Coffee + Crumbsis creating encouraging content for mothers
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CHOOSE WHAT YOU GIVE. This donation level helps cover the basic costs of running our website. Thank you for being here! $1 Patrons get access to four Patron-exclusive newsletters each year, occasional digital gifts, and starting in 2020—exclusive access to the Coffee + Crumbs podcast.
CHOOSE WHAT YOU GIVE. This donation level helps cover the basic costs of running our website and helps pay the staff of women who pour their hearts and souls into this work. Thank you for supporting us as artists! $5 Patrons get access to four Patron-exclusive newsletters each year, occasional digital gifts, and starting in 2020—exclusive access to the Coffee + Crumbs podcast.
CHOOSE WHAT YOU GIVE. This donation level helps cover the basic costs of running our website, helps pay the staff of women who pour their hearts and souls into this work, and helps C+C invest in new ideas + projects. Thank you for believing in us—we get to keep dreaming because of you! $10 Patrons get access to four Patron-exclusive newsletters each year, occasional digital gifts, and starting in 2020—exclusive access to the Coffee + Crumbs podcast.
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We believe in slow writing. We only publish three essays a week, usually around 12-13 each month. In an online world where most parenting sites churn out content like popcorn, we're going against the grain by letting our words breathe. We want our readers to be able to rest in our content, to fully appreciate each story without feeling rushed to get through it. Our site is 100% ad-free, and we really really like it that way. We live in a noisy world—between clickbait content and ads in our faces 24/7—it's rare that we enjoy a moment of quiet, especially as mothers. We desperately want to keep Coffee + Crumbs a quiet place. We want our site to remain a refuge, a breath of fresh air, a place where you can show up morning, noon, or 3am and feel understood.
We don't offer advice. We know when it comes to motherhood, advice is everywhere (solicited and unsolicited). We're not going to tell you how to sleep train, how to potty train, or how to do anything at all. We just want to come alongside you with our own warrior stories and remind you that you're doing a great job. Instead of offering advice, we offer ourselves.
We keep it real. Our stories are honest, raw, and vulnerable. Always. We never shy away from talking about things like miscarriage, body image, infertility, postpartum depression, etc. We don't gloss over the messy, broken parts of motherhood; instead, we approach these topics with our whole hearts, as truthfully and bravely as possible.
We also offer hope. We care very deeply about telling the truth, about naming our scars and writing openly about our struggles. But rarely will you find us wallowing. You'll almost always find us looking for light among the darkness.
We are crazy intentional. We approach every essay, every podcast episode, every newsletter, and every offering we put out to the world with great love and intention. We are not careless with our writing or our speech or even the e-mails we send to our subscribers. We take our roles in this space very seriously, and consider it an honor and privilege that we get to use our creative gifts to encourage mothers around the globe. It is always our prayer that we would be good stewards here.
Our community is really, really, really kind. Seriously. Our community of readers + listeners (that's you!) have shown tremendous grace and respect toward us as writers and artists. We want to believe this is the law of attraction at work, and that the space we've worked hard to create has attracted an amazing audience. When you support Coffee + Crumbs, you're also supporting an entire community that has shown respect, kindness, and grace to one another on a regular basis.
Q: But I already get to enjoy Coffee + Crumbs for free; why should I give you my money?
That is a great question! Here are a few reasons:
1. We think maintaining a clean, simple, beautiful website adds to the reader experience. Websites like ours typically make money one way: through advertising. Our site is currently ad-free and starting in 2020, our podcast will be too. We want to keep C+C a quiet place for mothers in an already-too-noisy world.
2. We believe the art that we create at Coffee + Crumbs is valuable, and we hope you do, too. When you support us financially, you are encouraging and affirming us as writers and artists.
3. We cannot grow without this. We have hopes and dreams to grow C+C in the future through adding paid staff and pursuing more opportunities to connect with and encourage you (iPhone app, in-person events, etc). We want Coffee + Crumbs to reach its full potential, and with your help, it's possible!
Okay, okay, you've convinced me . . . but why aren't you guys asking for more money? $1 a month? $5 a month? Why aren't you asking for $20 or $50?
We believe in the power of community! We don't want to be a financial burden for anyone, which is why we set our rewards at such small amounts. We want you to be happy and content with your patronage, not stressed by it.
I don't really want to make a donation every month, I just want to give a one-time gift. Can I do that?
Yes! We really want to build up our Patreon account, but by all means, we will never tell you to close your wallet. If you'd like to make a one-time donation to Coffee + Crumbs, you can do so right here. Thank you!!
*Building an app for C+C fans to connect with one another
*Creating two new podcast mini-series