mamas + coffee

 We all enter motherhood with this preconceived notion of what motherhood is going to be like because of what others have said or what we see in the mainstream media- but in reality motherhood is so special and different to us all. Motherhood is not perfect and it's not easy. And while our journeys might all be different we still all have the same goal, to make it through it all feeling accomplished and proud of what have done. Other mother's (families) choices shouldn't define our own because that isn't our journey to live, but we can most definitely show them love and support as they navigate through their own. 

2 weeks ago I was driving home thinking I wish there was some little group of moms that I could keep in touch with to just talk about life, motherhood, kids and whatever else. Being a mom it is sometimes hard to find the time to escape from the house to have regular coffee dates with other moms to play catch up and just talk. I got to thinking and decided I would just create a little facebook group and invite some of my mommy friends to join (some who are spread across the US) and then we can just have a space to talk and share what ever was on our hearts. 

"Sometimes we need someone to simply be there. Not to fix anything in particular, but just to let us feel that we are cared for and supported"

So was created 'Mamas + Coffee'. I dreamed of it to be as if we were all sitting together where it be a cozy living room or a fun coffee shop- we all have our warm mugs of goodness just chatting away, sharing pictures of our littles, seeking advise, giving support. Nothing but a positive environment, cause lets face it's hard to find a place where negativity isn't brewing. 

It's been 11 days of pure inspiration and support, mixed with love, laughter and sillyness. It's become a place where mom's are asking real questions that they might have not asked for fear of judgement. Moms connecting with new moms whom they might have not met otherwise. It's been so amazing to sit back and watch this simple idea turn into something bigger than I ever expected!

We have even planned for meet ups, the first one was local to my area but I am hoping others will start to plan their own all over. This past meet up/play date we had all the mamas bring a new children's book or toiletries to be donated to the Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the Ronald McDonald House. What better way to spread more positive vibes than by giving back to others. 

I am excited to see this Mama community continue to grow!

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