Coffee + Crumbs is creating encouraging content for mothers
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Coffee + Crumbs exists to support, uplift, and inspire mothers through artful storytelling and creative community. At the core of our online space, we want mothers to feel safe, known, encouraged and loved.

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What makes Coffee + Crumbs different from other parenting sites?

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 politics on social media 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 tell 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, truthfully and bravely.

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 the 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. 

and finally, 

Our readers are really, really, really kind. Seriously. We have no idea what we ever did to deserve this, but the comments we receive on our site are 99% positive. Our community of readers (that's you!) have shown tremendous grace and respect toward our writers. 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.  


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 we would really love to keep it that way. 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!

***

Cool, but . . . I don't really care if you put ads on your site. 

That very well might be the case for some people. But before we sell our souls (kidding, kind of), we wanted to give our readers the opportunity to vote with their dollars. We want to give this Patreon thing a go for 2017 and see if it works for us. Being financially supported by our readers would be our dream come true. 

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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! If everyone who regularly reads C+C gave $1 a month, we'd surpass our first goal right away. 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!!
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
THANK YOU. If we could straight up hug you right now, we would. Melanie would be first in line (full frontal hugs are her jam). Until then, please accept this virtual hug as your reward. We know $1 would buy you an awesome pack of gum, and we're grateful you would sacrifice your good breath for us.
Pledge $5 or more per month
You're amazing! For $5 a month you'll get access to surprise gifts once a quarter - things like Mother Letters, bonus essays, and digital guides (recipes, life hacks, etc). We know $5 would buy you a delicious latte, and we are so grateful for your support!
$10 per month
$10 or more per month
TEN BUCKS A MONTH?! You're our hero! For $10 a month you'll get access to our surprise digital gifts PLUS one bonus podcast episode per quarter created just for you (with your input on what we discuss!). Our $10 Patreons will also get exclusive promo codes for discounts on C+C swag & new creative offerings in 2018. We know $10 would buy you a really great sandwich (mmm) or a movie ticket, and we are totally humbled by your generosity.
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Coffee + Crumbs exists to support, uplift, and inspire mothers through artful storytelling and creative community. At the core of our online space, we want mothers to feel safe, known, encouraged and loved.

***

What makes Coffee + Crumbs different from other parenting sites?

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 politics on social media 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 tell 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, truthfully and bravely.

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 the 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. 

and finally, 

Our readers are really, really, really kind. Seriously. We have no idea what we ever did to deserve this, but the comments we receive on our site are 99% positive. Our community of readers (that's you!) have shown tremendous grace and respect toward our writers. 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.  


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 we would really love to keep it that way. 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!

***

Cool, but . . . I don't really care if you put ads on your site. 

That very well might be the case for some people. But before we sell our souls (kidding, kind of), we wanted to give our readers the opportunity to vote with their dollars. We want to give this Patreon thing a go for 2017 and see if it works for us. Being financially supported by our readers would be our dream come true. 

***

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! If everyone who regularly reads C+C gave $1 a month, we'd surpass our first goal right away. 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!!

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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
THANK YOU. If we could straight up hug you right now, we would. Melanie would be first in line (full frontal hugs are her jam). Until then, please accept this virtual hug as your reward. We know $1 would buy you an awesome pack of gum, and we're grateful you would sacrifice your good breath for us.
Pledge $5 or more per month
You're amazing! For $5 a month you'll get access to surprise gifts once a quarter - things like Mother Letters, bonus essays, and digital guides (recipes, life hacks, etc). We know $5 would buy you a delicious latte, and we are so grateful for your support!
$10 per month
$10 or more per month
TEN BUCKS A MONTH?! You're our hero! For $10 a month you'll get access to our surprise digital gifts PLUS one bonus podcast episode per quarter created just for you (with your input on what we discuss!). Our $10 Patreons will also get exclusive promo codes for discounts on C+C swag & new creative offerings in 2018. We know $10 would buy you a really great sandwich (mmm) or a movie ticket, and we are totally humbled by your generosity.