Episode 22: The Season Finale

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We’re celebrating the end of our first season by answering listener questions. In this super fun episode you’ll hear Ashlee, April and Lesley talk about everything from sleep training to breastfeeding, what we’re making for dinner, the best postpartum jeans, establishing our own family traditions, and what we’re buying our kids for Christmas. We hope you’ll laugh with us as we joyfully celebrate the end of season one.

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Episode 13: The Lucky Few with Heather Avis

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This is an episode with a very special mama of two very special kids. We’re talking with Heather Avis, author of the The Lucky Few, about raising children with Down Syndrome. Find out what made Heather afraid when she was preparing to adopt them, how we as parents can teach our kids to be inclusive of children who may look or act different, and why raising a child with special needs is the ultimate honor. Plus, April and Lesley lament the terrible day when children give up their mid-day nap. This is an episode that will encourage your soul and may even cause you to look differently at your own parenting journey.

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Episode 12: The Girlfriends' Guide To Creating A Baby Registry

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Creating a baby registry is one of the most overwhelming tasks for soon-to-be-parents. In this episode, we're talking about our favorite registry items, the things we registered for but never used, and strategies for finding products that work for your unique personality and lifestyle. We also chat about some of our favorite brands, the ongoing search for the perfect stroller (#facepalm), and why Babylist is the best baby registry on the planet. Plus, you'll get to eavesdrop as Ashlee, Lesley, and April learn a lot of new facts about each other (one of them uses pacifier wipes, gasp).

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Episode 11: Catching Creativity with Nicole DeFord

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It’s hard to stay original on the Internet, but Nicole DeFord of Jelly Bird Signs shares how she finds inspiration to create her wildly popular rustic wooden signs which sell out within seconds of their release on Etsy. We chat about her unique business model, what it’s like to work with her husband, best advice for decorating your house, and how to pursue art in the midst of a crazy, busy life. Plus, all three ladies admit to driving minivans.

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Episode 10: Growing a Family through Foster Care with Anna Quinlan and Anna Jordan

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In this week’s episode, Lesley interviews three Coffee + Crumbs writers about how they each adopted baby boys through the foster care system. We discuss why they chose this route of adoption, the best and hardest parts along the way, and how to take the first step. Whether you’re considering adoption for your own family, or simply want to be inspired by real stories of powerful love, this is an episode you shouldn’t miss.

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Episode 06: Potty training is the worst with Lesley Miller, Ashlee Gadd and April Hoss

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We’re convinced there are few childhood milestones parents fear more than potty training. Get ready for a hilarious and honest conversation with Lesley, Ashlee and April as they share the highs and lows of their own children’s experiences. Whether you’re gearing up to potty train, or in the thick of a terrible training experience, you’ll love this fun and encouraging potty pep talk.

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Episode 05: Climbing mountains with Suzy Krause

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The road to motherhood isn’t always easy. In fact, one in eight couples struggle with infertility. In this episode, April and Lesley interview regular Coffee + Crumbs writer, Suzy Krause, about her pregnancy story. Suzy talks about how Mother’s Day can be an especially difficult holiday, the role social media can play in the painful waiting game, and what to say (and not to say) to a friend trying to get pregnant.  

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Episode 03: It's their day too with Katie Blackburn

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When you have three kids under the age of three, you know a thing or two about the joys and frustrations of motherhood. We chat with regular Coffee + Crumbs writer, Katie Blackburn, about keeping a big picture perspective during the very busy season of mothering young children. Katie offers wise and encouraging advice for any woman in the trenches of motherhood, plus April, Katie and Lesley talk about how often kids get sick.

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Episode 01: Introducing the Coffee + Crumbs Podcast

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Welcome to the all-new, much anticipated podcast from Coffee + Crumbs. In our first episode we chat about what you can expect from our new show, or, how we basically want to be Sarah Koenig when we grow up. Plus, hear about Ashlee’s love for grocery store flower bouquets, and the big mistake April made before her scheduled c-section. (Hint: we’re talking about bikini waxes!)

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