Episode 75: Your Sex Questions Answered, Part Two

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This week we're continuing our conversation with Dr. Juli Slattery and kicking things up a notch. From figuring out how to have an orgasm to what place masturbation has in a healthy marriage, we think you're going to love the frankness and candor in today's episode. Once again, this is not a show designed for little ears, so grab some headphones (or maybe make it a date night in with your husband after the kids are in bed) and listen in as we tackle another round of questions from our Patreon supporters about sex and intimacy.


Show Notes

Thank you to our episode sponsors:

Hello Fresh makes cooking delicious meals at home a reality, regardless of your comfort in the kitchen. There’s something for everyone, from family recipes to calorie smart and vegetarian options. For $80 off your first month of Hello Fresh go to HelloFresh.com/coffeeandcrumbs80 and enter promo code coffeeandcrumbs80.

The Light Filled Home has created a thoughtful selection of interactive products like the Mama and Me Bible Study and Craft box, a Family Teaching Bible guide, and Family Discussion cards, all of which help you start and maintain gospel-centered conversations with your kids. Visit lightfilledhome.com/shop and use promo code COFFEEANDCRUMBS for 25% off your entire order.

Mentioned in this episode:

Dr. Juli Slattery: Website // Podcast // Books

Juli’s “What’s Okay In The Bedroom?” blog post

101 Nights of Great Romance // 101 Nights of Great Sex by Laura Corn

Restoring The Pleasure by Clifford and Joyce Penner

Related previous episodes:

This Is How We Do: Marital Communication

Related essays:

Middle-Aged Sexy Time
December To Remember
Sex, Legos, And Making The Most Of A Weekday Morning
Green Light Means Go


Show credits: 

Hosted by Indiana Adams, Ashlee Gadd, and April Hoss with special guest Dr. Juli Slattery, produced by Katie Leipprandt, edited by Kyle Cummings, content managed by Jennifer Batchelor.


HELP THE COFFEE + CRUMBS PODCAST REACH MORE MOMS

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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: Hello Fresh and The Light Filled Home.

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Episode 74: Your Sex Questions Answered, Part One

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We're back from our sabbatical and comin' in hot with a two-part episode you've been begging us to cover: SEX! Today we're tackling your sex and intimacy questions with expert and psychologist Dr. Juli Slattery. From frequency and mismatched sex drives to how to spice things up, no topic is too taboo. This is not an episode designed for little ears, so grab your headphones and settle in for a frank, honest, and encouraging conversation about connecting intimately with your partner in a hectic season of life. Special thank you to our Patrons for submitting questions for this episode!


Show Notes

Thank you to our episode sponsors:

Buffy makes comforters designed to keep you cool and comfortable all night long. Plus, their products are all hypoallergenic and made with cruelty-free methods, meaning you can feel great about bedding that’s better for you and the earth. Visit buffy.co and enter code COFFEEANDCRUMBS to save $20 off a Buffy comforter.

Care.com makes it easy to find an extra set of hands when you need them. You can join for free as a basic member and easily start searching for local caregivers, or you can upgrade to a premium membership so you can reach out to caregivers, schedule interviews and even book and pay for care online or through their app. Save 30% off a premium membership by visiting care.com/coffeeandcrumbs.

Mentioned in this episode:

Dr. Juli Slattery: Website // Podcast // Books

Related previous episodes:

This Is How We Do: Marital Communication

Related essays:

Middle-Aged Sexy Time
December To Remember
Sex, Legos, And Making The Most Of A Weekday Morning
Green Light Means Go


Show credits: 

Hosted by Indiana Adams, Ashlee Gadd, and April Hoss with special guest Dr. Juli Slattery, 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: Buffy and Care.com.

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!

