#98 – Raspberry Shandy

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On this week’s episode join Beth, Lindsay and Tawny and pour yourself this summertime mixture of lemonade and raspberry shandy beer, yum!  Lindsay shares her tips on her post vacation detox, Beth talks about her upcoming family vacation (side note…geocaching) and Tawny brings up a funny article shared with us on our facebook page.

Fabulous Finds

Beth – Roadside America app
Lindsay – The Pretty Reckless
Tawny – Girl Meets World on Disney Channel,Unrollme.com

Listener Fab Find: Shana - Safe Spot – A place Your child stays while you load or unload other items or kids!  Love it!

Lindsay’s detox – 1. Get back to your workout routine 2. No diet soda, try lemon water or green tea with a shot of apple cider vinegar (Braggs raw), and dandelion root tea (for de-clogging…hehe) 3. No grains or sugar

Thanks to our listener Jessica for the many laughs we had discussing the article she shared with us on our Facebook page, 30 Ridiculous Baby Products.

REMINDER: AUGUST 2nd 8PM CT…….MCH LIVE 100th EPISODE!!!!  Please join us and help us celebrate this milestone podcast episode.  It’s been a long few years and we’re so close to breaking 100 episodes, WOW!!!  We can’t wait to hear from you!

Cheers!!

#97 – Another Flooded 4th

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Happy Fourth of July (hope yours isn’t flooded)!  Join Beth, Lindsay and Tawny for this patriotic cocktail just in time for the holiday.  Lindsay is vacationing in beautiful upstate New York, while Beth shares a gruesome encounter during her weekend trip and Tawny’s recent trip to a water park starts off with a statement to the local authorities.  Exciting stuff happening this summer! ;)

Fabulous Finds

Beth – St Louis Zoo
Lindsay – Saratoga Springs,  Uncrustables PB&J
Tawny – Splashdown Water Park (East Peoria)

Fit Tip – If your weight is at a standstill try eating all your complex carbs before noon. Lindsay swears by it!

#MCHLIVE100 countdown begins…only 4 weeks away so mark your calendars for Saturday August 2nd 8pm CT.  Host a listening party and we’ll send you some goodies!

Hope you’re enjoying your summer!

Cheers!

 

#96 – Free for All

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Join Beth, Lindsay and Tawny as they catch up on what’s been going on the first week of summer.  Beth, the ultimate event planner, gets an unexpected bug the day of her event! Lindsay has an exciting trip to the ER and Tawny is coaching tball!

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Fabulous Finds

Beth – Bevshots.com
Lindsay – Rhubarb Festival Aledo, Mom’s Products
Tawny – Lily & Madeleine (buy the album)

Cheers!

#95 – Grape & Lemon Fizzy
Learning Over the Summer

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2 oz. Lemoncello, Frozen Grapes, and top off with Zevia Grape Soda

2 oz. Lemoncello, Frozen Grapes, and top off with Zevia Grape Soda

We begin our bi-weekly podcast episodes as we gear up for our 100th episode which is scheduled for August 2, 2014. This week we discuss how to keep your kids learning over the summer. Lindsay gives us some great tips on her routine since she has summers off (lucky gal)! Some suggestions were to: create a weekly learning calendar, sight words, math facts, and life skills. References she likes to use is Starfall and Story Line Online.

Fabulous Finds

Beth – Frisse and Grapefruit salad at Me & Billy
Krissi – Kinky Malt Beverage (check your local grocery store or Target)
Lindsay – Raspberry Wheat Shock Top, Plus White Five Minute Whitening
Tawny – Jamberry Nails, lilblueboo (Digital art teacher thank you letter)

Fit Tip: Toss out the starch and double up on your veggies!

Cheers!

#94 – Strawberry Shortcake

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This week we wrap up our pet discussion with Krissi and Lindsay.  Beth shares her bad week and two close encounters with the man upstairs. ;)  Krissi has a great peanut story that involves a cheeseburger telephone and we share some details from our MCH meeting.  Psst!  It involves our 100th live episode!!

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Squeeze a strawberry yogurt tube into a pint glass. Pour in two shots of cake vodka and add 1/2 cup cream and stir.
Add club soda to fill glass.
Smash a handful of cheerios in a ziploc baggie
Take a paper towel and squeeze a bit of honey on it. Swipe rim of empty martini glass with honey then dip in crushed Cheerios.
Pour in drink. Drink damnnit!

Fabulous Finds

Beth –  got a wow cup! Air Plants
Krissi – 2048 , Dumb Ways to Die
Lindsay – Mackz “It’s A Girl Party”,  Naturebox pb& j granola
Tawny – Fresh Deli – Davenport Freight House, Live G Free – Gluten Free Products

Cheers!

