Back to School – #147


Can’t believe it’s that time of year again already, back to school!  The summer went by way too fast as usual and our kids are now another grade higher.  This year is pretty significant in MCH land as we have a brand new kindergartner and a freshman in High School.  Join us as we chat about our back to school experiences. We also let the kids get on mic to share their fabulous finds.  There’s excitement, whining, and chaos all at the same time, go figure!  

IMG_8435Fabulous Finds

Beth – The Bitch Sesh Podcast
Krissi – Anastasia Brow Definer (prior fab find Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel)
Lindsay – NextUp and Dorothy
Tawny – Stranger Things and Graeter’s Ice Cream

We hope you and your family are off to a great start to the new school year.  Share your back to school photos with us on Instagram, #mommyscocktailhour.  


River Views + Great Brews – #146



We are truly loving this new podcast format! Meeting up in person at a local venue really does feel like Mommy’s Cocktail Hour! Green Tree Brewery in LeClaire Iowa welcomed us with open doors and beers poured. Moms can tell when someone is being sincere or not and trust us… this family LOVES running this brewery! A practicing dentist by day and a brewmaster by night?!? That is a love of beer making for sure. Doc even took us for a tour and showed us part of the brewing process he was doing that night. We loved the beer and the company and can’t wait to come back to this place. We might even bring our husbands next time…. maybe.

Fabulous Finds

Beth – Village Home Show
Krissi – Ipsy
Lindsay – DareDevil
Tawny – Margarita Machine Rental

Because I’m a dentist I have to do everything myself because I have to have it done juuuust right. – “Doc” Owner and Brew Master of Green Tree Brewery


MCH @ GBC – #145
Postpartum Depression


This week we’re behind the mics at Geneseo Brewing Company in the quaint Geneseo, IL.  We catch up on fabulous finds over craft brew tasting and also hit on our main topic, Postpartum Depression.   Did you know that postpartum depression is the most common complication of childbirth?  That’s an interesting stat given how little it is talked about.  We share our experiences and provide resources to learn more and how to raise awareness.  


Fabulous Finds 

Beth – Music: Oh Wonder (Lose It video)
Movie: The Pistol Shrimps (available on Seeso)
Krissi – App,  Dr. Pimple Popper
Lindsay – Nerium- Body Contour Cream, Rollerblading (YES!!) :-)
Tawny – Casual on Hulu, Snapchat (my endorsement :) ), Salsa a la Dylana – easy recipe: can corn, can black beans (drained/rinsed), can diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro and green onions.
Cory – LAFCO Revitalizing Wash (hand soap. It’s hand soap.) from Designs on the Boulevard in Geneseo. ANNNND Thai Salt Crystal Deodorant. Got it from hy-vee. It will change your life.

We’re on Snapchat! – betty_round, lzerull, suny_grrl, tawnylynne, imcoryscott

Fit Tip:  10 Ways to treat postpartum depression naturally

Postpartum Depression Resources

Find local support through Postpartum Support International –

Join us for our next podcast recording at Green Tree Brewery in LeClaire, IA on July 12th @ 6pm.


Juleps + Nachos – #144
Live from Me & Billy


We had the pleasure of being guests at Me & Billy Kitchen & Bar this week.  The Davenport, IA restaurant is gearing up for it’s 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby weekend and hosting two events.  If you are in or near the Quad Cities, be sure to check these out: Friday, May 6th, Kentucky Oaks Ladies Social 5-7pm (Doll up in your pink attire and bring a donation of feminine hygiene products), and Saturday, May 7th, Kentucky Derby Bash 3pm ($14 includes one cocktail and bar snacks).  You won’t be disappointed, not only are these cocktails fabulous, their food is outstanding!  

On this episode, we record live from Me & Billy and sample two featured cocktails for the upcoming weekend, the Mint Julep and Oaks Lily. We chat with Billy himself about being a dad and he gives us a little Me & Billy history.  


Fabulous Finds

Beth – And Then There Were None (newest version), Bonjournal app
Krissi – Just Add Magic on Amazon prime, Last Man on Earth (endorsing a prior fab find)
Lindsay – Bai Bubbles Sparkling Antioxidant Infusion Drink
Tawny – WordBubbles! App, Blankie Tails, Wet N’ Wild Balm Stain

Fit Tip: Order dessert for dinner or nachos or a biggie grilled cheese…..treat yo self! 

Big THANKS to Me & Billy for having us!


Someone Spiked the Honey Pot – #142


Hello March installment of MCH!  We all got together for our local St. Patrick’s Day parade and decided to dip way into the honey pot.  We wish you could have joined us!   Seems like a lot happens when you don’t record for a month so there was a lot to catch up on: self diagnoses, fears, Easter bunny reality, lots of Fuller House, and controlling tweens.  We’d love to hear what’s going on in your house!  Chime in over on our Facebook Group!


