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Coffee + Crumbs Podcast

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The wildly popular storytelling site about motherhood is now in audible format! The Coffee + Crumbs Podcast is your companion for kitchen cleanups, stroller walks, or the daily carpool hustle. Join hosts Indiana Adams, Ashlee Gadd and April Hoss as they chat about the beautifully hard work of raising children.

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The wildly popular storytelling site about motherhood is now in audible format! The Coffee + Crumbs Podcast is your companion for kitchen cleanups, stroller walks, or the daily carpool hustle. Join hosts Indiana Adams, Ashlee Gadd and April Hoss as they chat about the beautifully hard work of raising children.

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1044 Ratings
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Truly wonderful

By gotjoyconstantin - Aug 06 2019
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A truly wonderful podcast.My all-time fave podcast! Enough said.This is the podcast for you.

Love!!

By BrDobby - Jul 23 2019
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This show is incredible! Thank you for being inspiring and encouraging. You all are wonderful!!

iTunes Ratings

1044 Ratings
Average Ratings
966
37
21
12
8

Truly wonderful

By gotjoyconstantin - Aug 06 2019
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A truly wonderful podcast.My all-time fave podcast! Enough said.This is the podcast for you.

Love!!

By BrDobby - Jul 23 2019
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This show is incredible! Thank you for being inspiring and encouraging. You all are wonderful!!
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Coffee + Crumbs Podcast

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The wildly popular storytelling site about motherhood is now in audible format! The Coffee + Crumbs Podcast is your companion for kitchen cleanups, stroller walks, or the daily carpool hustle. Join hosts Indiana Adams, Ashlee Gadd and April Hoss as they chat about the beautifully hard work of raising children.

Rank #1: Episode 73: Motherhood + FOMO

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This week's episode is airing in tandem with Sarah and Meagan from The Mom Hour podcast—we're both talking about motherhood and the fear of missing out (FOMO). Sometimes we avoid talking about FOMO at the risk of sounding ungrateful, but the truth is there's an opportunity cost with every big decision in life ... and motherhood is no exception. From the temptation to compare ourselves with what we see on social media to actually missing out on things because we couldn't line up childcare or the toddler is sick (again), we open up honestly about where we struggle with FOMO and how we work to shift our perspective from one of lacking to one of gratitude.

Like what you heard? Double click subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

Visit Coffee + Crumbs for today's show notes and links to everything we talked about in this episode. And don't forget to listen to The Mom Hour's take on FOMO!

To help fund Season Four of the Coffee + Crumbs podcast, head on over to our Patreon support page.

Jul 30 2019
33 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 24: Marriage is Good Hard Work

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Marriage is hard work. Throw in a few kids and it can be extra, extra hard work. In this episode, we’re getting real honest about some of the storms we’ve weathered in our marriages. Plus, you'll hear why all of us are advocates for marriage counseling, how we split up household chores, creative ways we make time for our spouses, and April's three guiding questions for couples who work opposite schedules.

Like what you heard? Visit coffeeandcrumbs.net for more inspiration on your motherhood journey. And, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

To help fund Season Two of the Coffee + Crumbs Podcast, head on over to our brand new Patreon support page.

Mar 21 2017
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 01: Introducing the Coffee + Crumbs Podcast

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Welcome to the all-new, much anticipated podcast from Coffee + Crumbs. In our first episode we chat about what you can expect from our new show, or, how we basically want to be Sarah Koenig when we grow up. Plus, hear about Ashlee’s love for grocery store flower bouquets, and the big mistake April made before her scheduled c-section. (Hint: we’re talking about bikini waxes!)

Like what you heard? Visit www.coffeeandcrumbs.net for more inspiration on your motherhood journey, plus show notes on this and every episode. Also, don’t forget to subscribe and/or leave a review in iTunes!

Mar 22 2016
33 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 02: Making mom friends with Melanie Dale

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What’s scarier: a swanky cocktail party where you don’t know anyone, or trying to break into the mom circle at your local park? In this episode, Lesley and Ashlee talk with author Melanie Dale about why friendship with other moms is so important, the four bases in a mom dating relationship, and how to take a friendship to the next level. Plus, the easiest way to feel pretty when you’re six months pregnant.

