email Rachel at When your email address is added, you will receive an invite to log in and view the Directory.

**As always, if you would like to update your information or photo or be removed, please email Rachel.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Join us this Thursday, October 13th for Yoga & Nutrition!

The next MOTS meeting is THIS Thursday, October 13th @ 9:30am!

We have guest speaker Cheryl Shetterly sharing with us on Yoga and Nutrition. She will be doing a live demonstration, so break out your workout clothes and wear something comfy! (sweats, tennis shoes, t-shirts, tanks, flip flops, etc)

Cafe will be open as usual at 9:15am, so come early to get your coffee!

***We will continue taking photos of you and your kids to update the MOTS photo directory for 2011-2012 if you didn't get your chance last meeting!***

See you Thursday!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Young Family Fun at the Balloon Rally

Bring your family and join us for some family fun at Prosser's Balloon Rally!

Saturday, September 24th @ 5:00pm

Meet at Shy's Pizza in Prosser for dinner followed by the BALLOON NIGHT GLOW at the High School Stadium (Night Glow starts at dusk).

For questions, contact Katie 882-0858 or Alesha 989-3788.

Monday, September 19, 2011

MOTS Kick-Off this week!

Our 1st Meeting is this Thursday, September 22nd @ 9:30am!

Come early to order your Coffee and get your kiddos registered in our newly organized Child Care/Nursery Program! Cafe opens at 9:15am!

***We will also be taking photos of you and your kids to update the MOTS photo directory for 2011-2012!***

We can't wait to catch up and see you all there! Spread the word and invite a Mom friend or two and join us!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Follow the MOTS Blog by eMail!

We have a new feature on our Blog! Follow us by eMail!
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  • Submit your email address.
  • Every time the blog is updated, you will receive an email update! Great way to stay in touch with MOTS. 

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

MOTS 2011/2012 starts in 2 weeks!

Thursday, September 22nd @ 9:30am!

We can't wait to catch up and see you all there! The Leadership Team has an exiting year planned. Invite a Mom friend or two and join us!

If you know someone who would like to volunteer once or twice a month in our child care, please contact our Mini-MOTS Coordinator, Sandra at

Monday, August 15, 2011

Get ready for MOTS!

The MOTS leadership team is meeting tonight to plan out this upcoming MOTS Calendar Year! We are very excited to see all of you again, catch up after the summer and enjoy some socializing!

Mark your calendars, our first MOTS meeting will be THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd @ 9:30am, Taste of Grace Cafe!

Keep in mind that we are ALWAYS looking for help in our child care. Please let us know if you know someone who wouldn't mind spending 1 or 2 Thursdays a month playing with our little ones!

~MOTS Leadership Team

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Last week for FREE Open Swim in Prosser

Next week, August 15-18th is the final week for the KIDS FREE OPEN SWIM at the new Prosser Aquatic Center.

Open Swim Runs Monday-Thursday, 10am-Noon for children 6 and under.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

McDonald's Summer Reading Program

At the Prosser McDonalds
Thursdays @ 10:00 am
June 16 - August 11, 2011

Avoid the Summer Slide! Keep your kids involved with fun reading activities by participating in the McDonald's Summer Reading Program. Receive a FREE book each time you attend and win treats and prizes for reading. You can meet Ronald McDonald on June 16th and August 11th.

Read together 20 minutes every day!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Summer Swimming Lessons

The Grandview and Prosser pools are getting ready for summer swimming lessons!

Details below:

Pre-Registration is Monday and Tuesday May 23-24th from 12-5pm at the Park's Office.
$20.00 for a 2-week session Mon-Thurs.
Call sessions, ages and class details: 509-882-9219

Parent/Tot Class
A great way to get your child introduced to the water. Class is tentatively scheduled for early August. Cost is $20.00. Call 509-882-9219 to be put on an interest list.

Register anytime at the City of Prosser office.
New Aquatic Center pool opens June 13th, 2011!
$30.00 for a 2-week session (days and times vary)
For sessions, ages and class details:
Download the 2011 Summer Recreation Brochure on the City of Prosser website.
Or call: 509-786-2332

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Summer Play Dates at the Park!

