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 21: Chasing Slow with Erin Loechner

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In this episode we interview hit blogger and HGTV.com star Erin Loechner about how she turned away from fame and frenzy to chase a slower lifestyle. We talk about everything from capsule wardrobes to slow blogging, cutting down on social media use, and managing gift giving during the holiday season. This one will change your perspective, renew your priorities, and shift your focus for 2017.

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Episode 19: When Love Feels Heavy with N'tima Preusser

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When Love Feels Heavy by N’tima Preusser is still, by far, the most well-read essay on Coffee + Crumbs. Today, N’tima shares more about her postpartum mental health journey, subtle signs that you may be struggling with depression or anxiety, and some ideas of what to do if you are. This is one of our most authentic, touching episodes yet; a breath of fresh air for any mama in the trenches of infant life.

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Episode 17: Bringing Back the Village with Krystal Festerly

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This week we’re talking to Krystal Festerly, mom of three and editor of The Village Magazine. You’ll hear all about how The Village got started--she launched it the same day she gave birth to her second child--and why the quarterly publication is dedicated to bringing back sisterhood between mommas. Plus, hear a little about Krystal’s third birth, and why she calls it a healing experience.

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Episode 14: Becoming Starry-Eyed with Mandy Arioto

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Being a mom is all of it: light and dark, highs and lows, fever pitch frustration and all-consuming love. In this episode we get to chat with Mandy Arioto, author of the newly released book Starry-Eyed, about how the brightest and darkest moments of motherhood can become a sacred opportunity to encounter God. We talk about pursuing rest in our busy lives, celebrating our worthy callings as mothers, beating the comparison trap, and why telling our stories is so important. Plus, the single most important question you can ask another woman and a few tips on keeping little ones busy in the late afternoon hours.

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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 09: Living the Balanced Life with Robin Long

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With summer in full swing, we know fitness and healthy eating can suddenly be on the brain. This week we’re chatting with Robin Long of The Balanced Life about creating healthy habits, practicing grace over guilt, and why it’s more important to focus on how you feel rather than how you look. Plus, find out how long Robin waited to start exercising regularly after having a baby (we may have cheered!), and what her fitness goals look like now that she’s a mom of two.

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Episode 07: Global Motherhood with Michelle Acker Perez

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Get ready for a fascinating conversation with an American mom raising her bicultural and bilingual daughter in Guatemala. We talk about how our own traditions and childhoods play into our parenting, the role of extended family in raising a child, and the beauty of owning fewer material items...plus a whole lot of other interesting differences in raising a childhood out of the United States. And, for our listeners with a sweet tooth, Ashlee and Lesley discuss their sugar addiction (and why it’s totally fine to eat dessert every night!) 

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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 04: Mommy doesn't go to work with Elise Cripe

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Three part-time working moms discuss the importance of teaching our kids what we do when we're not emptying the dishwasher. Plus, hear about the logistics, joys and challenges of pursuing career ambitions while managing the demands of young children.

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Episode 02: Making mom friends with Melanie Dale

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What’s scarier: a swanky cocktail party where you don’t know anyone, or trying to break into the mom circle at your local park? In this episode, Lesley and Ashlee talk with author Melanie Dale about why friendship with other moms is so important, the four bases in a mom dating relationship, and how to take a friendship to the next level. Plus, the easiest way to feel pretty when you’re six months pregnant.

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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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