If there’s one constant in every mom’s life, it’s this: Our coffee gets cold before we even have a chance to drink it. (Or in my case, tea, but same thing.)
Why? Motherhood, of course. Before we’re able to take more than two sips of our wonderfully caffeinated, wonderfully warm, wonderfully delicious beverage, our kids are calling for us. And that’s in the best possible scenario. In the worst, they’re screaming for us…or they’ve had a poopsplosion…or they’re hitting their siblings…or they’re literally swinging from a chandelier.
Yeah, that’s why…not that I needed to tell you that. Heck, you might even be reading this post, wondering where the hell your mug went, only to find it lukewarm or icy (and not in a good way). You might stick it in the microwave to heat it back up, but it never tastes as good, so then you have to make a new cup…which you’ll also soon accidentally abandon.
Well, no more. It’s not that I’m taking a stand, because a mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do when it comes to her tiny terrors. Instead, I’m finding a solution for you, for me, for all of us: the Yeti Rambler, a 20-ounce stainless steel insulated tumbler.
I don’t often go gaga over products products on Momsanity, but sometimes I can’t help myself. Cases in point:
- 16 Incredibly Helpful Product I Wish I’d Had As a New Mom
- Baby Essentials for Second-Time Moms
- How to Cure Even the Worst Diaper Rash
And now my newly beloved Yeti. This isn’t a sponsored post, by the way. I’m just in love.
It keeps hot beverages hot—and cold beverages cold—and it does it for HOURS. Yes, my tea is now hot for HOURS. (And yes, all caps were necessary twice.) It also has a sliding magnetic lid that keeps liquids from spilling all over you, and you won’t burn your hand when you pick it up either. Through some sort of fancy science or possibly sorcery, the insulation keeps the outside of the cup completely temperate. Yep, I’m going with sorcery.
I have to give credit where credit is due. My husband made this miraculous discovery after he’d gotten one for his iced coffee, and then he bought one for me. (Thanks, honey!)
We were actually already familiar with Yeti because they also make these amazing coolers that keep ice as actual ice for days. Nope, that’s not a typo—days. I’d looked into the coolers for a segment I’d been working on about great products for sports moms, and around the same time, my husband randomly won one at a golf tournament. (Possibly the only time I didn’t complain about golf.) They’re pretty pricey, but they’re totally worth it if you’re tailgating, taking a road trip, camping, hanging out at the beach, schlepping the kids to activities all weekend, or whatever else.
I was completely shocked that this tumbler wasn’t pricey at all—just $30 for something you’ll use every day, multiple times a day, and is environmentally friendly, to boot. Anyway, I’m not sure why I was skeptical at first, given Yeti’s track record, but that’s just me, I guess. Let’s just say that I was more than happily surprised, and I am now a complete Yeti devotee.
Trust me: This will change your life, and I don’t say that lightly.