Skip to main content
Mommy's Guide to Happy Hour

Mommy's Guide to Happy Hour

By Denise Desien
Where real moms talk about kids, marriage, divorce, relationships and enjoy a drink with their girlfriends!
Listen on
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Breaker Logo


Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo


RadioPublic Logo


Spotify Logo


Currently playing episode

Single to Stepmom

Mommy's Guide to Happy Hour

Single to Stepmom
Meet new stepmom Lindsay. It's my first face to face podcast in over a year! Lindsay opens up about dating a divorced daddy who has a beautiful daughter, getting married and her IVF journey. It's not always easy to step into a stepmom role. The hilarious stories of their first date to their first year of marriage. We also had a real conversation about IVF and the ups and downs of going through it. I appreciated how open Lindsay was about her and her husband's journey!
March 1, 2021
Healthy Living!
Great podcast with certified personal trainer and health coach Elena! You will learn how to make better life choices. Elena talks about helping you to be clear on what you want, why you want it and how to achieve it. Know what your "REAL WHY" is.
February 17, 2021
Kids with special needs and virtual learning
Guest mom Amy joined the show today. She is a mom of four with two sets of twins. They are in 5th and 8th grade. Her daughter who is in 8th grade has Autism and Amy talks about both the highs and lows of virtual learning for her. This episode is great for all but especially if you are having challenges with teaching your kids from home. Amy is so positive in her approach and provides great tools to help other mothers through. This is a must play podcast!
February 2, 2021
How do you date during a pandemic?
Fun eye opening conversation with forty something divorced dad Kevin on how he dates during a pandemic. We did it live at a local bar and anything that could happen did. Kevin gives a few tips on how and where these dates take place. We also talk about what it's like as a dad with his daughter in another state that he hasn't seen since the pandemic started. If you ever wanted to know what guys are really thinking listen to this episode...
September 1, 2020
August 12, 2020
August 12, 2020
How to take the "SUCK" out of "Success" with my guest Tori Boats
Tori is a successful Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaking and a Mom of 3. We talk about not being afraid as moms to step outside our comfort zone and build a successful business. Tori provides great tips on how to Build and Be a Successful Entrepreneur!
August 7, 2020
Mom talk with Vanessa Heembrock on parenting, keeping your marriage going and finding quite time!
We talk openly about the struggles of being with our families 24/7. How crazy our kids can make us, schooling for the fall and keeping our marriage going! Trying to find the quite moments that aren't there when you can't find your "normal" escape. Are challenges are no different then yours. We are just trying to laugh about it!
July 17, 2020
Keeping your kids busy and yourself sane!
Great talking with mommy Teri about how we keep our kids busy during this time. Now that homeschooling is done and no summer camps in sight. We shared some ideas that we are doing with our kids. What do you do with yours... lol is it 5'oclock somewhere!
June 15, 2020
Homeschooling, working and family quarantine during Covid
Talking with another mom about homeschooling her kids, juggling working at home and dealing with the mom guilt of not being able to do it all. It's a struggle for all of us and it's nice to know we aren't alone!
June 5, 2020
Mommy's Guide To: Adoption
Today Mommy’s Guide to Happy Hour is pleased to be discussing such an important topic – Adopting a TEENAGER! Please join me and my guest mom Beth and hear about her and her husbands’ journey to adopt a teenager after they became empty-nesters. It’s easy to write a check to charity but they really wanted to give back and give back they did with this amazing story. The way they helped change this boy's life and give him something more to strive for and what an amazing young man that wanted better for himself and wasn’t afraid to go after it!
March 12, 2020
Mommy's Guide To: Girl's Get Away!
Mommy’s Guide to Happy Hour is kicking off the NEW Decade with my first podcast in 2020! Enjoy this sweet and funny discussion between two moms talking about taking amazing girls’ trips, couple trips and sometimes just going out alone. Being a mom and a wife is hard and challenging enough. Don’t forget to make time for yourself and always drink a glass of PROSECCO! Cheer to 2020!
January 30, 2020
Mommy's Guide To: Holiday Stress
Two mom's talking about all the highs and lows of the holidays. Shopping for everyone in our family and everyone under the Sun. We get off topic and tell some funny stories from the past. The best part is Becky's take on what drives her crazy! To watch the full episode follow the link here!
January 7, 2020
Mommy's Guide To: My Wine Life
On this week's episode of Mommy's Guide To Happy Hour, we have a very informative and fun lesson in drinking and picking great wines! Find out how easy it is to have a wine tasting in your own home with your favorite group of Mommy's!!! We explore how you can order wine from home through wineshopathome. Don't miss out it's the new FabFitFun for wine. If you are looking to click on and explore all the wines we cover on the show, follow the link to Reach out to my mommy Jen on her Instagram @mywinelife
December 18, 2019
Mommy's Guide: To Being A SuperMom
We're back with another great episode of Mommy's Guide To Happy Hour! You will understand why my guest is a SuperMOM once you hear her story.  Imagine having two sets of TWINS that's right you heard me 2 SETS OF TWINS!  It is an amazing story about a mom that gets divorced, finds love again, is a STRONG MOM raising 4 kids and one with Autism. She is an inspiration to all moms that think that can't do it but you can. She tells her heartwarming stories about her new husband, her kids and starting her own business.  She truly is SUPERMOM!
December 10, 2019
Mommy's Guide: Daddy Day Care
