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The Cold Coffee Club

Houston Moms

Hello, and welcome to The Cold Coffee Club, a podcast brought to you by Houston Moms! Join us, your hosts, Ashley & Jenny, as we give you a little bit of that mom-to-mom connection, fun, and conversation amidst all the chaos! Each week, we will take a break from doing all the things and explore the wide spectrum of this crazy motherhood role! We’ll interview fun guests, talk about cool grown-up topics, laugh, share and grow together! So go ahead, reheat that coffee and put your feet up! Here we go!

The CCC goes LIVE!
Jun 1 2022
The CCC goes LIVE!
The Cold Coffee Club went LIVE!!! And we were giving away a Britax Click-Tight car seat! Thanks so much to everyone who joined us for our unedited chat that almost didn’t happen! (Y’all, all the technical difficulties came out of the woodworks as we prepped for this fun day!) “Cream and Sugar” Recommendations: Jenny checked out Splashway Water Park in Sheridan, TX. Not only is there a ton of fun there for all ages, but you can bring your own food! That’s a huge selling point for mamas on a budget! Ashley is so pumped to take her boys to Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventures to enjoy “wet, dry and aerial fun!” We look forward to sliding down fun slides and making a splash, but also giving ziplining a shot and visiting turtles and baby alligators. There are tons of splash pads all over Houston that provide free fun for your kids! Nottingham Park, Discovery Green, Kemah, Lents Family Park East are just a few of our favorites! The Houston Food Fest has been postponed until November 12. Pundt Park is the perfect “Beach Day” destination without actually going to the beach! Feeding the kiddos during the summer can be so insanely exhausting! How are they always hungry? What do they want? What quick options do we have? Jenny and Ashley explore quick lunch options (sandwiches, trays, quesadillas, fruit, etc) but they also explore a few quick recipes. Pulled Pork SandwichesGrilled Chicken Apple Sausage (Adells)Chicken thighs with sweet potatoesChicken Caesar WrapsKielbasa, peppers, potatoes and onion skilletMango-Peach Salsa Pork TenderloinBLT Salad And Jenny loves providing her kids with a schedule for each day so there is still a sense of structure and she isn’t bombarded with constant “What are we gonna do today?” Houston Moms “House Blend” Post: We are so thankful for the insights of our editor, Elizabeth Baker, who wrote an incredible post with an important message. The Burden of Summer: What not all Moms can make it Magical reminds us that there are many restrictions that burden moms as they try to create summer magic. We can’t all do it all! And that’s ok. Breathe, moms. Your kids will be fine and enjoy the summer break without huge family vacations or sleep-away camps. They will be fine! We are wrapping up our regular season, but we will still be posting new episodes every other week as we head into Season 3 of The Cold Coffee Club!
Pediatric Dentistry: Protecting your Kids' Pearly Whites
May 24 2022
Pediatric Dentistry: Protecting your Kids' Pearly Whites
It’s National Dental Care month so make sure your kids are truly taking care of their pearly whites! We chatted with Dr. Nisha Mehta from Wellspring Pediatric Dentistry in Katy. She shares some tips to help your children take care of their dental health, and gives us a bit of insight about dental bumps and bruises! Head over to Amazon and grab some Disclosing Tablets and electric toothbrushes to make brushing time a little more fun and even more efficient! “Cream & Sugar” Recommendations May 28th is the Houston Food Fest! OMG! Y’all! Food… in Houston… PERFECTION! It’s free for kids 8 and under, $9 admission for ages 9 and up! You definitely don’t want to miss out on incredible food from all over the Houston area. The First Lady on Amazon Prime (originally on Showtime) is an incredible look at 3 of our country’s First Ladies, their journeys and what made the phenomenal additions to the lives of their husbands, the White House and the U.S. “House Blend” Posts Becca Slocum wrote a useful post that will help us all dive into some great books this summer. Her post, Let’s Take an Adventure: Summer Books for Kids and Moms, gives some perfect suggestions for fun summer reading! Lauren M addresses the formula crisis our country is going through in the post, The Formula Crisis: Breastfeeding Isn’t Free, or the Answer. Such a thoughtful post that helps moms feel seen and heard, while squashing the misconception that breastfeeding would solve this trying, difficult time.
Celebrating & Honoring AAPI Heritage Month
May 10 2022
Celebrating & Honoring AAPI Heritage Month
