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Remember the days where you could stop into a coffee shop, sit for hours, and enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee? Those days are a little rare around here since having kiddos. I wouldn’t change a thing, but sometimes I miss those moments, and that’s okay! The theme this year seems to be “pivot”, so as a busy mom of an even busier toddler, I found the next best thing: Starbucks® Fresh Brew Cans. I might actually argue that these are better than a coffee shop.
Life as a busy mom means there usually isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t make some sort of sacrifice. Whether we are sacrificing our time, appearance, some of our personal interests, or just alone time to get our thoughts together, we face daily sacrifices. It’s important to take care of ourselves, so I’m always searching for ways I can take any shortcuts that enable me to take time for myself also. It’s very important and helps me be a better mom!
One way I take care of myself is by getting up extra early, (I truly mean extra early because we have such an early riser). I like to relax in the morning with a fresh cup of brewed coffee and gather my thoughts for the day. Honestly, sometimes I just stare and don’t think at all. Other days I’m mentally preparing for my day. Mornings where I’m able to do this really do make a difference in my stress levels and how I handle the busy day ahead.
As I mentioned earlier, I recently started using Starbucks Fresh Brew Cans, and I absolutely love them! It’s kind of like being in a coffee shop, but you get to wear your pajamas. Does it really get any better than that? The answer is yes! The Starbucks Fresh Brew Cans are so easy to use. They are perfectly portioned to brew a half pot of coffee. All you do is pop open the airtight can, pour the grounds in your coffee maker, and in just minutes you have a freshly brewed cup of coffee.
I’m able to take my time in the morning, indulge in a delicious cup of coffee, and have plenty of extra time to relax before Charlie wakes up. The airtight can makes this coffee taste like it was ground the same day, and let me tell you, there is nothing like freshly ground coffee! It’s an indulgence that I’ve sacrificed in the past and that I now have at my fingertips. Even better, the Starbucks Fresh Brew Cans packaging is 100% recyclable, so it’s nice to know that I’m not creating any waste that will hurt the environment.Sometimes a busy day with an energetic toddler means that I have to reach for my Starbucks Fresh Brew Cans again in the afternoon! This mini afternoon coffee break is definitely not as relaxing as my morning coffee, but I honestly wouldn’t want it any other way! In just a few minutes, I have my delicious coffee, am able to re-center myself, and get back to keeping up with Charlie!
You can pick up the Starbucks Fresh Brew Cans at your local Giant Eagle grocery store! My favorite is always the Starbucks French Roast, but they also come in Pike Place and Breakfast Blend! Right now, you can get $2.00 Off ONE (1) 8 ct. box of Starbucks Fresh Brew Ground Coffee at Giant Eagle!
Speaking of Giant Eagle, here is a busy mom pro tip for you: If you haven’t utilized Giant Eagle Curbside Express for your grocery shopping, what are you waiting for? I am so glad that I live in a time where this service is available to utilize. Ever since having Charlie, this was one area I knew I could use some help cutting down on time and it has been absolutely life changing.
Do you have any time-saving tips or a favorite indulgence since becoming a Mom? I’d love to hear them!