Like what you heard? Visit www.coffeeandcrumbs.net for more inspiration on your motherhood journey, plus show notes on this and every episode. Also, don’t forget to subscribe and/or leave a review in iTunes!

Mar 22 2016
36 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 23: Before I Was a Mom

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We’re baaaaaack! The giggles and chit chat are at an all time high as we reconnect after our long three month break from podcasting. In this episode we’re talking about all the ways we’ve changed since having children--from the stuff we swore we’d never let our kids wear and do, to our post-baby beauty routines. Plus, we’re joined by a few C+C writers as we vulnerably share some of the ways our bodies look and feel different since birthing children.

Like what you heard? Visit coffeeandcrumbs.net for more inspiration on your motherhood journey. And, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

To help fund Season Two of the Coffee + Crumbs Podcast, head on over to our brand new Patreon support page.

Mar 07 2017
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #6: 100th Episode: Ask Us Anything

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From Indiana’s face blindness to how April balances introversion as a mom, today we're answering questions from YOU, our listeners and Patrons! You asked about everything from April's novel to Indi's thrift shopping to that "conceiving a girl thing" Ashlee mentioned once. We tried to answer as many questions as we could fit into the 100th episode (!) of this show. Plus, we get a little sappy at the end and talk about our favorite things about each other. Thank you for listening and sharing this podcast with friends over the past four seasons!

Like what you heard? Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

Visit Coffee + Crumbs for today's show notes and links to everything we talked about in this episode. 

To help fund Season Four of the Coffee + Crumbs podcast, head on over to our Patreon support page.

Jul 23 2019
56 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 54: Growing Your Family, Part 1

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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!

Like what you heard? Visit coffeeandcrumbs.net for more inspiration on your motherhood journey. And, don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

To help fund Season Three of the Coffee + Crumbs podcast, head on over to our Patreon support page.

Jul 31 2018
33 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 15: The (Working) Girl Next Door with Kelsey Wharton, Part 1

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Being a full-time working mom is quite the juggling act. In this episode, Lesley talks with Kelsey Wharton, co-host of The Girl Next Door podcast. You’ll hear about Kelsey’s transition back to work after her first baby (it was harder than she thought it would be), simple ways she simplifies her evenings, and how all moms need to support each other in the quest to make workplaces more breastfeeding/pumping friendly. Plus, hear about Kelsey’s beauty capsule routine and how a sleep coach saved her sanity. (Also: spoiler alert! This is a two-part episode with Kelsey. Check back later this week for the second half of our conversation.)

Like what you heard? Visit coffeeandcrumbs.net for more inspiration on your motherhood journey. And, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

Sep 13 2016
49 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 03: It's their day too with Katie Blackburn

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When you have three kids under the age of three, you know a thing or two about the joys and frustrations of motherhood. We chat with regular Coffee + Crumbs writer, Katie Blackburn, about keeping a big picture perspective during the very busy season of mothering young children. Katie offers wise and encouraging advice for any woman in the trenches of motherhood, plus April, Katie and Lesley talk about how often kids get sick all the time.

Like what you heard? Visit www.coffeeandcrumbs.net for more inspiration on your motherhood journey, plus show notes on this and every episode. Also, don’t forget to subscribe and/or leave a review in iTunes!

Apr 05 2016
43 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 49: Motherhood + Loneliness

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On today’s episode of the Coffee + Crumbs podcast, we approach a topic that every mother has likely faced at some point: loneliness. In this honest conversation, we unpack why motherhood in particular feels so isolating sometimes and ask ourselves, how can we be good friends even when we feel lonely ourselves? Whether you’re new to motherhood altogether, or a veteran mom who hasn’t found her tribe yet, we hope you can relate to this vulnerable conversation and walk away inspired to put yourself out there. Plus, you’ll get to hear how Indiana and Katie (our podcast producer) met over a very glamorous matchmaking scheme in the middle of Costco. If you only get one thing from this episode, let it be this: even in your loneliness, you are not alone.

Can you relate to this conversation? Who are the friends that keep this season of motherhood from being lonely for you?

Like what you heard?

Visit coffeeandcrumbs.net for more inspiration on your motherhood journey. And, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

To help fund Season Two of the Coffee + Crumbs Podcast, head on over to our Patreon support page.

