This Is How We Do: Raising Siblings

|

tihwdsiblings.jpg

In this week’s episode, we’re talking about all things sibling-related, from managing age gaps to mitigating disagreements. With a collective 10 kids between Indiana, Ashlee, and April—and a whopping FORTY-TWO among the full C+C team—we offer our take on how we foster friendships between our kids without forcing them, and the unexpected moments of joy we find along the way.


Show Notes

Thank you to our episode sponsors:

Prep Dish is a healthy meal planning service that offers a variety of options, including dairy-free, paleo, gluten-free, and now keto menus. They email you the entire week’s grocery list and detailed instructions for each recipe. Visit prepdish.com/coffee to try it for two weeks completely free.

Harper Wilde offers comfortable and attainably-priced bras that match women’s real needs. Visit HarperWilde.com/COFFEEANDCRUMBS to get started today with a free at-home try-on, and you’ll also get a free bra wash bag.

Mentioned in this episode:

Some of our favorite toys for fostering sibling play and relationships:

Magna tiles
Picasso tiles
Fort building and other building sets
Walkie Talkies

The bunk beds Ashlee’s boys have

This Daniel Tiger episode is great for prepping to add a new sibling to the family

Related previous episodes:

Growing Your Family, Part 1
Growing Your Family, Part 2

Related essays:

Take Care Of Each Other
Yesterday My Kids Got Along And I Almost Died Of Shock
The Gift Of Each Other
Sisters


Show credits: 

Hosted by Indiana Adams, Ashlee Gadd, and April Hoss, produced by Katie Leipprandt, edited by Kyle Cummings, content managed by Jennifer Batchelor.


HELP THE COFFEE + CRUMBS PODCAST REACH MORE MOMS

Subscribe | To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe to the Coffee + Crumbs Podcast. If you're an Android user, we recommend using the Stitcher app which you can find in the Google Play store. Then, once you're in the app, search for "Coffee + Crumbs." Click the plus (+) sign to add our podcast to your Favorites list. You can also try Overcast and Spotify.

Patreon | Did you know you can support our work with a monthly donation as little as $1/month? Learn more here

Leave a review | When you leave a five star iTunes review, it helps other mothers find us when they're seeking out podcasts on iTunes. Need directions? No problem

Check out our sponsors | We're selective when it comes to our sponsors because we are sure to only partner with companies that we love and know you'll love. They underwrite a portion of our production costs, so when you click over and/or support them, they'll know they've partnered with the right podcast. This week's sponsors: Prep Dish and Harper Wilde.

Share with a friend | We hope to see the Coffee + Crumbs podcast grow and grow and grow, but we rely on moms like you to spread the word. We appreciate when you share our episodes—whether that's via Facebook, email, Twitter or Instagram. Thank you for the love!