This is How We Don't



All season we’ve been sharing our tips, tricks and life hacks in our ‘This Is How We Do’ episodes. This time around, we’re flipping the script and sharing what we DON’T do. From outsourcing grocery shopping to not making the bed to not washing our hair—this conversation is full of confessions about our mothering, home upkeep, school involvement, and everything in between. We hope this episode makes you laugh and gives you a much-needed permission slip to pursue the things you’re good at, and let go of all the rest.

Show Notes

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Mentioned in this episode:

This episode was partially inspired by the podcast episode of The Mom Hour: The Life Changing Magic of Opting Out

Shauna Niequest’s book Bittersweet has a chapter called ‘Things I Don’t Do’ that also inspired this episode. See also: Is Busyness A Drug?

It seems to be a theme. Days after we recorded, our friend Erin from Design For Mankind posed this question on her Instagram: “What’s on your to don’t list?”

Ashlee made a gorgeous leaf wall for Thanksgiving and bought her food from Whole Foods.

The Buck Denver show Why Do They Call It Christmas really helped Indiana’s kids understand how Christmas traditions came to be.

Don’t be turned off by the name (it’s about shampoo): Learn more about the no ‘poo method.

Previous episodes mentioned:

Indiana’s debut episode: Motherhood + Social Media | TIHWD: Meal Planning | TIHWD: Fitness | Motherhood + Loneliness

Show credits: 

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

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