Episode 73: Motherhood + FOMO

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This week's episode is airing in tandem with Sarah and Meagan from The Mom Hour podcast—we're both talking about motherhood and the fear of missing out (FOMO). Sometimes we avoid talking about FOMO at the risk of sounding ungrateful, but the truth is there's an opportunity cost with every big decision in life ... and motherhood is no exception. From the temptation to compare ourselves with what we see on social media to actually missing out on things because we couldn't line up childcare or the toddler is sick (again), we open up honestly about where we struggle with FOMO and how we work to shift our perspective from one of lacking to one of gratitude.


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.

Plant Package selects durable, seasonal plants and a stylish container and sends you just the right amount of soil and plant food, along with instructions for assembly and plant care. Plant Package has subscription options that fit your lifestyle—choose whether your box comes monthly, every other month or seasonally. Visit www.plantpackage.com/coffeeandcrumbs and use promo code COFFEEANDCRUMBS at checkout to receive your first box free!

Mentioned in this episode:

Connect with The Mom Hour: Podcasts // Show Notes // Instagram // FOMO episode

The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness by Tim Keller

Indiana Adams on IMDb (glory days)

Related previous episodes:

Ep. 46: Grow Your Hope With Ruth Chou Simons
Ep. 71: Conversations With Our Pre-Mom Selves
This Is How We Do: Creativity

Related essays:

The Relief Of A Mustard Yellow Cardigan
I’m Feeling Jealous


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 Plant Package.

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!

100th Episode: Ask Us Anything

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From Indiana’s face blindness to how April balances introversion as a mom, today we're answering questions from YOU, our listeners and Patrons! You asked about everything from April's novel to Indi's thrift shopping to that "conceiving a girl thing" Ashlee mentioned once. We tried to answer as many questions as we could fit into the 100th episode (!) of this show. Plus, we get a little sappy at the end and talk about our favorite things about each other. Thank you for listening and sharing this podcast with friends over the past four seasons!


Show Notes

Thank you to our episode sponsors:

Noom is a habit changing solution that helps users develop a new relationship with food and exercise through personalized courses. Noom helps you understand WHY you do the things you do and arms you with tools to break the bad habits and replace them with better ones. To start a free trial and see if Noom is right for you, head to noom.com/coffeeandcrumbs.

Plant Package selects durable, seasonal plants and a stylish container and sends you just the right amount of soil and plant food, along with instructions for assembly and plant care. Plant Package has subscription options that fit your lifestyle—choose whether your box comes monthly, every other month or seasonally. Visit www.plantpackage.com/coffeeandcrumbs and use promo code COFFEEANDCRUMBS at checkout to receive your first box free!

Mentioned in this episode:

Indiana has prosopagnosia, or face blindness—just like Brad Pitt

60 Minutes did an ep on Faceblindness: Part 1 and Part 2

Ashlee used The Babydust Method when trying to conceive a girl and wrote this essay before finding out Presley was a girl

Ashlee + Presley on the Burt’s Bees IG account (photo by Brett)

The Kayne Doing Things IG account brings April a lot of joy

Indiana’s Memorial Day post

The Smitten Kitchen cookbook with the Caesar salad recipe of April’s dreams

April mentioned Sarah’s summer cookbook club. Sign up here to be notified when the next round of sign-ups opens

Indi buys most of her clothes on Poshmark (signup with code INDIANA for $10 off your first purchase) and ThredUp. Also, here’s the parrot skirt she got from Modcloth

Related previous episodes:

This Is How We Do: Creativity
This Is How We Do: Rest & Independent Play
Ep. 69: Motherhood + Minimalism
This Is How We Do: Personality Types
Ep. 60: Motherhood + The Military

Related essays:

To Be Sad For What Isn’t
How We Measure


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: Noom and Plant Package.

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!

This Is How We Do: Feeding Babies

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From nip slips to lactating armpits (!) to feeling confident whipping out a bottle of formula, today we're getting honest about the time-consuming and (often literal) draining work of feeding our babies. In this conversation, we're talking about the products and perspectives that make the job a little easier and the importance of giving ourselves permission to see that fed is best. Whether you're formula feeding, exclusively pumping, or it's just you and your B-O-O-B-S on demand, we hope you'll feel seen and encouraged in this week's conversation.