Join the MOTS Moms every Thursday throughout the summer for laid back Play Dates at the Park. We will be meeting at the Castle Park in Prosser at 10:00 am Thursdays. Starts this week: Thursday, May 19th! JOIN US!

10:00 AM

Monday, May 9, 2011

End of Year Meeting/Play Date - CHANGE OF LOCATION!

We will be having our FINAL MOTS Meeting of the year this Thursday, May 12th @ 9:30-11:30am!

CHANGE OF LOCATION! We will be meeting at the NEW GRANDVIEW PARK LOCATED at “COUNTRY PARK,” otherwise known to most as “THE FAIR GROUNDS.” There is more play equipment there and lots of picnic tables.

Everyone bring a snack to share with other moms and kids.  

Also, if you know of anyone who might like to join us next year, invite them to come to this final meeting for a “taste” of what our group is all about and for information on summer play dates and next year.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Mark your calander, last MOTS meeting Play Date!

Mark your Calendar! Our LAST meeting for the year will be on Thursday, May 12th @ 9:30am. We will be having a Play Date - Picnic at the new Grandview Park located at "Country Park," otherwise known to most as "The Fair Grounds."

Please bring a brunch item to share, remember to make it "kid friendly" as our children will be joining us in eating and playing.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Meeting This Thursday ~ April 28th!

Don't miss our last regular MOTS meeting of the year, this Thursday, April 28th at 9:30am!

GREEN Table is bringing brunch.

Mark your Calendar, our LAST meeting for the year will be on Thursday, May 12th. We will be having a Play Date - Picnic on the Church playground. More info to come.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Local Easter Egg Hunts!


Grandview Parks and Recreation annual Community Bunny Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt
8:30am: hot cakes and sausage - $4 for adults, $3 for kids 8 and older
10:00am: Egg Hunt - costs $1 per child kids ages 1-8
Other activities: a visit by the Easter Bunny and a petting zoo hosted by Grandview High School's FFA students.
Location: Country Park on Wallace Way
For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 882-9219


Annual Egg Hunt Hosted by The Prosser Chamber of Commerce and community service clubs
10:00am: Egg Hunt for kids up to age 9
Volunteers will give out more than 200 books to kids
Location: Prosser City Park
For more information, call the chamber at 786-3177

Prosser's Messiah Lutheran Church and Preschool's
Annual Resurrection Egg Hunt and Party
Free event for kids up to age 10
9:30am: Crafts, Games and a drama about the Christian Easter story
10:30am: Egg Hunt
Location: 823 Luther Lane, Prosser
For more information, call Amy Courtney at 786-5922


Sunnyside Recreation 27th Annual Egg Hunt
For kids 6 and younger (an adult must accompany all youngsters, but are not to help)
9:00am: Arts and crafts
9:30am: Hunt for wrapped candy
Location: South Hill Park
For more information call Sunnyside Community Center, 837-8660

Darigold Dairy Fair Egg Hunt
10:00am: Kids 1 and 9 will hunt by age group for more than 5,000 eggs filled with candy, prizes or coupons
Participants are to bring their own baskets
Location: 400 Alexander Road in Sunnyside
For more information call 837-4321

Monday, April 11, 2011

Meeting Thursday ~ April 14th

Join us this Thursday at MOTS!

No special speaker at this meeting. It will be a morning of pampering yourself (bring your mani and pedi supplies) or finishing up the craft you've been wanting time to get to (scrapbooking, decorations, sewing etc.)

Also, we will be having the annual MOTS SWAP! It's like a garage sale with no money involved. Bring items to give away and find some new ones to take home! Read the post below on the MOTS SWAP for more info.

Yellow Table is bringing brunch.

See you Thursday! :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Get ready for the annual MOTS SWAP coming up on Thursday, April 14th!

Now is a great time to get started on Spring Cleaning! Sort through your closets and garage and find all the "treasures" you want to swap this year!

The MOTS SWAP is a great place to give away your used treasures and find new ones to take home!

