Frequently Asked Questions

What is Moms Cafe?

A monthly gathering to provide soul care for your motherhood journey.

Why was Moms Cafe started?

It was evident to us along our own motherhood journeys that moms feel isolated. This Cafe program was founded to create a community for moms to to know the joy of belonging and community, and to receive encouragement and mentorship, on a regular basis.

Who is Moms Cafe for?

It’s for all moms. If you have one brand new baby, if you have eight children, if you fall anywhere in between or you have more than that. If you birthed your children, if you adopted them, if you are a foster mama, it’s for you. If your children are older you’re welcome too, it’s not just for moms of little ones.

How do I join Moms Cafe?

Fill out the form on this page and pay the $25 registration fee.

Fees and Refunds

A one-time registration fee helps cover the costs. For our launch season, October 2019 – May 2020 it is approx. $50 (fees are still being determined). If the only thing standing between you and Moms Cafe is cost, we have scholarships! Contact us for more information.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds. Your spot will still be open for you when you return!

Why is there a cost?

We would love to offer this program at no charge, but it turns out that coffee, tea, cups, and snacks, along with the booklets provided, cost a little! Our supporting churches are helping with this to keep fees low, and our registration fee of just $25 offers you a great value!

I have a friend to invite, can I bring them?

We encourage all moms at our supporting churches to register now. If you would like to bring a friend who does not attend these churches for a first visit, they may attend once as your guest at no charge. They are welcome to register if they would like to continue to participate.

Who is organizing this?

Several area churches have partnered together to form our core team. Find out more about our team here. The supporting churches are Pathway Church, Bow Valley Baptist Church, Tapestry, and Cochrane Emmanuel Baptist Church

What about my kids, can I bring them?

We have childcare included in your registration cost! Loving caregivers will spend time with your children each month in rooms full of toys and books. Childcare is provided for children up to and including Kindergarten. Our adult care providers have current valid criminal reference checks, and all our youth volunteers are under the supervision of adults present in the childcare rooms. 

Babes in arms are welcome in the cafe, and you’ll find lots of mamas past the baby stage to help you snuggle them so you can drink your coffee (or tea) while it’s hot! Children that are on the move will be happier in the childcare space, and we will always call you if your child is unhappy and needs a mama-fix.

Please bring a peanut and nut free snack and a water bottle or sippy cup, please label them! A diaper bag labeled as well or back up clothes for your potty training littles.

I’m a Homeschooling mom and have children with me in first grade and beyond, what do I do?

We will work with you to ensure you can participate and have an enjoyable morning to connect with other moms. Please send an email to registration@momscafecochrane.ca to let us know about your older children!

I love this idea, how can I help?

We are so grateful for volunteers! We have opportunities to help with set up, greeting, food service, childcare, hostessing, take down and more. Send an email over to volunteers@momscafecochrane.ca and let us know what your talents are! Opportunities can be a regular monthly commitment or just once and a while.