About Moms Café
How it all Began
Moms Cafe Cochrane was formed by a team of local moms who know what it’s like to have great, victorious seasons of mothering, but also to struggle and feel like we have no idea what we are doing. Some of our team have grandchildren and some have toddlers, but there’s one thing we have in common: we can’t walk through motherhood alone. After discovering what we need to thrive in our seasons, and after talking with other moms, we have tailored this program to meet those needs.
What is Moms Cafe?
Moms Cafe was created for the purpose of bringing moms together for community, encouragement and mentorship. We are all about soul care, which is care for the whole being. Soul care goes deep to reach the places that are empty, to offer encouragement with the struggles, and to give space for the thoughts, feelings, and questions, and to energize and inspire hope. Moms pour out so much that sometimes we need a break. When moms are filled up, we will thrive where we’re at.
We meet monthly for two hours in the morning. Childcare is provided, as well as good coffee, tea and snacks, so moms can relax and be cared for. Each gathering will have encouragement from a speaker on a topic related to being a mom, and then discussion afterward.
The Four Pillars of Moms Café
Moms Cafe is made up of four pillars, which are our values: Belonging, Community, Encouragement, Mentorship. We believe these four things are instrumental in helping moms enjoy their season of motherhood and thrive.
We long to belong; to be apart of something, to have value and to contribute. Whether you feel like you’ve got it all together or you don’t, there’s a seat for you at this table. We strive to create an environment that is welcoming and safe so every mom can be seen, known, and loved for who she is.
A community is a group of people who have something in common. Every mom has one great task in common: to raise our kids. We believe the best way to walk with each other is in authentic community – where the relationships we form with each other are genuine, deep, and life-giving.
We don’t need someone to tell us we’re doing it wrong and we’ve failed, but we do need people to pick us up and help us keep going. Encouragement will come in many forms, including the speakers, mentor moms, and peers. There will also be practical tips to help us grow as moms and individuals.
Mature moms who have raised their kids get to share insight and wisdom with moms who still have their kids at home. What a gift to have someone to talk to who has been there but is farther along the path. Mentor moms offer understanding, a wise perspective, encouragement, and a cheerleader.