156 episodes

The Coffee + Crumbs Podcast is your companion for kitchen cleanups, stroller walks, or the daily carpool hustle. Join hosts Ashlee Gadd, Katie Blackburn, and Jill Atogwe as they chat about the beautiful, holy work of motherhood. We hope you leave this show feeling safe, known, encouraged and loved.

Coffee + Crumbs Podcast Katie Blackburn, Jill Atogwe, Ashlee Gadd

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 1.7K Ratings

The Coffee + Crumbs Podcast is your companion for kitchen cleanups, stroller walks, or the daily carpool hustle. Join hosts Ashlee Gadd, Katie Blackburn, and Jill Atogwe as they chat about the beautiful, holy work of motherhood. We hope you leave this show feeling safe, known, encouraged and loved.

    Season Recap

    Season Recap

    We’ve covered a lot of ground this season, so today—as a grand finale before we break for sabbatical—we’re doing a quick refresher on our favorite episodes. As we rehash what stuck with us—like asking better questions, gathering around the table with our families, and how technology is affecting our kids—we also give a quick update on some previously mentioned intentions (gotta love public accountability!). If you’re looking for some fun life-savers before the end of summer, Ashlee shares her go-to Costco “English Muffin Situation,” and Katie raves about the decaf cold brew she’s drinking on tap. If you missed any of the episodes mentioned, there’s plenty of time to play catchup over the summer while you try to remove sand from your kids’ swimsuits.    
    This show is brought to you ad-free by our generous Substack community. We’d love for you to join us! Our yearly subscriptions are on sale through July 31st. You can support us for a whole year for around $25. 
    For show notes, go to coffeeandcrumbs.net/podcast.
    Listen to one of our favorite episodes from the season: What’s Saving My Life Right Now.
    For more encouragement in your motherhood journey, check out the stories at Coffee + Crumbs. 
     

    • 37 min
    A Wave of Nostalgia

    A Wave of Nostalgia

    Today we’re going back—waaay back—and reliving the nostalgic moments, foods, songs, and smells of our younger years. Katie reminisces about the fresh scent of dewy grass on the soccer field and her Nona’s simmering spaghetti, while Ashlee shares about her childhood days doused in chlorine and the love language of her youth: mixed CDs, featuring Dashboard and Death Cab. Of course, we couldn’t chat about adolescence in the ‘90s without taking an intoxicating stroll through Bath & Body Works and remembering the anticipation of TGIF gracing our televisions. We hope this episode inspires you to crank up that old school jam and take a trip of your own down memory lane. 
    This show is brought to you ad-free by our generous Substack community. If you’d like to support the work we do for as little as $3/month, head to coffeeandcrumbs.substack.com to join the party (and get bonus episodes!). For show notes, go to coffeeandcrumbs.net/podcast.
    You just heard what influenced our childhoods and adolescent years, listen to this bonus episode to see what’s influencing us now.
    For more encouragement in your motherhood journey, check out the stories at Coffee + Crumbs. 
     

    • 44 min
    Best Books of 2024 (So Far)

    Best Books of 2024 (So Far)

    Open those library accounts and Amazon carts, because today we’re sharing our latest favorite books, just in time for summer reading. We cover everything from non-fiction to novels, with a little bit of mystery, research, and personal essays sprinkled in between. And of course, Anne Lamott’s most recent work is included (surprise, surprise). Whether you listen on Audible, read on your Kindle, or like to hold a good ol’ fashioned paperback in your hands (it all counts!), we hope these stories inspire and entertain you while you sip refreshing bubbly water and lounge in the perfect chair.
    This show is brought to you ad-free by our generous Substack community. If you’d like to support the work we do for as little as $3/month, head to coffeeandcrumbs.substack.com to join the party (and get bonus episodes!). For show notes, go to coffeeandcrumbs.net/podcast.
    For more stories—this time written by the Coffee + Crumbs team—listen to this bonus episode: Story Slam.
    For more encouragement in your motherhood journey, check out the stories at Coffee + Crumbs. 

