• A Mother's Rest

    You can't pour from an empty cup!

    Parents of children with extra needs rarely put enough effort into their own health.  Self-care is just as important as self-sacrifice.  A Mother's Rest provides opportunities for retreats for parents of children with extra needs.  

    Affordable.  Everywhere.  Often.

    A Mother's Rest is a non-profit which exclusively serves parents and caregivers of children/adults with extra needs.  Based out of Afton, VA, we coordinate and fund bed and breakfast respite retreats nationwide, all year long.  The basic need for uninterrupted sleep and time away is something most parents ignore.  A Mother's Rest makes respite available and affordable to all extra needs parents.  We believe the very best way to support these children is to take care of the parents' emotional and physical health.

    Services We Provide:

    *Year round, coordinated retreats for parents and other caregivers of children with extra needs

    *National network of B&B Inn partners

    *Retreats just for Dads

    *Mommy and Me trips with your "typical" children

    *Adoption prep and post adoption retreats

    *Summer Camp grants for children and adults with disabilities

    *Material and financial aid for struggling Virginia special needs families through the Raising Appalachia program

    Relax with Us

    Not sure if you're eligible to participate?  Just ask!  Choose one of our already-scheduled events, or contact us to design your own!  You tell us where, when, and who...we'll do the planning, you do the sharing and fundraising.

    How You Can Help

    We rely on funding from corporate sponsors, small business support, church and civic group donations, and individual giving to make these retreats possible.  Sponsor a retreat, make a donation, volunteer, host a weekend at your inn, buy a gift certificate, or share on social media.


    Reece's Cornerstone Cafe

    High quality organic coffee and teas on a mission

    About Us: A Mother's Rest is proud to partner exclusively with Dreamers Merchants for our coffee and tea products at the Cornerstone Cafe.  Dreamers was founded by Diane Grover, whose daughter has Down syndrome.  Her commitment to ensuring her daughter has viable, meaningful employment opportunities inspired her to build a company that serves other individuals like Mary Ellen/  When you choose to start your morning with Cornerstone Cafe, you create jobs for people with disabilities and provide respite for those who love and core for these incredible people.  These coffees and teas are perfect for B&Bs, restaurants, churches, and businesses!  Volume pricing is available, and we will provide you with brochures and other promotional materials for your establishment.

    Our Products:

    *Coffee: certified organic, fresh roasted, sealed, and shipped by individuals with disabilities in Memphis, TN, Dreamers Bled, Wake Me Up, and To Di For (decaf), whole bean or ground to your preference, 2lb bag, 12 oz bag, 2.5 oz single pot, and K cups

    *Tea: (27) unique flavors in Black, Green, Oolong, Chai , Rooibos, Ayurevedic, Fruit, and Herbal varieties, each box includes 10 individually wrapped nylon tea bags, also available in loose-leaf tins, high quality tea with all natural flavoring, custom-stuff gift baskets and tea boxes with your favorite flavors, perfect gift for any time of the year

    *Gift baskets: Mason jar quart tea sampler, tea pot with cozy,  wooden tea sampler box 

    *Mugs: enjoy one of our custom-designed oversized mugs.  Choose from several designs for men and women.  

    Until our brick and mortar cafe is ready in Afton, VA, you can join us any time, from anywhere, on our virtual front porch.  Every purchase of our superior quality coffees, teas and gifts helps provide meaningful jobs and skills for people with disabilities.  100% of the profits from the sale of all Cornerstone Cafe products support retreats, respite programs, and basic operational expenses at A Mother's Rest.