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! This episode focuses on the history of this month and where you can go to recognize AAPI culture and heritage. Houston Public Media has shared tons of incredibly beautiful and educational programming that will help us all commemorate AAPI month. Visit Houston Asiatown (colloquially known as Chinatown), learn more with Asian Heritage Tours and have a spiritual experience at the Teo Chew Buddhist Temple. Asia Society Texas Center will be hosting events throughout the month that will showcase Asian American and Pacific Islander artists and writers. The Islamic religion is quite prevalent in Asia countries, so an educational experience at the Islamic Da’wah Center will allow you to explore the history and principles of Islam. Check out the post on the Houston Moms site, How to Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month With Your Family, for amazing ways to celebrate this month. “Cream & Sugar” Recommendations: One more place to check out and visit local businesses, especially during AAPI month, is Katy Asiantown! And Houston Moms has the perfect guide to lead you to a great experience! Postino in the Heights is a great place to grab a quick bite and create your own signature cheeseboard! So many delicious choices to taste and enjoy! “House Blend” Favorite Posts: Who doesn’t love the environment of a bookstore?! The feel of the pages, the smell of stacks and stacks of books, the sounds of the spines bending. All of it! Becca S. writes about amazing independent bookstores in Houston that will make you want to head out RIGHT NOW and visit them! Being as prepared as you can for the uncertain moments is a key in our busy city! Check out Becca Vidrine’s post about preparedness! Oh, and we missed something in our episode about WORDLE!!!! There is a version of the game based on the show, The Office, called DUNDERDLE!!! We love it and if you’re a fan of the show, you will love it too!!
A Little Love for Houston Libraries
Feb 22 2022
A Little Love for Houston Libraries
Welcome to Episode 3 of the Cold Coffee Club! We’re talking all about Houston libraries today! Did you know you can have your local libraries curate personalized sets of books to fit your needs? Have you checked out all the events hosted by Houston libraries through each month? Have you ever used the fun learning tools available for you at libraries all around the metro area? In this episode, we give some extra love to Houston libraries during this beautiful February, National Library Lover's Month. Make sure to visit a Houston library before the month is up, and enjoy the books, tools, events and services available to you! Harris County Public Libraries: Bend County Libraries: County Public Libraries: & Sugar” Recommendations: Go get some frustration out and toss some axes around at Houston Axe Throwing! You will have a blast, but it’s definitely harder than it looks! Craving a delicious empanada? Head to Katy and visit Marini’s Empanada House for an amazing variety of sweet and savory empanadas! And if pies is your jam, right next door is Proud Pie! Two ways to enjoy delicious, local treats! “House Blend” Posts: Did Jenny say pie?! Indeed, yes did! And she suggests you go check out our comprehensive list of the best pie dives in Houston! Go get you some pie, girl! Ashley’s favorite post is one that all of us stay-at-home mamas truly need… and it’s written by the one and only, Jenny! Read her words of encouragement and love to the moms of little ones who are home in the chaos!
Celebrating Black History Month in Houston
Feb 15 2022
Celebrating Black History Month in Houston
Welcome back to the Cold Coffee Club! This week, we dig into great ways to commemorate and celebrate Black History Month in Houston. We share some of our favorite restaurants to grab some grub, historical sites to check out and performances you need to see! Black History Month Must-Knows: Check out the Instagram account, @houstonblackownedbusinesses -So many incredible Black-owned businesses are spotlighted on their IG page!The Houston Museum of African American Culture offers a great experience to learn more about Black culture outside of just slavery.Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is open for you to visit and learn more about African Americans who served in the US military. The museum even offers virtual tours!Visit Emancipation Park, a beautiful outdoor space full of history as it commemorates Emancipation Day (Juneteenth)!The Breakfast Klub is an amazing jazzy brunch spot that is a Houston icon and mainstay!The Ensemble Theatre is the oldest and largest professional Black Theater in the Southwest. They perform Black stories by Black playwrights!Be sure to check out Houston Moms’ Monthly Guide for the month of February to find events that are centralized on Black History Month! “Cream & Sugar” Recommendations: Jenny recommends checking out Brazos Bend State Park for a fun family adventure just outside of Houston. Her son says the day they visited was the best day of his life!Ashley visited Lost and Found for her birthday! This black-owned business has delicious food, a fun jungle themed vibe and hookah! “House Blend” Favorite Posts: Our Summer Camp Guide will be live soon to help you start planning and registering your kiddos for all the fun camps and activities. Be on the lookout!