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Today By The Way

This is the podcast for moms who don't have time for podcasts. Your to-do list is a mile long, but sometimes all you need is a quick chat with a fun friend to brighten your day. Indiana Adams has been a trusted voice on the internet for well over a decade and she knows just how demanding mom life can be. Each Monday and Friday episode of Today By The Way aims to be around 15-minutes; that's just enough time to share recommendations, to laugh about pop culture headlines, and to cheer you on as you start your day. If you’re a mom whose van has cereal in every crevice or whose hair is mostly dry shampoo, welcome. You’ve found your people. This short and sweet podcast just became your new best friend.

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5. A Procrastinator's Christmas, Last Minute Gift Ideas, & Red Lips or Nails Just Because

There’s only one week left until Christmas! Today we talk about why procrastinators might procrastinate, I share some last-minute gift ideas (from one procrastinator to another), and we’re going to try red lipstick or nails just because. Today, by the way, is Monday, December 16, 2019.  Today’s sponsor spotlight is The Confetti Post.  Find the full show notes at TodayByTheWay.com/episodes and connect with me on Instagram at  @indianaadams.

15mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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21. The Chris & Indiana Origin Story, #FollowFriday with Desirae Endres of Minimalish, & Treat Yo’ Self To Some Clearance

In honor of Valentine’s Day, today I share how Chris and I went from Friendville to RelationshipCity after meeting online in 1999 (pioneers, I tell ya’). My friend Desirae Endres of the podcast Minimalish joins us to chat about things we’re loving lately and the TBTWChallenge is to treat yo’ self… from the Valentine's Day clearance section. Get it, girl! Make sure you are signed up for our weekly emails so you do not miss next week's listener survey. Find the full show notes at TodayByTheWay.com/episodes and connect with me on Instagram at  @indianaadams.

35mins

14 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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23. On Not Having An Inner Monologue, Your Daily Frosty, & You Gonna Dip Your Fries In That?

“Fun fact: some people have an internal narrative and some don't. As in, some people's thoughts are like sentences they ‘hear’ and some people just have abstract non-verbal thoughts and have to consciously verbalize them… And most people aren't aware of the other type of person.” -@KylePlantEmoji via Twitter My mind was blown when I learned this. I do not have an inner monologue and it turns out that so many of you with one have so many questions. Plus, it’s Wendy’s Unlimited Frosty Key Tag time, and to go along with this, our #TBTWChallenge this week is to try some new (to you) food combos. Surely you’ve dipped your fries in your Frosty before, right?  Today’s episode is brought to you by Better Help, a service I use and the largest online counseling platform, worldwide. You can get 10% off your first month of counseling by visiting BetterHelp.com/indiana. Find the full show notes at TodayByTheWay.com/episodes and connect with me on Instagram at  @indianaadams.

21mins

21 Feb 2020

Rank #3

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30. Coronavirus, Grace & Your To-Do List, Plus Social (Media) Distancing & Sharing The Good Stuff Online Regarding Covid-19

92% of TBTW listeners report that they have at least one child who is home this week because their school is closed, and no matter if you’re a mom with a color-coded schedule or one that’s going to rely heavily on Disney+, there is grace for you. My news feed is full of data points and uncertainties and political discourse surrounding COVID-19. My inbox is full of every corporation that has my email address telling me how they’re handling the virus (fun fact: I don’t care unless you’re our family doctor or my children’s school), so in addition to social distancing, may I also recommend social media distancing? I’m sharing three places where you can go online to get the good when it comes to this pandemic.  Today’s episode is brought to you by Better Help, the largest online counseling platform, worldwide. You can get 10% off your first month of counseling by visiting BetterHelp.com/indiana. Find the full show notes at TodayByTheWay.com/episodes and connect with me on Instagram at  @indianaadams.

14mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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20. Explain The Oscars To Me Like I’m Five, Why You Can’t Sell An Oscar, Affordable Madewell, & Out Of Control Inboxes.

