The Perfect Coffee For Your Mom ProblemBy
Think outside the Keurig. With so many coffee choices why limit yourself to just drip? Instead, pick the java for your situation. But which coffee choice is best for daily mama drama? For every situation your little lovelies create there is a brew waiting to spark some energy. Let’s discuss a few winning combinations to help through typical mom tough spots.
No Talkie before Coffee – You need black coffee straight up, in shots. Find the smallest setting on the Keurig. Now, make three shots. Forget the cream and sugar, there isn’t time! Okay, now you can breath, which is good because, trust me, they do not understand quiet before coffee. Remember to enjoy their somber moods when the teen years arrive.
Tiny Tornadoes — French coffee is the way to go for untidy tots. Cafe Au Lait, to be exact. A dash of steamed milk, a whole lot of java and the impossible becomes possible again. Don’t rush, enjoy every sip until the last drop of heavenly nectar is gone. Now equip yourself with a trash bag and a broom, it’s cleaning time!
Empty Container Equals Empty Brain — No coffee in the container? Have no fear! Time for a trip out of the house. Drive to the nearest coffee shop for a fill-up on the way to the grocery store. You’re a stay-at-home-mom, multi-task! Grab a latte before ticking items off the grocery list (If you forget the list on the kitchen counter again, wing it)!
Braving Walmart at Night — An Americano coffee will make the drive to Walmart more enjoyable without all the caffeine. I won’t even suggest the D-word, Walmart at night requires caffeine. Make the excursion even better, keep the kiddos at home with hubby.
Cooking Requires Coffee — Macchiato to the rescue! An espresso, a shot of steamed milk, and caramel make cooking spaghetti more enjoyable. Grind some fine beans, turn on the milk steamer, and create a delicacy to cope with the noise and bubbling pots. Nothing goes better with cooking than an excellent frou-frou drink!
Bugged Out — Game on, lice don’t stand a chance against a determined mama. But, you don’t have time for anything at the moment. With sheets to wash, beds to steam, hair to shampoo and pick, your hands are on overdrive. Make time first for a double shot of espresso. Chances are, if one noggin comes home with these nasty little blood suckers, soon multiple noggins will be teeming with creepy crawlers. Down your caffeine quickly, but make sure to enjoy the robust flavor.
Cuddles on the Couch — Pull out the milk foamer, because if you’re sharing coffee with a coffee snatcher, your elixir needs to be more milk than brew. I would suggest not adding the mocha this go around. Keep your mama chocolate milk a secret. Lets face it, with you and hubby already addicted to coffee, do you really need the kids addicted too?
Can I Nap on a Park Bench? — Now is the time to add the mocha to your latte! It’s late afternoon, not quite time to make dinner, but you need a caffeine boost to make it to the finish line. Why not make it sweet? One part espresso, one part chocolate syrup (the real stuff, don’t reach for the Hershey’s your little darlings grab for chocolate milk. Grab the good stuff you hide in the cabinet over the fridge) plus equal amounts steamed milk. Go ahead, add a teaspoon of sugar, for a spring in your step.
Bad Dreams Lead to Bad Mornings — Spiders attacked in your sleep or worse your in-laws moved in, either way sleep was evasive last night. I just heard of a new type of coffee which sounds like pure genius: A Redeye, guaranteed to wake up even a ghost. Possibly useful after an overnight flight too. So what is this magical mix? Regular drip coffee with a shot of espresso, oh yeah! Come to think of it, I didn’t sleep well last night, be right back…Okay, yes this is a winning combination!
Now, obviously, your littles are going to come up with more situations. Keep this in mind: When in doubt, there is a coffee for every situation. Why don’t you experiment a bit to figure out what works best for you? Just keep drinking. Oh, bonus points if you drink your coffee from a mug featuring scripture, a picture of a cute kitten, or a destination.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Adrina Palmer is a stay-at-home-mom to three wonderful children and a wife to an amazing husband. She has a bachelors degree in Religion from Liberty University and is currently writing her first novel. Adrina is a Christian hoping to help other stay-at-home moms find the joy and simplicity as a mother and wife. In her free time she enjoys many crafts, writing, spending time with family, and reading. She would love to hear from you!