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!


#136 – Coffee Talk



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


#135 – Wins & Fails


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.


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!

#134 – Blabbing About Routines


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.