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Sunday, October 27, 2013


It's been a long 36 weeks.  This mama is pooped.
Now that I'm teaching full time AND spending my evenings chasing after a rowdy three year old PLUS carrying around a growing little fetus, I decided I needed some me time.
 Don't get me wrong, I truly enjoy snuggling with my nugget in the evening after bath enjoying our favorite Nickelodeon shows before bed.  But I needed a kid free evening.  Not the kind of time where I run on a quick alone trip to Kroger or one lucky evening when I'm trying to watch TV over the sound of a screaming child. I wanted a night with my girls where we could relax, chat, eat some good food and enjoy the company of one another -- without the hustle and bustle of the kiddos (and let's be honest, husbands too).

 You know, the kind of time that is needed after the kind your son decides to t.p. the living room...

And then after the adventure looks at you with this sweet face making punishment so much harder:

This mama needs a night out with her girls!

I had been awake the other night (pregnancy induced insomnia at it's finest of course) and decided to lay on the couch and watch T.V. until my body decided it was time to fall asleep.  Of course, as I turn on the television, the first channel that pops up is Nickelodeon.  However, it was 10 o'clock and Nick. was no longer singing happy Yo Gabba songs about sharing or venturing into wild adventures with Mike the Knight -- it had transformed into a wonderful channel just for moms called NickMom!  I was so excited!  Now, I'm a huge Tia Mowry-Hardrict fan and had heard she was coming out with a new sitcom called Instant Mom.  Apparently my stars had aligned that night because Instant Mom was actually premiering on NickMom right then!
How did the show rate?
Instant Mom was hilarious!  It is the perfect laugh out loud show for moms when the kiddos are in bed.  Tia was her usual cute and funny self and the rest of the cast had a great chemistry making Instant Mom even better.   I can totally relate to Tia's character because I'm a step mom myself to a preteen girl and I could compare my experiences to what I saw on the show.  I decided that this was the perfect show to share with my girls on our Mom's Night Out - so I set my DVR immediately for Sundays at 10:00 p.m. to record all the new episodes. 
(Don't worry though - you can catch up on this season of  Instant Mom by tuning into NickMom every evening.  Check your local listings to see what time you can catch these episodes or head on over to for more information!)

I decided to invite my mama friends over for a night of Cocktails and Mocktails, yummy snacks and a marathon of Instant Mom.  Two out of the three of us were second time pregnant mamas while my other friend is a mother of two already herself.  I knew this was the kind of night we ALL needed.

As any good friend would do, I needed to help unwind my un-pregnant friend so I made her one of my favorite drinks we call Mama's Mimosa.  It's a sweet twist on the classic mimosa drink.

Obviously my other preggo mama and I drank this sans the champs (which was a total bummer), but we still used the fancy glasses just so we could pretend.

As for snacks I prepared a variety of yummy and high calorie foods that all moms should appreciate once in awhile.  As you can see, I may have went overboard a bit but seriously, when you're out with the girls it is totally okay to splurge.  My family always makes this dip we cal Rich Dip because it's like dipping your crackers into liquid gold.  It's so easy to make too!

Once the girls arrived, I got a fire burning in our fireplace and we sat down with our plates full and glasses filled to enjoy our night out together.  We started our Instant Mom marathon and had a ball laughing together!  The show was the perfect addition to the mommies' night together.  It was fun to laugh along with the cast as well share our own stories and adventures in motherhood.  Pretty soon all three of us will be joining the "2 Kid Club" so it was the perfect night to spend together before our lives become even crazier than before.

 How fitting that there is a sippy cup in the picture, right?

Whether it's a night out with your best girlfriends or a quiet (and very rare) evening alone, Instant Mom on NickMom is your perfect go to show for moms who are ready to relax, laugh and truly enjoy themselves.  This Mom's Night Out was past overdue - and it was the perfect combination of laughter and company.

Everyday must be a party at my house...


  1. I love the show too! And it's always nice to have some friends over and relax with some good grub and cocktails.

  2. I can't wait for the baby girls to arrive. I need to hold some newborns!!! Caroline is already too big!

  3. That looks like a fun girls' night and I didn't even know there was a NickMom! Cool.

  4. You are one busy lady! I hope you enjoyed your 'night out' and could relax a bit!

  5. I hope you had a great time. It sounds like you could definitely use a break.

    I try to meet with a group of mom friends once a month. We leave the kids at home with their dads, and head to a restaurant to eat and chat. Nothing too outrageous, but a much needed break.

    I think a night at home with a great TV show is something I would rather enjoy by myself. A true evening of peace and quiet!

  6. Sounds like fun. Love your son's face in that pictures, I bet he keeps you busy!

  7. I didn't even realize there was a NickMom, so that's pretty cool. It looks like you had a great Mom's night!

  8. I agree with you, everyday must be a party at my house based on that quote.

  9. Makes me wish I had cable. I keep hearing how good this channel is.

  10. I am going to check this show out this week. Love the cocktails and the ice cream ;)

  11. gosh, glad to know it is a party when someone spills, makes for a much more fun home.