Life as a mother goes fast. We’re constantly rushing from one task to the next and suddenly the days have turned into years and our babies are in middle school.
We moms truly do battle to get 5 minutes for ourselves. Even when we do have time “for ourselves”, it often is still somehow related to work or our kids. It really can be a struggle to make enough time for ourselves each day.
One of the times when I like to take a few moments each morning to relax is while I drink my cup of coffee. I wait to enjoy my coffee until I get back home after dropping the kids off at school.
As I scoop the coffee grinds into the machine, I pause and take in a deep breath of the aroma.
When the coffee has brewed, I add some milk, stevia and a little cocoa.
And then I sit back and savour a few moments of calm before I start my work.
I imagine many moms are like me and use the short break of a cup of coffee as a mini escape from the stresses and demands all around us.
But our special day is right around the corner… it’s better than a birthday… it’s Mother’s Day!!!
And it’s our turn to slow down and savour many more moments than usual.
Win a Basketful of Coffee Treats
So to celebrate slowing down and savouring some peace and quiet, we’re partnering with Melitta to give one of our Canadian readers a lovely gift basket full of coffee treats including Melitta coffee tins, single serve coffee cups, pour overs, filters, and coffee mugs.
We want to hear from you… how do you usually spend your time on Mother’s Day? What are your plans for this Mother’s Day? What will you do to slow down and enjoy time for yourself on May 8th?
Leave us a comment and enter to win at the bottom of this post.
Do You Know The Story of Melitta Bentz?
I found the story of Melitta to be fascinating…
In 1908, coffee was brewed by boiling coffee grounds in a cloth bag tied with string. The coffee was cloudy and bitter with an oily residue. Then a Dresden housewife named Melitta Bentz decided to find a way to make ‘clean’ coffee.
She led the creation of a two-part filter with a brass pot punctured with several holes, and a piece of blotter paper from her son’s schoolbook. This was the precursor to the modern automatic drip coffeemaker. Melitta Bentz’s cone pour-over system is still viewed by many coffee aficionados as the best way to make great coffee.
Melitta Bentz’s innovation led to the establishment of the Melitta Bentz Coffee Company.
Comfort Coffee Recipe
Coffee is a grown-up’s comfort food, but this tasty drink satisfies your child-like sweet tooth along with your grown-up coffee craving.
You’ll find this recipe and others for hot and cold coffee beverages as well as desserts and savory recipes on the Melitta Canada website.
Chocolate on Chocolate Caffè
Spoon the chocolate syrup into a large 12-ounce mug.
Brew a 5-ounce cup of Melitta European Dark Roast coffee.
Carefully place the scoop of ice cream in the coffee, sprinkle with the chocolate shavings and serve.
Create chocolate shavings by running a sharp-bladed vegetable peeler over one side of a small semisweet candy bar. Store any unused chocolate in a self-sealing plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.
- 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
- 5 oz of Melitta European Dark Roast coffee
- 1 scoop chocolate fudge ice cream
- 1 tablespoon semisweet chocolate shavings
Enter to Win
Would you like to win a lovely gift basket full of coffee treats including Melitta coffee tins, single serve coffee cups, pour overs, filters, and coffee mugs?
We want to hear from you…
Leave us a comment telling us how you usually spend your time on Mother’s Day and what your plans are for this Mother’s Day? Then complete your entry using the widget below.
(While many of our giveaways are US only, or US and Canada, this one is only open to Canadians.)
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Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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