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!

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Jan 13 2022
29 seconds
The Birds and the Bees: How and When to have "THE TALK" with Your Kids!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!!
May 10 2022
20 mins
NYT Best-Selling Author, Melanie Shankle, Joins the Club!What's the Word? WORDLE!!Chattin' with Chita: Finding your Work/ Life Balance as a MomRoll Out the Red Carpet: Oscars and Grammys RecapsTips for Validating your Children from Child Counselor, Mary EngleTake a Hike!What are You Watchin'?It's Time to Get Our CRAWFISH On!Rodeo Round-UpLet's Talk About the Reddit BabysitterA 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: https://houstonlibrary.org Fort Bend County Libraries: https://www.fortbend.lib.tx.us Galveston County Public Libraries: http://galvestonreads.org/libraries/ “Cream & 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!
Feb 22 2022
24 mins
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!
Feb 15 2022
21 mins
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