#140 – Wine O’ Crock

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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.  

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Wine O’ Crock (crockpot recipe)

Bottle of Red Wine
32 oz Cranberry Pomegranate Juice
¼ c honey
Cinnamon sticks
Cloves
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

Cheers!!

#139 – The Holidays

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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!  

Cheers!

#138 – Baby Catching Extraordinaire – Special Guest Sarah Moore

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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

Cheers!!

#137 – We Are Thankful

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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!

Cheers!

#136 – Coffee Talk

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Join Beth, Lindsay and Tawny for a coffee talk cocktail hour.  We discuss a few current events over a warm cup of joe (spiked…duh!).  Lindsay shares self care tips that us moms often forget, Tawny brings  up a hot topic regarding work life balance and who does more at home, and Beth calls out labels on kids.

Fabulous Finds

Beth – Slow Mo Guys on YouTube  
Lindsay – Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Shampoo
Tawny – Swipes

Topics of discussion:

Lindsay – Fit Tip: 5 Everyday Self-Care Tips for Moms
Tawny – Who does more at home? Modern working parents often disagree
Beth – Don’t call her a tomboy!

We’d love to hear what you have to share regarding these topics. Leave a comment here or join us over on our Facebook Group

Cheers!

#135 – Wins & Fails

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One of the greatest things about being a mom is being able to brag about those special moments when you feel like you haven’t totally screwed things up.  On this week’s episode we share our wins and fails.  Krissi is the rockstar of the group, sharing her wins, while the rest of us admit we’re just trying to keep everything together; hence, lots of fails. We’re joined by a few special guests Dom, Heidi, and Emily from the Classy Little Podcast.  Join our Facebook Group for updates on our live shows through blab.im.

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Cocktail: Apple Cider & Buttershots (Feeling hot?  Add Fireball too!)

Fabulous Finds

Beth – @buy_2_hams
Krissi – Blistex Lip Vibrance
Lindsay – Target Simply Balanced Organic Rolled Sweet Chili
Tawny –  iClever, Tumbleweeds
Heidi – Tangle Teezer, Gilmore Girls Reunion, Tea Tree Oil (helps prevent lice)

Fit Tip: Tips for Aging Well

  1. Watch your stress levels.
  2. Stay physically active.
  3. Have a plan for your later years.
  4. Be socially engaged.
  5. Rethink the idea of older age.

You’re doing great, mom!
Cheers!

#134 – Blabbing About Routines

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This week’s episode we talk about our routines or lack thereof.  Guess which mom is super into routines and maybe even a little borderline on the obsessive side?  Also, did you know it was International Podcast Day on 9/30?!  To celebrate, we share our favorite podcasts we’re listening to at the moment.

Fabulous Finds

Beth – Blue Apron
Krissi – PhotoMath App, Ikea French Press Coffee Maker
Lindsay – Nerdfitness.com
Tawny – Woodcote in Lowell Park, Under the Dome

Fit Tip:  Lindsay’s motivation and inspiration – find something you like, cute exercise clothes, recipes you like, do your research, put it on your calendar, make a goal for healthier lifestyle, and remember change doesn’t happen overnight.

Cheers!

#133 – Fabulously 4!

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Happy Birthday to MCH!  We’ve just turned four years old and we’re super proud that we’ve managed to keep this little podcast thing we’ve got going on alive for so long.  We’re also so HAPPY to have you along for the ride!  

In celebration, we share some of our favorite things from the show, cocktails, fab finds, stories, etc. all over a new live streaming service called Blab.  If you haven’t tried it out, you should!  I see more MCH blabbing in our future so make sure to sign up now and be sure to follow @momscocktailhr.  ICYMI, you can watch our live unedited Blab session here.  

Fav Cocktails
Beth – Hey Seuss Margarita
Krissi – Winesicle Cooler, Tom & Jerry’s
Lindsay – Limeade and rum
Tawny – Frosted Animal Cookie, Cocoachatta, Salted Buttershots Mocha

Fav Fabulous Finds

Beth – Cotton Candy Grape season!
Krissi – Sleep cycle app, haven’t tried it but I really want to! Dollar general TP
Lindsay – ALL popcorn fab finds, especially GH Cretors.
Tawny – Anastasia Brow Gel, Billion Dollar Brows (this kit is amazing!), and all the make-up!  :)

Looking forward to another great year!

Cheers!

#132 – Blaum Bros. Pop Up!

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This week we are live from Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. We took a little MCH road trip to the beautiful historic Galena, IL and stopped in over at Blaum Bros. for a pop-up podcast, unique cocktails and a tour of their distillery. Talk about an amazing way to spend a Saturday afternoon – GREAT booze and company! We’re already day dreaming about our next trip, who’s gonna join us?

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Fabulous Finds

Beth – Hit Record
Krissi – Tip for your school lunches: sliced banana w/nutella and chopped nuts (it’s like a banana split!)
Lindsay – Waze, Class Dojo
Tawny – George the Generous Giraffe

We hope you enjoyed the journey through the distilling process! Thanks again to Blaum Bros. for hosting us.

Cheers!

#131 – Grapefruit Obsession

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Hey there, it’s been a while!  Has your summer been as crazy as ours?!  This week we bring you another not so normal episode – Krissi, Lindsay and Tawny get on mic to catch up for the first time since the last recording.  We chat about all the summer activities that have been keeping us busy.  What has been keeping you busy this summer?  Road trips, vacations, kids in general, we wanna know!  Join the conversation in our Facebook group.

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Grapefruit Obsession – two grapefruits juiced, shot of rum, fill glass with grapefruit radler beer.  (Lindsay’s summer jam)

Cheers!