Orange Juice (warm), Whiskey, Honey, Homemade Whipped Cream, topped with Toasted Oats

Fabulous Finds

Beth – Superstore on Hulu
Krissi – The Baby Sitter’s Club (graphic novels)
Lindsay – 11.22.63 on Hulu
Tawny – Bishop, Love Netflix Original

Happy St. Patrick’s Day & Happy Easter!  We’ll see ya in April!


Galentine’s Gulp – #141



Happy Galentine’s Day and Valentine’s too!!  Oh what fun to all be together again in studio! Actually, too much fun and that’s a promise!  Birthdays, nachos, Valentine’s Day, hand mixers and duvet covers are hot topics of discussion.  

Cocktail – Galentine’s Gulp
Cranberry Juice, Gin, Sprite, Pimms, Lemon Juice, Garnish with Lemon wedge

Fabulous Finds

Beth – Fargo, Hail Caesar
Krissi – X-Files, The Fall, Reign
Lindsay – Dear Zachary
Tawny – Baked, Broadchurch

Fit Tip: Enjoy all the chocolate (or cheesecake) you want!  You deserve it! ;)

For those who missed our announcement on episode #140, we have decided to go to monthly recordings, so we’ll be back in March.  


#140 – Wine O’ Crock


Hello 2016!  We are back this week after a long holiday break with mulled wine to keep us warm.   This episode we share what you can be expecting from Mommy’s Cocktail Hour this year and we take a look back at our 2015 resolutions and goals to see how we fared.  


Wine O’ Crock (crockpot recipe)

Bottle of Red Wine
32 oz Cranberry Pomegranate Juice
¼ c honey
Cinnamon sticks
Star anise
1 c Vodka

Cook in crockpot for 3 hours on low.  Serve warm over orange slices.

Fabulous Finds

Beth – The Saturday Morning cereal Bowl Podcast (kids music that doesn’t suck), Seeso app  
Krissi – Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar 
Lindsay – Orville Redenbacher Popcorn Popper
Tawny – PopSugar Fitness on YouTube

Fit Tip: 6 Tips for Keeping New Year’s Fitness Resolutions


#139 – The Holidays




This week we share childhood holiday memories over an MCH favorite holiday cocktail, Tom & Jerry’s (not the cartoon!).  What was your most memorable childhood Christmas Day gift?

Tom & Jerry’s Holiday Cheer

½ mug Tom & Jerry’s batter
1 oz. Cream de cocoa
1 oz. Kahlua
top off with coffee

Fabulous Finds

Beth – Simmer pots
Krissi – Dunkin Donuts Extra Extra Coffee Creamer
Lindsay – Smartfood Popcorn – Cinnamon Brown Sugar
Tawny – Friday Night Lights on Netflix

Fit Tip: How to avoid “leisure sickness” during the holidays – see 5 tips here.

We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season!  


#138 – Baby Catching Extraordinaire – Special Guest Sarah Moore



We are thrilled this week to be joined by Sarah Moore who is mother to three beautiful girls and just happens to be a Midwife Apprentice fighting for her right to be licensed in the state of Illinois.  She is an expert in her field and can be found speaking and teaching all around our community. Sarah was recently featured on Talk Network’s Home Grown Health podcast last week and we are super excited to have her here for this episode of Mommy’s Cocktail Hour to join us for a conversation about parenting and to answer some of our questions about her career. Plus she is a kindred spirit to Tawny because she also has backyard chickens.

Hippie Juice

Add to a gallon sized container:

1 Cup watermelon vodka
1/3 cup triple sec
1/3 coconut rum
4 scoops country time lemonade Water (fill to top!)
Strawberries (6-8, sliced)

Fabulous Finds

Beth: Invisible Sheild Tempered Glass Screen Protector, Bitch Sesh Podcast (about the Real Housewives of BH)
Sarah: Emery’s new album, “You Were Never Alone” , MeUndies
Lindsay: Hong Kong Sleepover, Hy-vee app to order groceries
Tawny: Carmex Hydrating Hand Lotion


#137 – We Are Thankful


We are SO thankful!  On this week’s episode, we set aside our mommy frustrations and embrace what we are most thankful for with each of our kids. What are some unique traits of your kids that you are thankful for?

Skip ahead to 1:17 minutes for some adorable kids’ thankful confessions.

Fabulous Finds

Beth –  Below Deck, Comfort nachos at Me & Billy , BORNS – electric love
Lindsay – Jane the Virgin
Tawny –  Bonlook, The Message Podcast
Krissi – One step wart freezer remover, Angel soft scent toilet paper tube

Fit Tip: Have a Happy Holiday Without Tipping the Scale – Huffington Post

We wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!