Show Notes

Thank you to our episode sponsors:

Hello Fresh makes cooking delicious meals at home a reality, regardless of your comfort in the kitchen. There’s something for everyone, from family recipes to calorie smart and vegetarian options. For $80 off your first month of Hello Fresh go to HelloFresh.com/coffeeandcrumbs80 and enter promo code coffeeandcrumbs80.

Plant Package selects durable, seasonal plants and a stylish container and sends you just the right amount of soil and plant food, along with instructions for assembly and plant care. Plant Package has subscription options that fit your lifestyle—choose whether your box comes monthly, every other month or seasonally. Visit www.plantpackage.com/coffeeandcrumbs and use promo code COFFEEANDCRUMBS at checkout to receive your first box free!

Mentioned in this episode:
Haaka
Nipple shields
Comotomo baby bottle

Babylist bottle box - great for trying out multiple types of bottles
Silicone bibs
This burp cloth and this one
Snap bibs
Pump

Quick clean steamer bags
Sanitizing wipes
Covered Goods nursing cover
Boppy
Portable bottle warmer
Best bottle brush

Related previous episodes:

Ep. 12: The Girlfriends' Guide To Creating A Baby Registry

Related essays:

Never Enough
There’s No Trophy For That
My Pump and Me
When You Struggle To Breastfeed
Three Words
Give Us This Day


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: Hello Fresh and Plant Package.

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!

Episode 71: Conversations With Our Pre-Mom Selves

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This week, we're talking about all the things we didn't know that we didn't know before kids. From a false sense of control (surely good behavior is just a matter of consistent and firm boundaries ... right?) to the things we swore we'd never do only to end up doing them (we're looking at you, goldfish crackers for dinner and weekly baths), there's a lot about motherhood that's upended who we thought we were. But then there are also the parts of us that are unchanged or have only been brought into sharper focus as a result of becoming a mom. Whether you're preparing for your first or you're three or four kids into motherhood, we hope this episode makes you laugh and helps you reflect on how raising our kids influences the people we become, too.


Show Notes

Thank you to our episode sponsors:

Noom is a habit changing solution that helps users develop a new relationship with food and exercise through personalized courses. Noom helps you understand WHY you do the things you do and arms you with tools to break the bad habits and replace them with better ones. To start a free trial and see if Noom is right for you, head to noom.com/coffeeandcrumbs.

Peanut is a totally free app to connect with and learn from like-minded mothers. The app introduces you to women in your area based on the things you have in common. You can chat, join groups, and ask questions to a community of women who can relate to your experiences. Download Peanut from your app store.

Mentioned in this episode:

We want to hear your “never would I ever” parenting moments! Hope over to our Instagram and share your best story with us; we’ll send a Coffee + Crumbs mug to our favorite.

Previous episodes mentioned:
Ep. 48: A Life Of Little Moments With Melanie Shankle
Ep. 54: Growing Your Family: Part One
Ep. 65: Parenting for the Long Haul with Krista Gilbert
Ep. 70: One & Done: Raising An Only Child
This Is How We Do: Preparing For Baby
Episode 49: Motherhood + Loneliness

Related essays:
A Letter To My Pre-Mom Self
Babies Aren't Science Fair Projects


Show credits: 

Hosted by Indiana Adams with 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: Noom and Peanut.

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!

This Is How We Do: Laundry

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This week we’re finally talking about the topic April has been dying to cover for two years: laundry. From personalized Ziploc bags for collecting stray socks to how to avoid ironing forever, we’re covering every strategy we have for making laundry easier. If you’ve got last week’s towels still piled haphazardly on the couch because washing AND drying AND folding AND putting away is just two steps too many, shove them to the side and join us for our hacks and hangups about the dirty work of cleaning clothes.