  • The MOTS SWAP works like a garage sale, but with no money involved
  • Everything is set out on tables for Moms to shop through and take what they want
  • Bring the "treasures" you want to give away and shop through other Mom's "treasures"
  • First come, first serve on all items :)
  • You are responsible to take home and/or donate the items you bring that don't get "swapped"

Items to include:
Baby clothes, kid clothes, coats, clothes, shoes, books, indoor toys, outdoor toys, home decor items, purses, blankets, etc.

Monday, March 21, 2011

March 24th Meeting

MOTS is meeting this Thursday~ March 24th!

Jan Benson will be speaking on gardening and canning.

BLUE Table is bringing brunch.

***Also~don't forget the MOTS SWAP is coming up on April 14th! Now is a great time to clean out your closets and garage and find all the "treasures" you want to swap! More information to come!

Friday, March 11, 2011

No-Sew Tote Bag: Furoshiki

Here are the Furoshiki Handouts from yesterday's MOTS demonstration by Cassie Valler. Also check out the YouTube demonstration video (How to tie a furoshiki bag).

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Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Meeting Thursday - March 10th!

Join us this Thursday, March 10th at MOTS!

Gretchen Chronis will be speaking about Recreation for kids and moms in the valley.

Cassie Valler will be demonstrating how to make home made bags from pieces of fabric, pillow cases, swimsuit wraps or scarves. Please feel free to bring any of these items/materials so you can follow along with Cassie's demonstration.

9:30-11:30am in the Taste of Grace Cafe at Grandview Nazarene Church.
Come early to check your kids into the Nursery and order your coffee!

PINK Table is bringing brunch!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

MOTS Girls Night Out - Tomorrow!

The MOTS Ladies (and any other ladies that want to come!) will be having a GIRLS NIGHT OUT TOMORROW NIGHT-FEBRUARY 25th!

Dinner in Tri-Cities AT PF CHANGS.

Take a night off, get some quality talk time in and make some new friends!

Meet at Grandview Nazerene Chruch at 6:00pm to Car Pool.

****PLEASE Contact Chelsea Watson ( TODAY if you are interested in coming so she can get you on the reservations list.

Monday, February 21, 2011

MOTS Girls Night Out!

The MOTS Ladies (and any other ladies that want to come!) will be having a GIRLS NIGHT OUT this FRIDAY-FEBRUARY 25th!

Take a night off, get some quality talk time in and make some new friends!

Dinner in Tri-Cities; Meet at Grandview Nazerene Chruch at 6:00pm to Car Pool.

More information to come!

Meeing Thursday > 02-24-11

MOTS is meeting this Thursday, February 24th!

Rachel Morton will be the speaker sharing about Photo Books and Digital Memory Keeping.

Green Table is bringing brunch.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine's Meeting!

MOTS will be meeting tomorrow, FEBRUARY 10th at 9:30am in the Taste of Grace Cafe for our Valentine's Meeting!

MOTS Alum Debra Lara will be speaking on Marriage.

Come early and get your Valentine Truffle Latte in the Cafe!

Yellow Table is bringing brunch!

Thursday, February 3, 2011


MOTS Ladies~
Please keep Ginger's sister and her daughter, Ruby, who was diagnosed with pneumonia yesterday in your prayers. They are back in the ER today because Ruby is now struggling to breath. Pray for healing for Ruby and peace for their family.

THANK YOU  for your prayers!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Meeting This Thursday - January 27th

Join us on Thursday, January 27th for our next MOTS Meeting!

Our Speaker will be Marion Marchant, sharing on "How to Be a Lady."

Blue table will be bringing brunch.

Have a great week!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

MOTS Photo Directory is Up and Running!

The MOTS Photo Directory is finally up and running!

The Photo Directory is private and you must be invited via email to view. If you signed up to to have access to the Directory you should have received an invite by email from

If you did not receive an invitation or would like to sign up, please email your request to Rachel at


Friday, January 7, 2011

First meeting of 2011!

The first MOTS meeting of 2011 will be on THURSDAY-JANUARY 13TH @ 9:30am in the Taste of Grace Cafe!

Jolene VerMulm will be our speaker sharing about Training Up a Child.

Pink Table has brunch!

Come early for coffee, see you Thursday!

***Also, If  you know someone who would be willing to help play with our little ones for a couple hours in the morning for our meetings please contact Alesha! We are in desperate need for child care help!