Episode 54: Growing Your Family: Part One



At Coffee + Crumbs, motherhood is what brings us together, but how did we get here? On today’s episode, we discuss whether or not we always wanted to be mothers, what those conversations looked like with our partners, and if we’re “done” now. You’ll learn who used to play pregnancy by stashing pillows under her shirt, who dreams of having a Home Alone sized family around her Thanksgiving table, and who never thought she’d be a mom but had a change of heart. Stick around for a big announcement during the second half of the show … well, a few big announcements, actually!

Show Notes

Thank you to our episode sponsors: 

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Mentioned in this episode:

Bitty Baby is still totally a thing

Indiana has the thyroid condition Hashimoto's and recommends this article and this book specifically for women with thyroid conditions trying to conceive. 

Zika and pregnancy

Ashlee and Brett always said if they had two boys, they'd try for a girl. (Spoiler alert: it's happening!)

Essay: Bad Math by April Hoss 

Other essays by April

Book: The Magic of Motherhood

The cats are out of the bags!

Affordable bulk pregnancy tests that fit in your wallet

Reminder: Coffee + Crumbs is on break for the entire month of August. Catch up on season three here. Ashlee's favorite episode was Motherhood + Loneliness. April's was TIHWD Fitness. Indi loved this Growing Your Family episode but a close second is THIWD Date Night.   

Visit our Instagram and tell Ashlee and April congratulations! 

Related Coffee + Crumbs essays:

Tick Tock by Ashlee Gadd

180 Degrees by Elena Krause

Not Ready by Katie Blackburn

Our Modcloth picks:

Show credits: 

Hosted by Indiana Adams, Ashlee GaddApril Hoss, produced by Katie Leipprandt, edited by Kyle Cummings.

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