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The Balanced Life

103 EpisodesProduced by Robin LongWebsite

Robin Long, Pilates instructor and founder of The Balanced Life hosts a place for honest conversations on health, wellness, self-care, work/life balance, and everything in between. We’ll cover it all and provide inspiration, resources, and practical tips to help you create your own uniquely balanced… read more


10: Ashlee Gadd: FOMO, Decision Fatigue, and Trying Again Tomorrow

Ashlee may not make her bed, volunteer at every school event, or keep her kid's hair Met-Gala ready, but she does manage email like a boss, use her gifts to encourage women, and mother 3 amazing children. 

Ashlee Gadd is the founder of Coffee and Crumbs, a mothering community with an array of resources to support and encourage mothers to steward their creativity. In this interview, Ashlee shares how she makes practical tips to simplify daily life, the challenges she faces with setting boundaries as a stay-at-home working mom, and the importance of giving yourself grace. Join Robin Long in this episode, for insightful tips and a dose of inspiration. 


Show Highlights: 


  • Who Ashlee is and what her current season of life looks like 
  • What Ashlee’s daily commitments look like balancing work and motherhood 
  • The origin story of Coffee and Crumbs 
  • Writing in an intentional way that cultivates life
  • Identifying Ashlee’s top values and how she finds time to prioritize them 
  • Letting go of extracurricular activities and anything that doesn’t support your current season of life 
  • Creating a system to handle emails as effectively as possible 
  • Tasks Ashlee doesn’t prioritize in this season of life 
  • Helping people within a capacity that leaves space for your priorities  
  • Eating a balanced diet and practicing intuitive eating 
  • How and when Ashlee finds time to grocery shop and meal prep
  • What exercise looks like in Ashlee’s life 
  • The biggest challenges that accompany juggling work and family time 
  • Finding inspiration and committing to ideas when they come 
  • A rapid-fire session of Ashlee’s favorite products 
  • Letting go of expectations and giving yourself grace each day 




Instagram: @thebalancedlife 


Contact Ashlee:


Instagram: @Ashleegadd, @coffeeandcrumbs 



Products and Resources mentioned:


TV Shows: 10 Little Lies, The Handmaid’s Tale 


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