I’m often asked to share what it’s like living and working at Maggie’s Place and most of the time I feel like…

Zooey-Deschanel-Doesnt-Know-How-To-Answer-That-Question-On-New-Girl

So here’s anoter whack at it with the help of some wonderful GIFs (and a couple memes)!

 

When a donor comes to the door and says, “Hi, I just wanted to drop off a few items I got for you from your wishlist.”

donor wishlist

 

Getting the call in the middle of the night – “My water broke. I need to go to the hospital.”

are you ready for this

 

When you have to be ready for anything… at any time.

get ready

 

When another community member likes the same obscure thing you do.

best friends

 

When Becky Greene come to do a formation on the wonder of natural family planning and totally owns it and you feel like a standing ovation is in order.

feminist rants

 

When you can’t remember anything because you’re thinking of everything.

gone mad

 

When a new mom is moving in.

excited

 

When a mom is suffering and there’s nothing you can do but suffer with her.

i dont know what to do

 

When you receive encouragements from another community member.

beautiful soul

 

When someone asks if we deliver the babies.

laughing

 

When we read the house rules to a mom and ask her to move in.

no idea whats going on

 

When the baby giggles for the first time.

uterus

 

When your goal or resource suggestion is way off in a contact meeting.

not interested

 

Serve Saturday.

washing cars

 

When the moms and babies are reaching goals and milestones and making it rain with achievements (AKA bubbles!).

jon-stewart-colbert-bravo

 

When moms return from a successful interview.

taylor swift yas

 

When you print intake folders ahead of time so they’re ready to go and then get an email that the documents have been updated.

throwing papers

 

Confidentiality rules.

cant talk about it

 

Having to show tough love by giving a strike or consequence.

terrifying

 

Doing announcements at community night.

repeat stuff

 

How you feel after a staff meeting that adds 20 more tasks to your to do list.

work not done

 

When everyone’s hormones are out of control.

cry-emotions

 

What goes through your mind at least once a day when you’re in charge.

dont know what im doing

 

After mom has been up all night with her baby.

nap

 

After a stressful day.

talk to food

 

When you tell an epic story from your experience at Maggie’s Place.

true story

 

 

 

By Lety Sanchez, a (now alum) MissionCorps member

 

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