If You Give A Mom A Muffin…

Poems have inspired me for years to do what I love doing and today it’s poetry that reminded what motherhood is.

It’s a poem that reminded me of the cup of tea I left in the microwave this morning… and it is a poem that reminded me that I need to do laundry by tomorrow afternoon.

I love sharing poems on my blog that has made an impact on my life, hoping it would do the same for you.

I recently came across this poem on Facebook that touched my heart and made me cry. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did because honestly I think Beth has summed it up beautifully and I couldn’t say it any better.

If You Give A Mom A Muffin

by Beth Brubaker

If you give a mom a muffin,
she’ll want a cup of coffee to go with it.
She’ll pour herself some.

If You Give A Mom A Muffin
Her three-year-old will come and spill the coffee.
Mom will wipe it up.
Wiping the floor, she will find dirty socks.
She’ll remember she has to do laundry.
When she puts the laundry into the washer,
she’ll trip over shoes and bump into the freezer.
Bumping into the freezer will remind her she has to plan supper.
She will get out a pound of hamburger.

She’ll look for her cookbook
(How to Make 101 Things With a Pound of Hamburger.)
The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail.
She will see the phone bill, which is due tomorrow.
She will look for her chequebook.
The chequebook is in her purse,
which is being dumped out by her two-year-old.
Then she’ll smell something funny.
She’ll change the two-year-old.

While she is changing the two-year-old, the phone will ring.
Her five-year-old will answer and hang up.
She’ll remember she was supposed to phone a friend
to come over for coffee.
Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup.
She will pour herself some more.

When Motherhood feels heavy

And chances are,
if she has a cup a coffee,
her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it.

Dear Beth,

Thank you! This poem made my week! Wishing you loads of success.

Can you relate to this poem?

My husband says in science this is called “The cause and effect” phenomenon.


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Hi, I’m Shan. I’m an entrepreneur and a sucker for good adventures. I was listed in Forbes Africa 30 under 30 2019 and just recently launched my start-up – MomSays.

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