Mom Fuel – What keeps you going?

I love coffee. Okay, okay, let’s face it, most people love coffee, but moms also need coffee. Well, I know I do. I call it Mom Fuel. However, I do realise that it’s not the healthiest option. And decaf … well really, what is the point? Tea is another popular Mom Fuel and ironically I only really ever drank tea when I was pregnant both times, take with sugar too!

If you search the hashtag #MomFuel on Instagram it’s basically pictures of coffee mugs, cups of coffee, moms drinking coffee, with a few glasses of wine and some strange healthy cereal pictures. But mostly it’s about the tea or coffee, in whichever way shape or form they need it.

Here’s one of my contributions.

I think I tick two boxes with this one, I’ll let you guess the second one …  

The fact that I am NOT a morning person (ask my mom, husband and kids), is also a good enough reason to make sure that I get the chance to at least hold the cup of coffee before anyone in my house attempts to enter into any form of dialogue which they require an actual human response to.

Unfortunately, most mornings I have to share my coffee with my youngest.

Call The Parenting Police!

No! Back off ‘Parent Police’. I don’t let my four-year-old drink mugs of coffee, but I do let her dunk her morning biscuit in it. Is that a ‘slap on the wrist’ offence or a ‘fine’?

Also No! I don’t like having to sift through the floaties the last mouthful of the cup, but in all honesty I am so busy running around getting them ready for school, pack their lunch boxes etc, and trying to get myself halfway presentable for the school run that I might have a sip here and a sip there, but by the time I get to drink it properly the last few sips are ice-cold anyway (yuk!) so I don’t even get to the chewy, gross bit anyway.

After I get home from school drop-off and finish some superficial tidying, I make the cup of coffee. The one I will drink in peace and get to savour. It’s the one I don’t have to share, the one I get to inhale the aroma of. The one I get to enjoy.

I might have another one around 10.30am, but that’s mostly just in winter. In summer it’s too hot and I opt for fruit infused water instead.

At a push I will have consumed 2 & 1/2 cups of coffee by lunch time, and then I cut myself off. Any more than that and my heart starts racing and my hands start to shake – no joke! My body can’t handle any more caffeine than that.

The Cut Off!

I could probably push past the shaking if I really wanted to, but the other reason I don’t drink more after that is because I have a problem actually falling asleep at night anyway and I find if I drink coffee after midday, even if I’ve only had 1/2 a cup until then, I find it even harder to fall asleep that night.

This also includes a self-imposed ban on all fizzy drinks as they make me feel ridiculously bloated, and any and all energy drinks because they make me pass out thanks to a bad reaction and low blood pressure! (This has happened twice now – again, no joke!)

What Other Mom Fuel Is There?

So what do I drink, other than coffee … and the other well-known Mom Fuel – Wine?

Infused Water

Well as I said above, I love infused water. My favourites ‘ingredients’ are:

  • lemon
  • mint
  • strawberry
  • ruby grapefruit
  • cucumber
  • blueberries
  • salt – don’t judge – I’m a low bp sufferer!

Basically any combination of the ingredients above is great! In fact I even have an entire Pinterest Board dedicated to infused water, you can check it out here … Ways To Water

And don’t you love my infuser bottle by Typo? In fact the coffee mug in the first picture above is also from them. I do Love Typo!

Mom Fuel – Cold Infused Tea

My other drink of choice is fruit and herbal infused tea. Twinings have some amazing options for infused iced tea. Have you tried them? My favourite is the Passionfruit, Mango and orange cold infuse tea.

So there you have it. Those are my four main Mom Fuels: Coffee, water, tea and wine … sleep and repeat!

That’s it.

What’s your Mom Fuel? What keeps you going?


  1. I love a coffee in the morning but during the day its just water and I have my cup of coffee at work where i know I can drink it peacefully :-).

    1. Haha – that makes sense. Home is my work or I’d probably do the same.

  2. I am exactly the same…2 cups of coffee, but nothing after lunch time. I can drink coke at 10pm and be fine, but let me have coffee at 3pm and I will lie awake forever!