So what are the Oscars all about anyway? My favorite movies are usually based on comic books, so my lowbrow taste rarely gives me cause to care about the Academy Awards. Today I do some Googling to learn a little bit more about this prestigious awards show and learn a bunch of interesting things. I also talk about how I get Madewell on the cheap and we laugh about out of control inboxes.  I’d love to meet you in Indianapolis this June at The Gospel Coalition for Women. Learn more at hegospelcoalition.org/tgcw20/ Leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser.com to be entered to win the all-new Amazon Echo Dot with Clock. Find the full show notes at TodayByTheWay.com/episodes and connect with me on Instagram at  @indianaadams.

14mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #5

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13. Deep Dive: The High Hopes for TBTW, Podfade, The Business of Podcasting, & A Secret Act of Kindness

Today I share my great big dreams for Today By The Way and explain how podcasts make money off their listeners. I know, I know. It’s a little meta to do a podcast episode about podcasting. Thank you for hearing my heart in all this. This week’s challenge is a sneaky one. Can we do random acts of kindness WITHOUT sharing about it on social media? Instead, I’d love for us all to share stories about a time when a stranger did something unexpectedly kind for YOU. And this week let’s pay it forward out of love instead of for the likes. Today, by the way, is Monday, January 13, 2020.  Today’s brand spotlight is Little Adventures, machine washable dress-up play clothes designed for every day. We’ve been big fans for over three years! Find the full show notes at TodayByTheWay.com/episodes and connect with me on Instagram at  @indianaadams.

21mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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3. 2009 Was Two Years Ago, Honey & Saving Money, Bookclub, & New Recipes

Today we talk about things we forgot were from this decade, we learn about one thing that will always save you money, we contemplate starting a bookclub, and together we cook up something new. Today, by the way, is Monday, December 9, 2019.  Today’s sponsor spotlight is Able.  Find the full show notes at TodayByTheWay.com/episodes and connect with me on Instagram at  @indianaadams.

14mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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25. What Is Up With Leap Year, Deals For Leap Day Babies, Survey Says, & Your Parenting Questions Answered

Leap year is more complicated than I thought, and I make a strong case to have leap day moved to October. There are some leap day deals out there, but even MORE if your birthday is Feb. 29th. Our first ever listener survey went out and I found out that you guys like this show very much, just the way it is. As promised, I answer some of the questions you have about how we parent.  Today’s episode is brought to you by Better Help, the largest online counseling platform, worldwide. You can get 10% off your first month of counseling by visiting BetterHelp.com/indiana. Find the full show notes at TodayByTheWay.com/episodes and connect with me on Instagram at  @indianaadams.

16mins

28 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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38. Q-U-A-R-A-N-T-I-N-E, Scrabble strategy & history, & Making The Case for Blooming Late

It’s National Scrabble Day! Today I share why I love this game so much, how I got really good at it and why the history of Scrabble makes me love it even more. Plus stayed tuned for a big pep talk for anyone who feels like it’s too late.  Today’s episode is brought to you by Skylight, a WiFi-enabled, touchscreen digital frame that lets you send pictures to your loved ones through a unique email address. For $10 off a Skylight Frame, got to Skylightframe.com/BTW and use code BTW. Find the full show notes at TodayByTheWay.com/episodes and connect with me on Instagram at  @indianaadams.

20mins

13 Apr 2020

Rank #9

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29. Tom Hanks is America’s Treasure, Which Baby-Sitters Club Member Are You, & How To Be A Helper Amid Covid-19

What a week! Daylight Saving Time. Bachelor finale. Coronavirus is officially a pandemic and it got Tom Hanks. And now: Friday the 13th. Today we chat about how wonderful Tom Hanks is, how great it is that The Baby-Sitters Club is getting a new tv series (co-starring Alicia Silverstone?), and we discuss what to do with our kids if we’re out of school for an extended period, and how healthy people can be helpers during this Covid-19 recovery.  Today’s episode is brought to you by all the launch sponsors at TodayByTheWay.com/loves where you can quickly grab all the previous / active deals and promos we've discussed. Find the full show notes at TodayByTheWay.com/episodes and connect with me on Instagram at  @indianaadams.

