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simple moments to connect
Sometimes the simplest of moments are not the easiest. A sit down cup and conversation with friends. Time to unwind, relax, catch up, get advice, share in joys and mom moments. But for some finding the time and the money is hard.
Is it a money thing or a time thing?
Are you so over scheduled you don’t have time to connect with friends? Or is childcare holding you back? I understand you more than you know. As a homeschooling mom with two young boys and a husband who works away from home. Finding the time to enjoy a cup of coffee with friends is hard.
Your to do list is a mile long, your children need you, you wish you had a few extra hands to get things done. There are more things to do than hours in the day. I totally understand.
Scheduling time with other busy moms just to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee and good conversation can be hard. But where there is a will there is a way.
Do you struggle with the cost of having coffee out with friends? Is it a money thing? For some coffee out with friends may be lattes and desserts, for others it may be a simple cup of coffee costing $1.99. Coffee with friends can mean different things to different people. I have a friend who prefers to bring coffee and talk over walks which is great.
Finding the time for coffee with friends
Sometimes you just have to shut it off and make time. Turn the electronics off and the to do lists and take the time to rest, relax and catch up with friends.
Is childcare an issue? Schedule coffee time while the kids are in school or during daycare time.
Or bring the kids along and opt for coffee in the park. Swap childcare time with your spouse so you can have time out with friends.
Combine your efforts save money and time by bringing the kids along to a friends house and have coffee while they play.
Take advantage of activity times or coffee socials after church. Where there is a will there is a way.
Finding the money for coffee with friends
If you just don’t have the money to have coffee out with friends, bring the conversation to your house. What better way to visit than one on one over coffee relaxing on your own sofa.
Budget it in. Make coffee with friends a priority and budget it in to your weekly or monthly budget. It doesn’t have to be lattes and desserts it could be coffee to go and a walk in the park.
Opt for the cheaper variety. Maybe the corner coffee shop is to expensive or lattes every week is a bit costly. Opt for a grab and go coffee or a simple drip brew with cream.
By far I think my favorite money saving coffee with friends option is brew your own and invite them in or brew your own and pack it to go. Who says you have to have coffee at the local shop? Your patio will work just fine. Or maybe you both want to browse the local shops or go for a walk, take your coffee to go in your favorite mug.
Whether you are running short on time or short on cash flow
Make it a priority to find time to relax, unwind and refresh. Book the time to see your friends. Save the extra few bucks to enjoy a shared dessert. Make sure to make time for you.