Remember how I wrote yesterday that my two besties aren’t really social media gals? We don’t keep in touch on Facebook and I’m not really sure they know how to tweet. We text as much as our children will allow, but mostly, we try to schedule intentional mom dates. Always with a cup of coffee. Always.
Scheduling is a joy with one friend being a full-time teacher and another living a time zone away. But we manage. Because it’s important. Because it’s sanity. To find time to breathe with someone else who understands. Someone who knows what it is like to be kicked in the ribs all night long. Someone who gets what a struggle it is to complete one thought or task or potty break without being interrupted. It’s something we need as moms, as much as sleep, a moment to rest in connection and camaraderie.
Whether I steal away for 20 minutes or 2 hours, every moment in companionship with these friends fills me up. We fill up coffee at home and walk the lake, because nothing is better than hot coffee and a cool breeze. We tuck the kids in bed and log on for a Skype session with decaf in hand. And sometimes, it’s a whole gaggle of moms with a bevy of kids in my living room. Because even in that chaos, it’s nice to look across the room and see someone else like me. Someone who has mascara on just one eye (oops), someone who is reminding their son not to push (again) and someone who thinks they’re the luckiest despite it all.
To celebrate those little moments of rejuvenation thanks to coffee and friendships, Hamilton Beach is giving away my new favorite product – the 2-Way FlexBrew Coffeemaker. This thing is fabulous because you can brew a single K-cup for one on one mom time or Skype dates as well as a 12 cup pot for a larger gathering. You get both in one machine. Brilliance and multi-tasking perfection if you ask me …
To enter the giveaway please leave a comment answering this question before May 7, 2015 … How do you take your homemade cup of coffee? Anything that makes it extra special?
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Hamilton Beach provided me with a 2-Way FlexBrew Coffee Maker of my own. No other compensation was received. They are also the sponsors of the giveaway. Thank you, Hamilton Beach!