Inspiration Corner
The Southern York County MOMS Club knows that being a full-time mom requires support, support, and more support!!!

With the exception of the Peace Corps, we know that being a mom is truly "the toughest job you'll ever love".

So for those tough moments when you need reassurance that you are indeed changing the world, sit back and be uplifted. We are here to relax, motivate, and inspire your soul.  Pass along the positive energy to the ones we love most, our children.


"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother."
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
Tenneva Jordan

"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love."
Mildred B. Vermont

"Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of life."
Maureen Hawkins

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us; when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.
Washington Irving

And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see -- or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.
Alice Walker

One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.
Chinese Proverb

To affect the quality of the day; that is the art of life.
Henry David Thoreau

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
Henry Miller

I am only one, but I am one. I can not do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I can not do interfere with what I can do.
Edward Everett Hale

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You Know Your A Mother When....

You count the sprinkles on each kid's cupcake to make sure they're equal.

You have time to shave only one leg at a time.

You hide in the bathroom to be alone.

Your kid throws-up and you catch it.

Someone else's kid throws up at a party. You keep eating.

As you cling to the high moral ground on toy weapons;
your child chews his toast into the shape of a gun.

You hope ketchup is a vegetable, since it's the only one your child eats.

You find yourself cutting your husband's sandwiches into cute shapes.

You hear your mother's voice coming out of your mouth when you say,
"NOT in your good clothes!"

You stop criticizing the way your mother raised you.

You donate to charities in the hope that your child won't get that disease.

You hire a sitter because you haven't been out with your husband in ages,
then spend half the night checking on the kids.

Your feet stick to the kitchen floor and you don't care.

When the kids are fighting, you threaten to lock them in a room
together and not let them out until someone's bleeding.

You spend an entire week wearing sweats.

Your idea of a good day is making it through without a
child leaking bodily fluids on you.

Popsicles become a food staple.

Your favorite television show is a cartoon.

Peanut butter and jelly are eaten at least in one meal a day.

You're willing to kiss your child's boo-boo, regardless of where it is.

Your baby's pacifier falls on the floor and you give it back to her,
after you suck the dirt off of it because you're too busy to wash it off.

Your kids make jokes about burping, pooping, etc. and you think it's funny.

You're so desperate for adult conversation that you spill your guts
to the telemarketer that calls and he hangs up on you!

Spit is your number one cleaning agent.

You buy cereal with marshmallows in it.

The closest you get to gourmet cooking is making Rice Krispies treats.

In your bathroom there is toothpaste on the light fixtures,
water all over the floor, a dog drinking out of the toilet
and body hair forming a union to protest unsafe working conditions.

You get up at 5:30am and you have no time to eat, sleep, drink
or go to the bathroom but still manage to gain 10 pounds.

You're up each night until 10 PM vacuuming, dusting, wiping, washing,
drying, loading, unloading, shopping, cooking, driving, flushing, ironing,
sweeping, picking up, changing sheets, changing diapers, bathing,
helping with homework, paying bills, budgeting, clipping coupons,
folding clothes, putting to bed, dragging out of bed, brushing,
chasing, buckling, feeding (them, not you), raking, trimming,
planting, edging, mowing, gardening, painting,
playing, and walking the dog.

You say at least once a day, "I'm not cut out for this job",
but you know you wouldn't trade it for anything.
The Job Description

Mother, Mom, Mama, Mummy, Ma

*Long term, team players needed, for challenging permanent work in an, often chaotic environment.
*Candidates must possess excellent communication and
organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call.
*Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities.
*Travel expenses not reimbursed.
*Extensive courier duties also required.

The rest of your life. ..
*Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily,
until someone needs a couple of bucks.
*Must be willing to bite tongue epeatedly.
*Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be
able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf.
*Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers.
*Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects.
* Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings! for
clients of all ages and mental outlooks.
*Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next.
*Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices.
*Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. *Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product.
*Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.

*Virtually none. Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you

*None required unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.

*Get this! You pay them! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent.
*When you die, you give them whatever is left.
*The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you
actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.

*While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered; this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth and free hugs for life if you play your cards right.

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