    • 35 min
    Launching Our Kids with Krista Gilbert and Sonya Spillmann

    Launching Our Kids with Krista Gilbert and Sonya Spillmann

    Get the tissue box out, because today we’re feeling ALL THE FEELS as we talk about launching kids into the world. Katie chats with C+C’s mentor mom Krista Gilbert and C+C writer Sonya Spillmann, both of whom hate to admit the adage is true: the days are long but the years are short. You’ll hear how these seasoned moms are leaning into the highs and lows of a long season of lasts, how they’re marking this special time with tailored celebrations, and how they’re caring for themselves along the way (spoiler alert: Sonya’s answer involves horseback riding!). Whether your baby is finishing kindergarten or heading to college in the fall, we hope this episode encourages you to embrace whatever transitional season of motherhood you’re in. 
    This show is brought to you ad-free by our generous Substack community. If you’d like to support the work we do for as little as $3/month, head to coffeeandcrumbs.substack.com to join the party (and get bonus episodes!). For show notes, go to coffeeandcrumbs.net/podcast.
    Happy summer! From rhythm charts to chasing down indoor activities strictly for the air conditioning, don’t miss this bonus episode about our favorite tips and tricks for surviving the summer months.
    For more encouragement in your motherhood journey, check out the stories at Coffee + Crumbs. 
     

    • 41 min
    Moms Have Birthdays, Too

    Moms Have Birthdays, Too

    Forget the bounce houses and goody bags, today we’re talking about OUR birthdays. From the simple gift of heartfelt cards to how we really feel about surprise parties, today we’re diving into the art of celebrating. You’ll also hear why Ashlee’s recent birthday was a smashing success (spoiler alert: clear communication is key!), and why Katie is fully embracing a “go big or go home” mentality as she plans for her 40th next year. We hope this episode encourages you to commemorate your friends’ birthdays, daydream a bit about your own, and get all those delightful plans on the calendar.
    This show is brought to you ad-free by our generous Substack community. If you’d like to support the work we do for as little as $3/month, head to coffeeandcrumbs.substack.com to join the party (and get bonus episodes!). For show notes, go to coffeeandcrumbs.net/podcast.
    We love celebrating our birthdays, but see what Rhythms + Routines Are Currently Working For Us in our everyday lives, too.
    For more encouragement in your motherhood journey, check out the stories at Coffee + Crumbs. 

    • 38 min
    The Parenting Hope We All Need Right Now with Sissy Goff

    The Parenting Hope We All Need Right Now with Sissy Goff

    Friends, grab your notepad and pen before you hit play on this one. Licensed professional counselor, renowned author, and co-host of the Raising Boys and Girls podcast Sissy Goff (!) is with us today—and you’re going to want to write down everything she says. Sissy is both a beacon of light and a wealth of tangible advice. We chat about fostering deep connections with our kids, guiding children toward self-confidence, and even some simple steps to change the trajectory of our families if we need a restart on the path toward healing. Sissy’s encouragement is equal parts practical and profound, and she saves her best piece of advice for last. We hope this conversation gives you reassurance and hope for parenting the exact kid(s) God knew you needed.
    This show is brought to you ad-free by our generous Substack community. If you’d like to support the work we do for as little as $3/month, head to coffeeandcrumbs.substack.com to join the party (and get bonus episodes!). For show notes, go to coffeeandcrumbs.net/podcast.
    We wish more people knew about Sissy Goff! We Wish More People Knew About This bonus episode, too!

    For more encouragement in your motherhood journey, check out the stories at Coffee + Crumbs.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Sarah on the Space Coast ,

Girlfriends in you AirPods

It’s always a pleasure and feels like hanging out with girlfriends. No matter who’s hosting it’s a great group!

romola11 ,

The best!

This is my favorite podcast—a warm, encouraging, heartening, and yet very real window on motherhood. I love the format and the hosts.

L Rennie ,

Favorite podcast for 5+ years

How have I not yet left a review for my favorite podcast? Coffee+Crumbs is a consistent source of laughter, encouragement, and inspiration in my life. Trust me—Ashlee and Katie will feel like your new bffs (just ask my husband, who hears me talking about them 😂). I often listen to old episodes and still find them just as enjoyable as the first time around.

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