The first Pop Up Café took place at Sierra Nevada Children’s services in November 2017 during a 3-year-old playgroup. There were four mothers who brought seven children. With the two table hosts (an assistant to the director of Nevada F5 and a mom who went through the Café training) there were two tables of three people. It all went off without a hitch.
Lindsay Dunckel, director of F5 Nevada county wrote:
What really struck me was the beauty of the whole Café model. The parents were so grateful for the opportunity to share with one another deeply (even though they had been in the same room during a playgroup once a week all Fall). They each talked about how thankful they were to throw off the mantle of perfectionism and ‘get real’ – be honest about the hard parts of parenting, to realize everyone struggles as a parent, and to have it recognized and lifted up that there are no ‘right answers’ when it comes to parenting but many possible solutions. They loved me pointing out that in a Café, the wisdom is at the tables.