#93 – Cinco de Momo

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Join Beth and Tawny for this duo belated Cinco de Mayo celebration!  We catch up on some of your great recommendations on how to get your kids eating healthier. Thanks so much to Jodi, Abby, Danielle and Jamie for giving us your healthy eating tips! Beth and Tawny also begin the pet discussion topic.  Have you introduced any new pets into your family?  We’d love to hear your experiences.  Share them with us on Facebook or leave us a voicemail directly from our website!  Thanks to Connie, Cheryl and Beth for already chiming in on our pet discussion.  Next week we’ll hear from Krissi and Lindsay’s experiences with their household pets.

Fabulous Finds

Beth –  baby foot update!
Tawny – Fracture; Dessert Decorator Plus

Recipe: Throwback to #84 – Hey Seuss Margarita. And have you ever tried the Bicardi Margarita Mixer? YUMMO! (Check the frozen juice isle at your local grocery store!)

I’m not really sure how just Beth and I filled over an hour of audio, so I apologize in advance for our cinco de momo intoxication! ;)

As always, Cheers!

#92 – Cinnabon Chiller

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We are back after a week break.  We discuss our little authors (Peanut & Sweetness) that were recognized in a local Literary Arts Festival, trouble with bedtime, planning birthday parties, and the topic of the evening – how to get your kids to eat healthier foods.

Fabulous Finds

Beth – Baby Foot Exfoliating Foot Peel (lavender scent)

Krissi – Katy Perry Prism Vinyl Album; Crosly Cruiser Portable

Lindsay – Time Travelers and Bonfires – Sevendust

Tawny – Make a Tutu Dress; Maybelline Super Stay 10hr Stain Gloss

Lindsay’s Fit Tip: Cookinglight – 9 Kids’ Foods that Aren’t as Healthy as They Appear

Cheers!

#91 – Goodnight (Blood) Moon

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On this week’s episode our discussion ranges from some highs moving on down to extreme lows, but we’re also briefly joined by two MCH spouse guest storyteller’s Corey (Tawny) and Patrick (Krissi).  You won’t want to miss this sibling duo!

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Blood Orange Soda/2oz Vanilla Vodka/Vanilla Ice Cream/ Grenadine & Orange for Garnish

Fabulous Finds

Beth – So Delicious Dairy Free No Sugar Added Coconut Milk Ice Cream,

Nygard SLIMS work pants from Dillards

Krissi – Fuji Apple Chicken Salad at Panera

Lindsay – Aidells Chicken Meatballs

Tawny – Cadbury Royal Dark Mini Eggs; Freaker

Lindsay’s Fit Tip -Cookinglight.com - Spring Clean Your Diet

Cheers!

#90 – Gas Station Island Iced Tea

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Join Beth, Lindsay and Tawny on this episode of Mommy’s Cocktail Hour. We celebrate our 90th podcast the classiest way possible with a gas station mix you’re sure to forget.

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Raspberry Twisted Tea
2 oz Jeremiah Weed
3 oz Lemon-lime Soda
Mix over ice

Fabulous Finds

Beth – Sauve Moroccan Oil Shampoo, Suave Sunless Tanner

Lindsay – Fox Barrel Pacific Pear Cider

Tawny – Mason Jar Sip & Straw Lids, Johnny Appleseed Hard Apple Cider

Beth gives us the rundown on her worst day ever which included a trip to the pediatrician and the dentist. Lindsay is glad that Sweetness is making new friends in the neighborhood, and Tawny discusses her Easter Bunny dilemma and the responses we received from listeners on Facebook.

Cheers!

#89 – Ginger (free for) Ale

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On this week’s podcast the MCH ladies catch up over Ginger Ale cocktails!

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2 oz. Vodka
2 oz. Peach Schnapps
1 oz. Grenadine
Fill with Ginger Ale
or
1 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
2 oz. Whiskey
Fill with Ginger Ale

Fabulous Finds

Beth – Freight House Farmer’s Market
Krissi -Checking out passes to museum/zoo at the library for free!
Lindsay – Cheddar Skinny Pop, Wow Cup
Tawny – Flirty Bird Syrah,  Melt Wax Parlor Campaign (campaign to fund Meghan’s – our MCH waxer – new business)

Krissi’s Fit Tip – Be sure to keep scheduling your child’s annual exam’s each year after kindergarten!

These last few weeks have been busy!  We are full of stories on this episode, we talk about warts, pine derby, losing teeth, nudity around kids, becoming a woman, dealing with a threat, real sister fights, and setting a fire!

Cheers!