This Is How We Do: Holidays

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Today we're talking about our approach to the holidays—from April's Buddy the Elf level enthusiasm from October straight through New Year's to Indiana's more measured approach. We chat about our favorite holiday traditions and how we balance all the time grabs by extended family and friends. Whether elaborate baked goods for the whole neighborhood are your thing or, like Ashlee, you're more comfortable with every boxed mix Trader Joe's offers, you'll feel right at home in this week's conversation.


Show Notes

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Mentioned in this episode:

The Great British Baking Show: Holidays

The Buche De Noel recipe April is dying to try

Indi’s ideal for Ashlee’s new holiday thing: wreaths made from cereal

Indi references Kim Kardashian’s sparsely-decorated home. Pictures here (via Buzzfeed)

Previous C+C gift guides

Ashlee’s 2018 gift guide

The salt gun Indi got her husband https://amzn.to/30TwyPO

Apple Hill near Sacramento

Indiana said, “Halloween is my Super Bowl” and she wasn’t kidding

Previous episodes mentioned:

This Is How We Do: Toys
This Is How We Do: Gift Giving
Ep. 69: Motherhood + Minimalism

Related essays:

The Elf Is Optional
December 26th People
Christmas Is About A Baby
Is This It?


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.


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This Is How We Do: Toys

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Today we're talking all things toys: the ones our kids have loved and played with endlessly, the ones we don't let across our thresholds, and the ones that will haunt our nightmares forever (ahem, we're looking at you, April, and your ventriloquist dummy, Charlie). We cover avoiding the lost lovey disaster and controlling the stuffed animal collection that threatens to take over the bed, plus we run through our favorite, road-tested toy picks in every age group. You'll want to bookmark our show notes for your holiday shopping!


Show Notes

Thank you to our episode sponsors:

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Michelin tires are designed to deliver reliable traction—no matter the weather—even when they’re worn. In fact, when worn Michelin Premier All Season tires come to a complete stop, some other tires still travel over 15 mph. While brakes stop your wheels, it’s your tires that stop your car, and that’s why it’s important to choose tires that perform well when worn. 

Mentioned in this episode:

April and Charlie. Good luck sleeping tonight.

April and Charlie. Good luck sleeping tonight.


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.


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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.

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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: Ana Luisa Jewelry and Michelin.

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This Is How We Do: Mornings

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This week we're talking about what mornings look like in our households. Spoiler alert: they're a far cry from our pre-kid days of leisurely sipping coffee while meticulously applying makeup and thoughtfully pulling together a coordinated outfit. In this conversation, Ashlee breaks down her new-ish routine designed to make mornings as non-chaotic as possible, April extols the virtues of doing allthethings the night before, and Indiana blows our minds when she confesses her children get up before she does AND fix their own breakfasts. From the pep in our step courtesy of the school system's tardy policy to our tactics for not yelling at our kids to just get their shoes on already (why is it always the shoes?), today we're breaking down our best efforts to start our days off on the right foot.


Show Notes

Thank you to our episode sponsors:

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April’s robe situation is … strong.

April’s robe situation is … strong.

Mentioned in this episode:

Ashlee’s slippers (half sizes size up!) and pajama jacket

Indiana’s milk jug tap, dry erase chore chart, and go-to quick breakfast

April’s robe, slippers, blanket, mug, Bible, and candle

Write the Word Journals for you and for the kids

Previous episodes mentioned:

This Is How We Do: Laundry

Related essays:

Please Excuse Our Tardiness
Drop-Offs Are Hard
A Stink Bug Tried To Mate With Me
Preschool and Perspective


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 Healthy Height.

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!