Coffee Chronicles :: The Never-Ending Cycle Of Coffee

Coffee Chronicles :: The Never-Ending Cycle Of Coffee

For some of us moms, coffee is the elixir of life, the fuel that keeps us moving through all the things thrown at us daily. The relationship with our beloved cup of Joe is a never-ending journey that we can’t seem to navigate quite right. From the morning routine to surviving the coffee crash, I’m sure most of us can relate to the coffee grind. 

The Morning Routine – A Tale of Two Moms 

Ah, the morning routine, a battleground of chaos and a fight to beat time. Here, we encounter two types of moms. The first is the lucky mom who manages to savor her first cup of coffee in blissful solitude before the kids awake, relishing every sip of that warm, life-giving brew. Then there’s the forgetful mom, who can’t remember where she put her mug, only to find it during the inevitable shoe search while racing to get out the door, cold and abandoned. If only she’d had that morning motivator, she might have been in the carpool lane sooner. 

Coffee Chronicles :: The Never-Ending Cycle Of Coffee

The Absent-Minded Mid-Morning Cup 

As the day progresses, our coffee consumption enters the mid-morning stage. With our second cup in hand, our minds wander through the endless to-do list. Taking absent-minded sips, the dark roasted taste barely leaves an impression, as our minds race through after-school activities (is it soccer or dance today?), grocery shopping, and that forgotten load of laundry that has been teasing us all week. The mud water sloshing around in the faded to-go coffee mug is merely an accessory to the multitasking madness. 

The Afternoon Pick-Me-Up Cup 

AKA the saving grace that sparks a jolt of energy to power through the day’s remaining tasks. This cup is meant to provide that extra push, but in reality, it often leads to spontaneous bursts of productivity, veering off into tangents that weren’t even on the original to-do list. And let’s be honest, at this point, our caffeine intake has already exceeded medical recommendations. 

Coffee Chronicles :: The Never-Ending Cycle Of Coffee

Surviving the Crash 

As evening approaches, the caffeine crash hits. Thoughts turn to a quick drive-thru iced latte, but alas, it’s time to wind down and tend to the family, starting dinner, helping with homework, and lamenting about the things on your list that got passed over. So instead we daydream about that delicious first cup of coffee we will have tomorrow and the promise of accomplishment it will bring.

Looking for that perfect cup of Joe?

Here are some of the hottest coffee houses to get your caffeine-induced fix:

Jet Coffee: Jet has the friendliest baristas in town. The size and prices of their coffees make Jet my go-to coffee run. 

Miko’s Playhouse: I get my work done while the kids play make-believe in the indoor play area. 

Reve Coffee Roasters: Reve has some of the most unique blends and a mouthwatering food menu that will leave you dreaming of the next time you can devour the avocado toast. 

Alexis Marino
Alexis and her husband moved to Lafayette in 2019 when she was 5 months pregnant with their first child. Now, they live in Broussard with their 4-year-old son, Cam, and 2-year-old daughter, Marlo. Having grown up in New Orleans and living in Baton Rouge for over a decade, Alexis is happiest on this side of the Basin. Alexis loves all things Acadiana - from the never-ending events and festivals to the vibrant culture. She is the content specialist for a local startup and a contributing writer for Acadiana Lifestyle Magazine. When she isn't interviewing locals or brainstorming her next article, Alexis is most likely reading about nutrition and healthy living, having a dance (or paint) party with her kids, or sending her husband links to vacant lots (probably out of their budget) to build her dream home. Follow Alexis on Instagram.


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