    Otherwise I just love plain ol water.

    1. I don’t even like coke. Maybe one sip on a boiling hot day when there is literally nothing else around. Maybe then. lol

        1. My husband LOVES Coke Light / Zero so I get it. I’m sure I’m just a little weird.

  3. Coffee. I’ve been without it for two days now – suffering. I drink lemon water now because I have a terrible flu. Sore throat and chest. I must be getting withdrawal symptoms too

  4. I love tea. I have quite big mugs (750 ml up to 1 liter 😀 ), drink around 4 cups a day and that’ s my fuel. Peacefully at work most of the time 🙂

    1. Wow – I only drank normal tea when I was pregnant and breastfeeding. Now it’s just the fruity herbal teas.

  5. I’m a big time coffee drinker and in Winter I tend to drink up to three cups a day but I try not to drink any past noon or else I’ll be up all night LOL. I have a few pictures on my Instagram drinking coffee too:)

  6. I would loooove to be able to have caffeinated coffee to help survive the mom-slump lack of energy. But caffeine gives me nasty migraines so I haven’t touched the stuff in over 10 years now. I treat myself to a decaf coffee on occasion, but otherwise, my mom-fuel is plain old boring water. Water all day long. I somehow don’t know how I survive having a toddler and full time job without caffeine. But every now and then, in the evening, there is wine. Glorious wine!!!

  7. haha thanks! It’s so funny how many people see me yawning or talking about being tired from work + parenting and they all say to get some coffee in me to help things out. It’s the first recommendation everyone makes. I would kill for coffee some days!!

  8. Infused water looks pretty yummy, I imagine its really refreshing. I’m a cuppa coffee in the morning and a cuppa tea in the afternoon kinda girl, but like you any more than three cups of caffiene and I get a bit jittery! Other mum fuel is cake…I feel like I need a reward every couple of hours or so! Not great!

  9. Hello, what keeps me going is coffee as well. I also like flavored water. But what really keeps me going is hearing my two year old daughter’s laugh. It brightens up my day.

  10. I wish I had time in the mornings to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee before I start rushing around to get ready. My “wake up” is the shower. I wake up at 5am and go go go until 7am when I finally sit at my desk at the office. A great morning at the office means I can sit and work quietly without making phone calls just yet and enjoy my coffee peacefully before anyone else arrives. lol That’s two hours after I wake up.

  11. I definitely need my morning cup of green tea with Moringa. After that I need a cup of pumpkin coffee with pumpkin creamed. A must.

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  13. I drink a gallon of water a day but I also do a concoction day and night of mixed things. I drink one cup of coffee a day and it KetoCoffee from it works. I just add cream to it and it can be drank hot or cold with no brewing. I also just started a mommy page on here but I have three other pages on wordpress as well. Blessings ladies and I am loving this new interaction. I have 4 kids so anytime to spare with other moms is a blessing lol

    1. 4 kids and 4 blogs! You are a superwoman!!! Will definitely check out your page. Thanks for all the blog love.

  14. I loved reading your blog, It was very entertaining and I have started to follow you. I also am all about caffeine most of the day….I can’t get enough!!! I am new to blogging please check mine out and let me know what you think 🙂

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  16. Super love this blog post!! I am also NOT a morning person but with a busy schedule and a little one, it’s part of my routine now. (Forced to wake up lol) Mom’s definitely need some time to take sip (in peace if we can.)

  17. Amen to this post. I can’t remember the last morning that didn’t start with a fresh brew. I’ve never been into infused water but now I am inspired to try! Thanks for posting 🙂

  18. Amen girl! I love drinking infused water, I have only had lemon though. I will be trying these new ones out. Coffee is life.

  19. Amen to this! So true to all of this. I just became a stay at home mom of twins, and coffee is my go to…even if I rarely get to drink it warm! 🙂

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