#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!

 

#130 – Let’s Go Bowling
Live from Blackhawk Bowl & Martini Lounge

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This week we recorded live at Blackhawk Bowl & Martini lounge while sampling their new martini menu.  Thanks to Laura and her great crew for inviting us and setting us up in style.  We share our favorite martini’s, fabulous finds, we meet new friends who give us some wise advice, we go bowling and have another PHOTOBOOTH opportunity!

Fabulous Finds

Beth – Ninja Power Muffins, TaDah Lemon Hummus Falafel Wraps
Krissi – Not Your Father’s Root Beer, On the Way to School (documentary)
Lindsay – Inside Out
Tawny – Space Center at Nasa, WTF w/President Obama

We’ll be back in the studio next time, see you in a few weeks!

Cheers!

 

#129 – Daddy Takeover
Happy Father’s Day

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We thought it’d be great to put the Dads to work during Father’s Day week for a daddy takeover episode.  This second installment of Daddy’s Cocktail Hour won’t disappoint. They answer listener questions among all sorts of dude talk.  The kids also sneak in a little surprise for Father’s Day.

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Andy – The Great Debate Podcast, Balla Tingle Powder
Bob – Jurassic World
Corey – @Pornconments, The World of Phil Hendrie Podcast
Patrick – Body Prescriptions Balm at your $1 store

Bob’s Fit Tip: Stop posting your fitness status updates.  (Apparently that’s boring)

We hope you enjoyed listening to the MCH dads and we hope all the dads out there have a fantastic Father’s Day!

Cheers!

#128 – Winesicle Cooler

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It’s been an eventful few weeks in MCH land!  Lindsay shares how she lost her front tooth, we catch up with Krissi and discuss the topic of letting go and giving our kids a little bit of freedom.

Cocktail: Winesicle Cooler – drop your favorite fruit popsicle in a glass of bubbly, moscato, or sweet white wine.

Fabulous Finds

Beth – Asian chopped salad kit for jar lunches; Million Dollar Arm
Krissi – Cider Boys Peach Magic
Lindsay – Jen Kirkman Netflix
Tawny – Piece Pizza Chicago; Flip Burger

Upcoming Events

7/25/15: CoffeeCon Chicago – Lindsay will be representing MCH and indulging in gourmet coffee.  Moms in the area should definitely join Lindsay and check out this awesome event.

8/29/15: Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., Galena IL – MCH Pop-up podcast 1pm-4pm!  Come hang out with us!  Galena is such a beautiful town and a great place to have a mini-vacay.

Cheers!!

#127 – Palo-Mama

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We are back for another cocktail hour and boy did we need it.  So many of us get caught up in a ton of kids activities along with trying to juggle our very own schedules.  Join Beth, Lindsay and Tawny for a discussion on how we try to manage your household family’s schedules.  If you have any tips and tricks please let us know by sending us voicemail (right here…right hand side of the page) or just send us your audio file to contact@mommyscocktailhour.com.

Cocktail – 2 Grapefruits, Orange and ½ Lemon squeezed, add in Orange Vodka and Tequila 

Fabulous Finds

Beth – Hot Wives of Orlando (streaming on Amazon.com)
Lindsay- Alex & Ani, Maybelline Fit Me
Tawny – Vinrella, TMLMTBGB

Cheers!

#126 – Orange Iced Coffee

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Who is ready for summer?!  We are, we are!  This week we talk about summer plans and tips to keep the kids learning during the break. The MCH kids also make an appearance to share their summer excitement!

Cocktail: Orange Iced Coffee
Mix over ice – 1 oz OJ, 1 oz Cafe Patron, Coffee

Fabulous Finds

Beth- Dana Buchman Straight Mid-Rise Pant
Krissi- Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Butter Core Ice Cream
Lindsay- Cayman Jack Margarita
Tawny- 22 Day Revolution Marcos Borges

Fit Tip: How to get your kids active during the summer

Cheers!

#125 – Spike the Punch Bowl

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Welcome back to another cocktail hour!  On this week’s episode we share our recent experiences of being mommy while also being incredibly sick.  We’ve all gone through it and it just so happens that a few of us went through it right around the same time.  Listen in to see how this all went down.

Spike The Punch Bowl: 2 cans frozen limeade, fill 2 empty cans with OJ, 1 liter lemon lime soda mix together and enjoy!  (Perfect for your Summer parties!  Makes a big batch for all to enjoy and then spike the grown-up cups with your choice of Tequila!  Half the ingredients for a smaller group.)

Fabulous Finds

Beth – As You Wish by Cary Elwes, The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak, Pleasure Town Podcast
Lindsay – Luke’s Organic Kale Chips
Krissi – Korean Indie Rock: The Koxxx, Glen Check, The WHOwho; Cotton Candy Oreos
Tawny –  Classic Fisher Price, Couple Things Podcast

Lindsay’s Fit Tip: Shape Magazine’s: 5 Yoga Moves to Beat the Flu

Cheers!

#124 – Momhattan

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IMG_8673This week we discuss mom vs. wife over Momhattan’s.  These two articles recently captured some attention, 99% Mom and 1% Wife it Has to be That Way and 49% Mother And 51% Wife And it Has to be That Way, so we share our thoughts on the topic.  Who would you throw the life jackets to?

Fabulous Finds

Beth – Red Cross Hand-Crank Solar Powered Weather Radio
Tawny –  Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray

Cheers!

#123 – Texas Tequila Sunrise

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This week we are excited to be joined by our special guest host, Dominque (aka DomtheTXMom).  If you’re a member of our facebook group then you know all about her new bundle of joy and she gives us the scoop and all the details on her experience with having a home birth.  Thanks so much to Dom for enlightening us all!

Texas Tequila Sunrise – Your favorite tequila along with OJ and grenadine

Fabulous Finds

Beth – Billy Goat at Me & Billy
Dom – Plugged In App
Krissi – Try a grilled cheese sandwich in your waffle maker
Lindsay – Home
Tawny – The Returned, The Big Kahuna Wine

Cheers!!