17mins

13 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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32. Quarantine Purchases, Food Delivery Deals, & How I’m Saving A Little Money

I asked on Instagram if anyone bought anything weird lately. The answers were delightful. Today I discuss things you may want to buy, how restaurants all want you to buy from them so they’re waiving delivery fees, and I share how cutting out three things has saved me some extra money this month.  Today’s episode is brought to you by Better Help, the largest online counseling platform, worldwide. You can get 10% off your first month of counseling by visiting BetterHelp.com/indiana. Find the full show notes at TodayByTheWay.com/episodes and connect with me on Instagram at  @indianaadams.

19mins

23 Mar 2020

Rank #11

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31. Schooling At Home & Working From Home, Plus Special Guest Encouragement From Hannah Winslow of Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me

If you never homeschooled before, just know, this isn’t it. This is hard and not at all ideal, so give yourself a lot of grace. For #FollowFriday, Hannah Winslow of Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me comes on TBTW to share some practical tips for getting work done at home with little ones underfoot. Don’t forget! My friend Katie @Leipprandt and I will be live tonight on Instagram chatting about friendship, motherhood, homeschooling, and life during social distancing. We’ll also be wearing face masks… the beauty kind, not the hospital kind or Jason kind. Join us at 9 pm EST. Today’s episode is brought to you by Better Help, the largest online counseling platform, worldwide. You can get 10% off your first month of counseling by visiting BetterHelp.com/indiana. Find the full show notes at TodayByTheWay.com/episodes and connect with me on Instagram at  @indianaadams.

21mins

20 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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28. Naps versus Coffee (or how about both?), Free Food For Kids, & What’s Next for TBTW

We lost an hour of sleep yesterday. Thanks, Daylight Saving Time. But not to worry, today is National Nap Day! There are tons of reasons why you should celebrate this. Today I also reveal how I take my coffee (spoiler: I can’t do it black). I share the one website I check daily for free food for my kids and I share what’s in the pipeline for Today By The Way.  Today’s sponsor spotlight is Noonday Collection, a socially responsible jewelry and accessories brand committed to fair trade and empowering artisans, women, and families living in vulnerable communities. I’m an independent ambassador and you can shop at IndianaAdams.noondaycollection.com. Find the full show notes at TodayByTheWay.com/episodes and connect with me on Instagram at  @indianaadams.

16mins

9 Mar 2020

Rank #13

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33. Become The Zoom Call Queen, It Ain’t Easy For Introverts, Aerie + ALDI Deals, & Think About These Things

Hey, guys, I’m a Zoom professional now (because I upgraded my account) but that also means I’m able to give expert-level advice on how to make your Zoom calls more delightful. I know people are trying to be kind to extroverts trapped at home, but today I want to acknowledge that introverts have it hard, too, since they aren’t ever left alone now. Aerie + ALDI just became the power couple you never knew you needed, and today I want to leave you with some good news and encouragement for the long haul.  Do you need that link to Friday Night Face-off? It’s TBTW.IN/fnf - join us tonight at 10 pm EST on Zoom for show and tell and sheet mask party. Today’s episode is brought to you by Better Help, the largest online counseling platform, worldwide. You can get 10% off your first month of counseling by visiting BetterHelp.com/indiana. Find the full show notes at TodayByTheWay.com/episodes and connect with me on Instagram at  @indianaadams.

17mins

27 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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12. Involved Dads, Encouraging Moms, Everlane Sales, & Knowing (Celebrity) Moms & Their Kids

Anyone else feel like this first full week of the year was a month long? Today we talk about how millennial dads are doing more than their grandpas, we discussed mom on mom encouragement, I shared a couple good sales including Everlane's Choose What You Pay sale, I talked a little more about my history of loving Noonday Collection, and Lynnell Peters from the Knowing Motherhood podcast joined us to play a game of Celebrity Mama Matchup. Today, by the way, is Friday, January 10, 2020.  Today’s sponsor spotlight is Noonday Collection. I’m an independent ambassador and I’ve love to share our artisans’ stories with you at TodayByTheWay.com/noonday. Find the full show notes at TodayByTheWay.com/episodes and connect with me on Instagram at  @indianaadams.

17mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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26. I’m In A Committed Relationship With McDonald’s & What In The World Do We Do About Our Children Playing Sports?