May 22 2018
36 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 35: Of Mess and Moxie with Jen Hatmaker

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Life is messy. We know this. But women––ordinary, everyday women––have never been braver, stronger, or more self-empowered. We are, as Jen Hatmaker says, bringing moxie back. In this episode we get to chat with one of our favorite women on the planet about her new book “Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild And Glorious Life.” With her classic humor and warmth, Jen gives us the pep talk we didn’t even know we needed—permission to leave our mom guilt behind, chase our God-given talents, and ‘feel our feelings’ whether we’re sending kids off to kindergarten or college this fall. Plus, because we couldn’t resist, we also ask her about incredibly important things like fashion, Whole30 and This Is Us.

Like what you heard? Visit coffeeandcrumbs.net for more inspiration on your motherhood journey. And, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

To help fund Season Two of the Coffee + Crumbs Podcast, head on over to our brand new Patreon support page.

Aug 22 2017
51 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 52: Talking With Kids About Tricky People with Sam Sutherland

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Continuing our mini-series on how to have important conversations with your kids, on today’s episode we tackle how to talk about tricky people. Sam Sutherland—a social worker with more than 10 years of experience working with schools and social welfare organizations—joins Indiana and Ashlee to share her expertise on this topic. In this conversation, you’ll learn why it’s best to use the term “tricky people” over stranger danger, five rules to teach our kids by the time they’re five years old, and some general tips for how we can empower our kids to trust their instincts. Plus, we talk about Sam’s stance on sleepovers, the difference between secrets and surprises, and why she’s never afraid to be the bad guy. We hope you leave this episode feeling equipped to have this conversation with your kids, and possibly implement some new strategies to help keep your family safe.   

Like what you heard? Visit coffeeandcrumbs.net for more inspiration on your motherhood journey. And, don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

To help fund Season Three of the Coffee + Crumbs podcast, head on over to our Patreon support page.

Jul 03 2018
42 mins
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Rank #13: This Is How We Do: Self Care

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With endless time and unlimited budgets, self care becomes pretty easy (hello tropical beach vacation and weekly massages!). But when we’re balancing motherhood, marriage, and careers—and our bank account isn’t bottomless—how do we make time and give ourselves permission to care for ourselves? This week we’re talking about what self care looks like for each of us and how that varies depending on the season of life we’re in. April also offers a powerful reminder of the importance of letting our kids see us experience the joyful and delightful parts of life. We hope this conversation leaves you feeling encouraged and empowered to explore what self care looks like for you, whether you have five whole hours a week or just five minutes a day.

Like what you heard? Visit coffeeandcrumbs.net for more inspiration on your motherhood journey. And, don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review here on iTunes!

To help fund Season Four of the Coffee + Crumbs podcast, head on over to our Patreon support page.

Apr 09 2019
44 mins
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Rank #14: This Is How We Do: Meal Planning

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In today’s episode, we’re chatting about all things meal planning! Can you guess who geeks out over meal planning, who couldn’t get dinner on the table without her kitchen gadgets, and who would rather just serve cereal for dinner?! You’ll also hear Indiana show off her French skills and break down what on earth ‘sous-vide’ means, while April describes her “old school” meal planning techniques. Plus, Ashlee shares about that one time she went to McDonald's in the middle of the night while she was pregnant and destroyed the evidence before crawling back into bed. Whether you’re a meal planning pro or cereal enthusiast, we hope you find laughter and grace in our “fed is best” motto for this episode.

Like what you heard? Visit coffeeandcrumbs.net for more inspiration on your motherhood journey. And, don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

To help fund Season Three of the Coffee + Crumbs podcast, head on over to our Patreon support page.

Apr 17 2018
30 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 21: Chasing Slow with Erin Loechner

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In this episode we interview hit blogger and HGTV.com star Erin Loechner about how she turned away from fame and frenzy to chase a slower lifestyle. We talk about everything from capsule wardrobes to slow blogging, cutting down on social media use, and managing gift giving during the holiday season. This one will change your perspective, renew your priorities, and shift your focus for 2017.

Like what you heard? Visit coffeeandcrumbs.net for more inspiration on your motherhood journey. And, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

To help fund Season Two of the Coffee + Crumbs Podcast, head on over to our brand new Patreon support page.

