Without My Coffee, I'm Not Me

This post is sponsored by McDonald’s, but the thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. The new McCafe espresso menu available at participating McDonald's.

My love for coffee started when I was young. My grandma would let me sip some of her coffee whenever she made some for herself. When I was in high school and college I didn’t drink coffee that much anymore. I would occasionally stop by McDonald’s and get a Caramel Frappe, but I honestly didn’t need to drink coffee every day to get through lectures and homework back then. 

However, now that I am a mom of a busy toddler and I have to do this thing called adulting, I need my coffee. Without it, I feel sluggish and can quickly crash at 3 pm every day. When I have caffeine in my system, I feel like I can get anything done.

 My iced Mocha Espresso with chocolate syrup.

My iced Mocha Espresso with chocolate syrup.

So, in a day of being a mom, I need my McCafé. Getting a cup of coffee helps me through the day. I can’t take the day head on without it. It gives me the energy I need as a mom to stay on my toes and run after my little one all day. Have you ever had to look after a toddler? They get into everything and want you to chase them around 24/7. Without my coffee, my daughter would run circles around me. Haha!

We recently moved to Richmond, VA, so I had to do a lot of unpacking. We put all of our boxes in our daughter's room. Now, think of someone who loves to unpack. Can't think of anyone? I figured that. Haha. So it was hard for me to unpack the boxes and get her room together, all while keeping my daughter entertained. Coffee helped me get through those days. Most kid-friendly activities are early in the morning and if you know me then you know I love my beauty rest. But my daughter needs all the play time she can get, so while I'm out and about, I stop and get a McCafé to help rejuvenate me.

My McCafé gives me the strength to help my daughter during her cycles at gymnastics in our mommy and me class. The other day I had an iced Mocha espresso with chocolate syrup from McCafé, and it was delicious. It was my first time trying this flavor, and I enjoyed it. The new McCafe Espresso Menu features flavors like Caramel Macchiato and Vanilla Cappuccino and more. Since it gave me some energy, I decided to take my daughter on a walk and enjoy the summer weather before it becomes fall.

Coffee also helps me do all of the typical mommy duties like cook, clean, and go grocery shopping. When I don’t have my coffee, one of these things do not get done. I either don’t prepare dinner, go to sleep with a messy house, or I forget something at the store. It also helps me work on my business since I am an entrepreneur or some would call me a mompreneur. So when in doubt, I can always count on my McCafé coffee to get me through the day!

 Enjoying my McCafé

Enjoying my McCafé

Try any small McCafé beverage for only $2. When you buy five any size McCafé beverages, you get one any sized McCafé beverage free with their app. Valid 1/18/17 - 12/31/17. McD App download and registration required. Valid only at participating U.S. McDonald’s. ©2017 McDonald’s.

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