Show Notes

Thank you to our episode sponsors:

Care.com makes it easy to find an extra set of hands when you need them. You can join for free as a basic member and easily start searching for local caregivers, or you can upgrade to a premium membership so you can reach out to caregivers, schedule interviews and even book and pay for care online or through their app. Save 30% off a premium membership by visiting care.com/coffeeandcrumbs.

Simple Contacts lets you renew your prescription and reorder your contacts online by taking a five minute vision test. A licensed doctor reviews every test, verifying & confirming your prescription so you can skip the office visit but not the care. Save $20 off your first order at www.simplecontacts.com/coffeeandcrumbs20 and enter promo code coffeeandcrumbs20 at checkout.

Mentioned in this episode:

A Slob Comes Clean, where Indiana got the idea for laundry day

April’s Christmas gift wall mount dryer rack

April’s Laundry Recs:
Use Shout Color Catchers and never separate your lights and darks again
Woolite Darks detergent is April’s secret for helping her clothes last longer
Lingerie bags for anything delicate
Find a stain remover you love
Bleach alternative tabs

Ashlee’s Laundry Recs:
Wash It Later
The lint shaver that has saved multiple shirts

Indiana’s Laundry Recs:
Wool dryer balls
Rockin’ Green laundry detergent for cloth diapers (and napkins)

Related previous episodes:

This Is How We Do: Organization & Systems

Related essays:

Dreams Of Domesticity And The Reality Of A Dead Gerbil
The Neverendingness Of Recurring Non-Negotiables
I Cannot Make Dinner On Thursday Night And Other Tasks I’m Incapable Of Completing
In Review


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: Care.com and Simple Contacts.

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!

This Is How We Do: Personality Types

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In this week's episode, we're talking about personality typing systems. From Enneagram and Myers Briggs to less official tools like Hogwarts houses and Cosmo quizzes, we have endless options for identifying who we really are and why we do the things we do. We chat about our own lightbulb moments in terms of self-understanding and how that knowledge impacts our relationships with our spouses, children, and friends. While we have plenty of fun and more than one laugh in this conversation, we also explore the way understanding that we're all wired differently has led to a greater sense of compassion for ourselves and others.


Show Notes

Thank you to our episode sponsors:

Noom is a habit changing solution that helps users develop a new relationship with food and exercise through personalized courses. Noom helps you understand WHY you do the things you do and arms you with tools to break the bad habits and replace them with better ones. To start a free trial and see if Noom is right for you, head to noom.com/coffeeandcrumbs.

Away Travel essentials solve real travel problems like sticky wheels and dead cell phones, so all you have to think about is where you’re headed next. For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/coffeeandcrumbs and use promo code COFFEEANDCRUMBS during checkout!

Mentioned in this episode:

DiSC assessment (test here) // Myers-Briggs (test here) // Enneagram (test here) // Love Languages

Books: The Enneagram Made Easy //  The Road Back to You // The Path Between Us

Podcasts: The Enneagram Journey // Personality Hacker

Instagram Memes: Enneagram + Coffee // Rude Ass Enneagram

Essay: The Things Moms Carry

Related previous episodes:

This Is How We Do: Marital Communication

Related essays:

Let Us Be Women Who Rest When We’re Tired
Friday Stream of Consciousness


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: Noom and Away Travel.

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!

This Is How We Do: Creativity

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This week we're talking all about creativity—and before you declare yourself uncreative, we've got a pep talk to prove otherwise. From embracing creative sparks in the shower to the hard work of putting our butts in the chair, today we're dishing how we make space for creativity alongside motherhood, and how we're better off for it. Whether you call yourself an artist or not, we hope today's conversation reminds you that motherhood is bursting with creative inspiration. 