Nov 22 2016
59 mins
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Rank #16: Episode 61: The Season Finale - Ask Us Anything

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It’s our final episode of 2018, cue the sobs! We’re wrapping up season three by answering YOUR questions, ask us anything style. In this extra-long episode, we’re talking about everything from how motherhood has shaped our faith to what snacks we indulge in when no one is watching. We also share how we chose our kids’ names, how we maintain friendships in this season of life, our favorite feel-good movies, and April spills the details on the book she just finished writing (that’s H-O-S-S, if any literary agents are listening). Plus, you’ll hear the one thing we all agree we wish we had done more of before having kids. We hope you enjoy this last chat of 2018 as much as we enjoyed recording it. From all of us at Coffee + Crumbs, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Like what you heard? Visit coffeeandcrumbs.net for more inspiration on your motherhood journey. And, don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

To help fund Season Three of the Coffee + Crumbs podcast, head on over to our Patreon support page.

Nov 27 2018
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 36: How To Be a B+ Mom with Sarah R. Bagley

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If you’ve been a mom longer than 24 hours (or should we say 24 minutes?), you know there’s no room for perfectionism when it comes to parenting. So why do most of us still hold ourselves to unrealistic standards? In this episode, we talk with recovering perfectionist, Sarah R. Bagley, about how children have changed our “good enough” meters. We also talk about what the weight of control feels like physically, how to avoid passing the perfectionism gene to our kids, and our advice for new moms who are worried they’re not getting it right (Sarah may have made us cry with that one!). Plus, Lesley gives Ashlee a lunch box hack that’s changing her morning routine for the better.

Like what you heard? Visit coffeeandcrumbs.net for more inspiration on your motherhood journey. And, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

To help fund Season Two of the Coffee + Crumbs Podcast, head on over to our brand new Patreon support page.

Sep 05 2017
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 34: The kids, the mom, and the wardrobe

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In this week’s episode we keep it light and fun with a guide to getting dressed—from the actual logistics of getting ready in the morning (anyone tried to put on skinny jeans with a baby hanging on one leg?) to how important it is to change out of yoga pants every once in a while. From fluctuating bodies to changing careers, April, Ashlee and Lesley share what they’ve learned about style since becoming mothers. Plus, April shares her favorite postpartum clothing tips, and Ashlee explains why she hopped on the capsule wardrobe bandwagon. This is an episode for anyone who needs a reminder that while fashion can be fun, it’s also not where we’ll truly find our confidence. (Phew!)

Like what you heard? Visit coffeeandcrumbs.net for more inspiration on your motherhood journey. And, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

To help fund Season Two of the Coffee + Crumbs Podcast, head on over to our brand new Patreon support page.

Aug 08 2017
59 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 38: Give and Take

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It’s a decision every woman makes at some point in her motherhood journey: will she stay home, work part-time, juggle an at-home business, or work full-time? For some the decision is obvious; for others, it’s a series of fluctuating factors. In this special ad-free episode, we are getting real honest about the joys and struggles of pursuing part-time work while raising young children. We discuss all that went into our decisions, things we didn’t consider but wished we had, and the pros and cons of working from home. No matter where you fall on the spectrum—stay-at-home mom, full-time working mom, or somewhere in between—we hope you'll feel encouraged by this conversation and remember that God has a unique plan for your life and family.

Like what you heard? Visit coffeeandcrumbs.net for more inspiration on your motherhood journey. And, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

To help fund Season Two of the Coffee + Crumbs Podcast, head on over to our brand new Patreon support page.

Oct 03 2017
1 hour
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Rank #20: Episode 44: Motherhood + Social Media

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We’re baaaaack! In our premiere episode for season three, we’re tackling motherhood + social media. Like most things, social media is neutral in and of itself, but it’s the way we use it that has the power to build us up or tear us down. This week we’re talking about how we use social media as both consumers and creators, why we occasionally take breaks from Instagram, what happens when we compare ourselves to others online, and the pitfalls of seeking validation from strangers. You’ll also get to meet our fabulous new podcast host—who, of course!—found out about the job on Instagram.

Like what you heard? Visit coffeeandcrumbs.net for more inspiration on your motherhood journey. And, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

To help fund Season Two of the Coffee + Crumbs Podcast, head on over to our brand new Patreon support page.

Mar 16 2018
47 mins
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