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

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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.


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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:

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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!