Join our free 5-day Creativity Kickstart here


Show Notes

Thank you to our episode sponsors:

HelloFresh makes answering the question, “What’s for dinner?” easy with fresh, pre-measured ingredients and recipe cards are delivered to your door each week in a special insulated box. You can choose from a variety of menu styles and options to customize an option that’s right for your family. Save $80 off your first month by going to HelloFresh.com/coffeeandcrumbs and entering the promo code coffeeandcrumbs80.

The Swaddle & Swoon expo, happening in both Atlanta and Dallas, is a uniquely curated baby show for expectant parents, new moms, or those hoping to grow their family soon! For $15 off VIP tickets, use the code “MORECOFFEE” when you purchase your tickets at http://bit.ly/coffee-crumbs. Leave a comment in our show notes (below) to be entered to win tickets to the expo!

Mentioned in this episode:

We’re launching a five-day Creativity Kickstart next Monday, and we’d love for you to join us! Sign up here.

Exhale, our online creative community

Ashlee’s photography website // blog

Indiana // Ashlee // April on Instagram

N’tima’s sourdough bread baking

Indiana’s #MomPrompts

The Art of the Pie

Related previous episodes:

Ep. 11: Catching Creativity With Nicole DeFord
Ep. 46: Grow Your Hope With Ruth Chou Simons

Related essays:

Perfect
A Creative
Through


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: Hello Fresh and Swaddle & Swoon.

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!

This Is How We Do: Media

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Fear not: this week’s episode has nothing to do with screen time dos and don’ts. Instead, join us for a (very) lighthearted chat about our favorite books, podcasts, and TV shows. From how we score affordable books to our individual headphone preferences, today we're discussing when and how we consume different types of media. We're also making quite a few confessions, so feel free to giggle along as we learn who loves to make friends at the library, who's obsessed with polygamist escape memoirs, and which podcast host doesn't really listen to podcasts.


Show Notes

Thank you to our episode sponsors:

Care.com makes it easy to find an extra set of hands when you need them. You can join for free as a basic member and easily start searching for local caregivers, or you can upgrade to a premium membership so you can reach out to caregivers, schedule interviews and even book and pay for care online or through their app. Save 30% off a premium membership by visiting care.com/coffeeandcrumbs.

Daily Harvest delivers carefully sourced, chef-crafted smoothies, savory bowls, overnight oats, and more, built on fruits and vegetables. Everything stays fresh in your freezer until you’re ready to eat it.  Go to daily-harvest.com and enter promo code COFFEEANDCRUMBS to get three cups FREE in your first box!

Mentioned in this episode:

C+C writer Melanie Dale is a recurring extra on The Walking Dead

We’re always keeping an eye on the Kindle $1.99 book deals

Favorite headphones:
- Wireless, noise-canceling ones
- April’s bone-conducting ones
- Indiana’s Costco buy

Recommended Books:
- Tell Me More
- Glitter & Glue
- The Middle Place
- You Who
- My Squirrel Days
- Holding Up The Universe
- Fates & Furies (April bought it twice!)
- Polygamist escape stories: The Sound of Gravel, Escape, Stolen Innocence, Breaking Free

Recommended TV:
- Breaking Bad (Netflix)
- Game of Thrones (HBO)
- Big Little Lies (HBO)
- This Is Us (NBC)
- Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
- Silicon Valley (HBO)
- Life in Pieces (Hulu)

Recommended Podcasts:
- The Bible Binge
- 10 Things to Tell You
- Conan O’Brian Needs a Friend
- Journeywomen
- The Dream
- What Have You
- Risen Motherhood
- Serial
- Joy The Baker

Kindle Paperwhite + Overdrive Library App
Thriftbooks.com for cheap reads
Mother’s Day is Sunday! It’s not too late to sign up to host a brunch and check out our gift guide, too. (P.S. The Magic of Motherhood makes a great last minute gift.)

Related previous episodes:

This Is How We Don’t
This Is How We Do: Self Care

Related essays:

Eating Popcorn In The Dark Because You’ve Earned This
Rethinking Silence


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: Care.com and Daily Harvest.