Free Egg McMuffins because McDonald’s is feeling insecure about the launch of Wendy’s breakfast today! McDonald’s, what in the world? I mean, I’m going to get my free McMuffin, but you have nothing to worry about in this house. I’ve loved you since childhood and have probably passed that on to at least one of my children. Speaking of kids: today I talk about our hopes and hardlines for sports schedules in our family.  Instead of working with a sponsor this week, I wanted to take an opportunity to encourage you to support a family whose 8-year-old son Aiden is battling a rare form of leukemia. If you're a mother or someone who loves laughing, or if you hate cancer, would you honor my dear friend Erica by lifting up her family in prayer and consider donating to a GoFundMe set up for them? Any amount helps. Maybe $8 for Aiden's age or a dollar amount representing the ages of your children? Together we can make a big impact for this friend of mine. Give at: TBTW.in/Aiden Find the full show notes at TodayByTheWay.com/episodes and connect with me on Instagram at  @indianaadams.

15mins

2 Mar 2020

Rank #16

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11. Getting more in 2020, A Case for Webinars, A Clean Start in the New Year, & 2020 Trend Predictions

Happy real new year on this first Monday of 2020. I’m curious: do you find yourself saying no all day long? Today we talk about things we can say “yes, more!” to in 2020. Instead of resolutions of restriction, let’s see what worked in 2019 and carve out some time to do more things like that if this season of motherhood allows. If it doesn’t take heart. You’re still growing. This week’s challenge is to clean something we haven’t cleaned in a long time. We also discuss ridiculous trend predictions for the new year. Can you believe that lasagna is one of them?  Today, by the way, is Monday, January 6, 2020.  Today’s sponsor spotlight is Noonday Collection. I’m an independent ambassador and you can check out the new year sale at TBTW.IN/NoondaySale. Find the full show notes at TodayByTheWay.com/episodes and connect with me on Instagram at  @indianaadams.

14mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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9. New Year’s Resolutions, Making A Little Money While Auditing Your Closet, & The Oldest Thing You Still Wear

What day is it? No lie, I had to Google it before I recorded. It’s the no man’s land between Christmas and New Years, have you put on real pants lately? Had a meal of appetizers and Christmas candy? Same, girl, same. Today, we talk about the history of new year's resolutions, their failure rate, and drop-dead dates. For those feeling productive with plans to audit your closet, I share how you can make a little money by selling some of your items with very little effort. But our challenge this week? It’s to wear the oldest thing we own. Today, by the way, is Friday, December 30, 2019.  Today’s sponsor spotlight is Prep Dish. Get two weeks free with code TODAY.  Find the full show notes at TodayByTheWay.com/episodes and connect with me on Instagram at  @indianaadams.

15mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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39. Community Episode: The Good, The Bad, and The Sourdough

Kat Dennings said the isolation stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, banana bread, and acceptance. I think sourdough comes right after acceptance. Today I share what’s been good about this quarantine and what I miss. Then our TBTW community shares what they’re loving and what they’re missing.  Today’s episode is brought to you by Skylight, a WiFi-enabled, touchscreen digital frame that lets you send pictures to your loved ones through a unique email address. For $10 off a Skylight Frame, got to Skylightframe.com/BTW and use code BTW. Find the full show notes at TodayByTheWay.com/episodes and connect with me on Instagram at  @indianaadams.

23mins

17 Apr 2020

Rank #19

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34. This Year Is No Joke, April Fools Day Traditions, The “Cake” Prank, & Why This Week’s Challenge is Important

Honestly, who could have predicted this back in January? That most of our country would be trying homeschool, that Tom Brady would be playing for Tampa Bay, and that the country would be enthralled with a man named Joe Exotic, a mulleted, gun-toting polygamist and charismatic country singer who once owned the largest live tiger collection in America. All of this seems like a joke, but April Fools Day isn’t until Wednesday. Speaking of: today I share some good pranks that were pulled on me. Our challenge this week is to reach out to five friends because we need to tell each other we’re there for one another now more than ever. But also, we need friends to tell us NOT to cut our own hair if that’s not something we usually do. Today’s episode is brought to you by Thrive Causemetics, a beauty brand that gives back. Enjoy 15% off your order by visiting ThriveCausemetics.com/today and using code TODAY. Find the full show notes at TodayByTheWay.com/episodes and connect with me on Instagram at  @indianaadams.

16mins

30 Mar 2020

Rank #20