Mom Fika: Take Two

It’s the same old scene over here. Someone has a runny nose. There’s glitter everywhere. My preschooler is asking for snacks on the hour. The house was clean for forty five minutes. With lots of hope and some powerful miracles, it might return to this state sometime within the next week. Laundry is life. Mittens are lost. It’s cold. I’m bored. My toddler is teething. Along with glitter, there’s drool everywhere. It’s a typical winter with tiny humans. Parenthood continues to humble me. Life continues to inspire me. Coffee is powerful and all sustaining. Marriage is hysterical and healing. I’m blessed with consuming, loving, and self-created chaos. It’s all good.

But this brief paragraph isn’t a summation of the scene. It’s a glimpse. There’s so much more and it’s often impossible to capture and/or correspond about the daily dynamics of life. Enter this thing I do called fika. It’s about purposeful interruption. I unplug. I invest. I do so through conversation. So, do you want to fika?

Last May I hosted my first ever mom fika in Madison. This May I plan on doing the same. It’s nothing fancy. In fact, it’s simple. There’s coffee, moms, and a few treats along the way. It’s easy to fill our calendars for others. But why is it so hard to make and take the time for us? This question alone could carry a conversation for an hour. Join me for mom fika on Saturday, May 11th. Yes, I did drop a date for May. It’s Mother’s Day weekend, which means it’s the perfect time to escape for some caffeinated beverages and a splash of champagne. We’ll toast one another before we return to the ones who gave us the titles and make the memories alongside us.

Our location and timing is coming soon. If you’re new to the area or looking to connect, this might be the perfect place for you. As we forge ahead in the final days of winter I’m wishing all mamas peace, love, and good coffee.