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Episode 65: Parenting for the Long Haul with Krista Gilbert

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Between the meals and the snacks and the laundry and the messes, some days it’s hard to view parenting as anything more than surviving those pre-bedtime hours. But we know parenting is not a short-term gig—we're in this for the long haul. In today's episode, we're chatting with author and speaker Krista Gilbert about how we can maintain our long-term priorities in the immediate chaos of motherhood. From the importance of building trust to keeping a sense of humor, this conversation is full of wisdom and practical tips for keeping the long view of parenting in mind. Plus, Krista shares the magic of "tiny traditions" and gives us insight into the coming-of-age trips she does with her children.

Whether your kids are learning how to walk or learning how to use a cell phone, we hope today's conversation encourages you to take a few moments to think about how you can parent for the future, right from the present.


Show Notes

Thank you to our episode sponsors:

KiwiCo designs projects for kids ages 0-16 that focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and math. You simply choose your line of crates (but don’t worry, they’re about the size of a shoebox) and inside is everything you need for the project. With hundreds of projects between their seven different lines, KiwiCo has something for every kid and will encourage their confidence and creativity through a thoughtfully designed leaning project at home. Visit KiwiCo.com/COFFEEANDCRUMBS and get your first crate for free!

Beauty by Design offers personalized skincare routines created by an esthetician. You take a quick skin survey, snap a selfie, and voila—recommendations just for you and your skin. There’s no subscription, no obligation to buy and free shipping and free returns.

Visit beautybydesign.com/coffeeandcrumbs and use promo code coffeeandcrumbs for 20 percent off your first order.

Mentioned in this episode:

Connect with Krista: Website // Instagram // Podcast

The 10 year old trip tradition that Krista’s parens started

… and the special way they honor the entrance to the teenage years

Krista’s book, Reclaiming Home: The Family’s Guide for Life, Love, and Legacy

Indiana bought the books Krista recommended immediately:

Triggers: Exchanging Parents' Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses

Children’s book that makes moms cry: Let Me Hold You Longer

Previous episodes mentioned:
Episode 36: How To Be A B+ Mom With Sarah R. Bagley
Episode 41: Free Of Me With Sharon Hodde Miller

Related essays:

Compound Interest
The Words That Matter Most
Just Enough Curious


Show credits: 

Hosted by Indiana Adams with Katie Blackburn and Krista Gilbert, produced by Katie Leipprandt, edited by Kyle Cummings, content managed by Jennifer Batchelor.


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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: KiwiCo and Beauty By Design.

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This Is How We Do: Raising Siblings

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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.

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Episode 64: Motherhood + Hospitality

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From fear of awkward small talk to embarrassment about baseboard dust bunnies, most of us have our own hangups around hospitality. And yet, inviting people into our imperfect lives and homes is how we build real, authentic relationships. In this week’s episode, we confess to the small stuff we sweat (like the evidence people actually live in our homes) and share how we’re learning to roll out the welcome mat anyway.


Show Notes

Thank you to our episode sponsors:

Hopster.tv is a subscription app for children ages 2-6 that strikes a balance between learning and fun, in a safe and ad-free digital playground. Hopster.tv’s content is handpicked by a content team of real human beings, not an algorithm, so children will never come across any nasty or misleading videos.

Use voucher code coffeeandcrumbs to get an extended 1-month free trial.

KiwiCo designs projects for kids ages 0-16 that focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and math. You simply choose your line of crates (but don’t worry, they’re about the size of a shoebox) and inside is everything you need for the project. With hundreds of projects between their seven different lines, KiwiCo has something for every kid and will encourage their confidence and creativity through a thoughtfully designed leaning project at home. Visit KiwiCo.com/COFFEEANDCRUMBS and get your first crate for free!

Mentioned in this episode:

April and Ashlee have claimed Gayle as their hospitality spirit animal.

Indiana has never once used this and just needs to send it to April.

April feels exactly like Mrs. Doubtfire when guests arrive.

Feeling inspired to flex your hospitality muscles? Host a C+C brunch for Mother’s Day!

Previous episodes mentioned:

Ep. 44: Embracing Vulnerability with Jamie Ivey
Ep. 49: Motherhood + Loneliness

Related essays:

Being Seen, French Toast, And the C+C Mother’s Day Brunch
Velveeta + Vulnerability
The Less I Bring
Fail-Safe Friends


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: Hopster.tv and KiwiCo.

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!

This Is How We Do: Self Care

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With endless time and unlimited budgets, self care becomes pretty easy (hello tropical beach vacation and weekly massages!). But when we’re balancing motherhood, marriage, and careers—and our bank account isn’t bottomless—how do we make time and give ourselves permission to care for ourselves?

This week we’re talking about what self care looks like for each of us and how that varies depending on the season of life we’re in. April also offers a powerful reminder of the importance of letting our kids see us experience the joyful and delightful parts of life. We hope this conversation leaves you feeling encouraged and empowered to explore what self care looks like for you, whether you have five whole hours a week or just five minutes a day.


Show Notes

Thank you to our episode sponsors:

Hopster.tv is a subscription app for children ages 2-6 that strikes a balance between learning and fun, in a safe and ad-free digital playground. Hopster.tv’s content is handpicked by a content team of real human beings, not an algorithm, so children will never come across any nasty or misleading videos.

Use voucher code coffeeandcrumbs to get an extended 1-month free trial.

Docusol Kids is designed specifically for constipation relief and helps relieve kids, safely, in less than 15 minutes. It’s safe and effective for children ages 2 to 12.

Mentioned in this episode:

The Ok to Wake! Clock April uses to help her kids sleep later

Ashlee’s bamboo bath tray

Target’s $2 face masks

Our Exhale creative community

The Enneagram

Related previous episodes:

Ep. 3: It’s Their Day, Too With Katie Blackburn
Ep. 9: Living the Balanced Life With Robin Long
Ep. 59: Everyday Peacemaking With Osheta Moore
This Is How We Don’t

Related essays:

Little Luxuries
It’s Their Day, Too
It’s Not About The Haircut
A Creative
Permission
Put It Down
The Rest Found In Movement
Let Us Be Women Who Rest When We’re Tired


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: Hopster.tv and Docusol Kids.

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!

Episode 63: Due Dates, Doulas, and Drugs, Oh My!

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In this week’s episode, we’re talking labor pains and epidurals, amazing nurses and redemptive birth experiences, as Ashlee and April recount the births of their daughters earlier this year. Grab a coffee (and maybe some headphones for this episode!) and settle in for an honest, funny, and heartfelt chat about the nuts and bolts of bringing a baby into the world.


Show Notes

Thank you to our episode sponsors:

HelloFresh makes answering the question, “What’s for dinner?” easy with fresh, pre-measured ingredients and recipe cards are delivered to your door each week in a special insulated box. You can choose from a variety of menu styles and options to customize an option that’s right for your family. Save $80 off your first month by going to HelloFresh.com/coffeeandcrumbs and entering the promo code coffeeandcrumbs80.

Molekule has completely reinvented the air purifier by destroying indoor air pollutants at a molecular level, completely removing them from the air you breathe. One customer even said that she was “able to breathe through her nose for the first time in 15 years! For $75 off your first order, visit Molekule.com and enter the promo code coffeeandcrumbs.  

Mentioned in this episode:

Dilation as illustrated by everyday objects (you’ll never look at a bagel quite the same way)

Documentary: The Business of Being Born

What exactly is a doula?

The Cheerio Diaries car birth story Ashlee couldn’t get out of her head

April loved this explanation of getting an epidural as a way to stay present during birth

Katherine Heigl’s Knocked Up birth scene (warning: language and graphic content)

Previous episodes mentioned:

Episode 29: Three’s Company, Too with Sarah Powers
Episode 31: The One With All The Birth Stories
Episode 54: Growing Your Family, Part One

Related essays:

Presley Joy Gadd: A Redemptive Birth Story
A Tale of Two Birth Plans
Sharks and Childbirth
I Had A Hard Birth
All Natural
How’s Your Pain?
Permission To Cry
The Baby Is Going To Be Fine


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: HelloFresh and Molekule.

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This Is How We Do: Preparing For Baby

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From our hospital bag favorites to how we make time for baby-bonding with other children running rampant through the house—in this episode, we’re chatting about all things baby prep. Whether you secretly pin nursery decor for months or Amazon Prime a Dock-a-Tot the week before your due date, we hope our conversation today brings some peace (and humor!) to an expectant season.


Show Notes

Thank you to our episode sponsors:

Care.com makes it easy to find an extra set of hands when you need them. You can join for free as a basic member and easily start searching for local caregivers, or you can upgrade to a premium membership so you can reach out to caregivers, schedule interviews and even book and pay for care online or through their app. Save 30% off a premium membership by visiting care.com/coffeeandcrumbs.

LOLA makes feminine care products, including pads, tampons, and pantyliners with 100% organic cotton, delivered directly to your door. You can pick and choose exactly what’s in your deliver, and set up a recurring subscription so you always have what you need on hand. For 40% off your order, visit mylola.com and enter coffeeandcrumbs when you subscribe!

Mentioned in this episode:

Ashlee’s floral robe for the hospital bag (pairs well with nursing nightgown) // matching swaddle + headband // April’s “Game of Thrones-inspired” robe

Milkmaid Goods nightgown/dress (Ashlee puts her baby in it for skin to skin time)

Birth hack: steal as many mesh panties as possible from the hospital. When you’re ready for real undies again, these are Ashlee’s postpartum favorites.

Haven + Pine labor + delivery box // mini version // Wonderfully Made printable

The dichotomy of third-baby nurseries: Presley’s room tour … and Caleb’s.

Indiana talks about her birth stories on The Birth Hour.

Related previous episodes:

Episode 31: The One With All The Birth Stories

Related essays:

A Tale of Two Birth Plans
What The Books Don’t Say
Taking The Time To Marvel
How To Keep Your World Small


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: Care.com and LOLA.

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Episode 62: Being The Village - How To Help A New Mom

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We’re baaaaack! Today we’re kicking off season four with an honest conversation about how we can really help the new moms in our lives. From avoiding the “just you wait” dump truck to reading cues on whether your Meal Train recipient wants you to sit and chat or drop the food and leave, consider this episode a crash course in new-mom-awareness. We also talk about the hard work of setting our pride aside and asking for help when we need it. Plus, Indiana and Ashlee confess the moments with new moms they wish they could do over.


Show Notes

Thank you to our episode sponsors:

Zola is reinventing the wedding planning and registry experience to make the happiest day in couples' lives even happier. Zola takes the stress out of wedding planning by enabling couples to manage everything online and in one place. To join the more than 500,000 couples who have used Zola to get their free wedding website and to get $50 off your registry on Zola, go to ZOLA.com/coffeeandcrumbs.

Care/of is a monthly subscription vitamin service that delivers completely personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door. Care/of’s online quiz asks you about your diet, health goals, and lifestyle choices, and then your Care/of subscription box gets delivered every month with personalized daily packs, great for a busy on-the-go lifestyle. For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter “COFFEEANDCRUMBS50.”

Mentioned in this episode:

Related previous episodes:

Ep. 17: Bringing Back the Village with Krystal Festerly

Related essays:

New Mom Meal: Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Apple Bake
Being the Village
The Less I Bring
Peanut Butter and Generous
The Twilight Bark


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: Zola and Care/Of.

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!