We're back this week with a new episode of Mommy's Guide to Happy Hour! I hope you enjoy this witty conversation with first-time daddy Richard.  The conversation won't disappoint...  Richard didn't hold back on his stories or his humor about being a new dad and the highs and lows of it all.  He also shared some very touching stories about the first time he met his wife, his newborn being rushed to the hospital and his funny stories about putting his baby to work.  It was a pleasure having him on.  He is relatable, honest, humorous, and a great dad.  Enjoy our new episode of Daddy Day Care!
December 3, 2019
Mommy's Guide: The Sleep Lady-Kim West
This week's episode of Mommy's Guide to Happy Hour I have on KIM WEST!!! I could not be more thrilled with having Kim on the podcast, we cover it all take a listen!  KIM WEST, LCSW-C,  is a mother of two daughters and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker  (which is a child and family therapist) for 27 years. Known as The Sleep Lady® by her clients, over the past twenty-five years she has personally helped over 20,000 tired parents all over the world get a good night’s sleep without letting their children cry it out alone. Kim has appeared on the Dr. Phil, Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, TLC’s Bringing Home Baby and CNN, and has been written about in a number of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Baby Talk,  Parenting, The Baltimore Sun, USA Today, The Telegraph, The Irish Independent and the Washington Post. Kim is the author of three books: “The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight: Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep Well and Wake Up Happy”, “ The Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook” and “The Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook for Children with Special Needs”. Her first book “The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight” is in its third edition and has sold over 130,000 paperback copies and is available in 4 languages. Dedicated to providing tired parents with excellent sleep advice and coaching while knowing Kim could not help everyone herself, she started the Gentle Sleep Coach® Training and Certification program in 2010--the first and most comprehensive training program in the world. This program was the start of what is now a global industry- Baby and Child Sleep Consultants.  To date, the Gentle Sleep Coach Training and Certification program is available in 4 languages. Her websites: Follow her on: Instagram: @thesleeplady
November 15, 2019
Mommy's Guide: To Mom'ME' Time
This week's Mommy's Guide To Happy Hour, we unpack Mom'ME' Time with my guest Megan Corey.  Megan is a Health Coach and Wellness EXPERT! The podcast was packed with surprising ways to keep you and your family eating healthy that is FUN and EASY. She also provided some much-needed tips on getting more exercise without going to the gym. It was so much fun chatting with another mom that gets it. Life isn’t perfect, our kids aren’t perfect, and marriages are work! Please Connect With Megan Corey's Social Media! Megan Corey's Facebook: Megan Corey's Instagram: Megan Corey's Website: Megan Corey's Twitter:
November 7, 2019
Mommy's Guide: To Being an Iron Mommy
This episode was truly one of the most inspiring episodes I have done so far on the Mommy's Guide To Happy Hour Podcast. This mother is inspiring with her words, suggestions, and goals she has set for herself. I think we should all take some of her tools and put them into our everyday life. I am also so pleased when I come across a mom or a dad that takes their challenges and turns them around! This podcast talks about training for an IRONMAN, everyday day fears, and lighthearted conversations about movies – old TV shows and just living your BEST LIFE!
October 30, 2019
Mommy's Guide: To Being An Empty Nester
Alright, this is another big topic issue on this weeks Mommy's Guide To Happy Hour Podcast. In being a mom with kids in double digits, I have one a no-boundaries conversation with a mom who is finally an empty nester. She has many jaw-dropping stories about her life now, her grandson and RECONNECTING with her big daddy husband!
October 18, 2019
Mommy's Guide: "Mommy's Need SLEEP!"
And we are back with a new Mommy's Guide To Happy Hour podcast! I am so excited to publish this! My guest is Michelle Maggio of Hawk Marketing. We discussed raising her children. 
October 10, 2019
Season Two of Mommy's Guide To Happy Hour!
Hey everyone! I am super excited to post this podcast. We have a lot of new and exciting changes coming to Mommy's Guide to Happy Hour. We have a new format and creative content. Our podcast is going to be on video so you can get further acquainted with the Mommy's, drinks and fun!
September 12, 2019
Mommy's Guide: To Beach, Bellinies, Botox & Bravo
This week's episode of Mommy's Guide To Happy Hour Podcast is a BIG ONE! I have FOUR MOMMIES on the mic! I was great sitting down with 4 ladies to discuss marriage, parenting, our sex life and what we watch on bravo!
July 31, 2019
Mommy's Guide: To Summer Time Fun
Look who's back! On this week's episode of Mommy's Guide To Happy Hour my previous guest Michele is back! We talk about summertime fun while the kids are away and a (cough) sex challenge for mommies.
July 3, 2019
Mommy's Guide: To "Why I Created Mommy's Guide"
This week's episode of Mommy's Guide To Happy Hour Podcast is a solo cast. I talk to 'you' my listener about why I created the podcast and who I am as a mommy.
June 27, 2019
Mommy's Guide: Boyfriend On The Mic
Alright, I booked my second daddy on Mommy's Guide To Happy Hour Podcast! And not just any daddy, my daddy (wink). This week I have one Brad my boyfriend about his kids, my kids and blending our lives!
June 20, 2019
Mommy's Guide: "Who's your Daddy!"
Okay, so here's a first on Mommy's Guide To Happy Hour Podcast! I have my first daddy on the microphone we talk about blended families, and being a first time dad.
June 5, 2019
Mommy's Guide: To Mommy Guilt
On this week's podcast of Mommy's Guide To Happy Hour, we cover the terrible feeling of 'Mommy Guilt' regarding picking the right sports, judgment from other parents, and balancing life and marriage.
May 31, 2019
Mommy's Guide: To Dating With Children
Okay, this week's podcast is a real one, but so true! How do you as a mother go out into the dating world, pursue relationships. Post-divorce while still raising our kids.
May 18, 2019
Mommy's Guide: To "Can We Do It All?"
This week's discussion on Mommy's Guide To Happy Hour podcast! We cover the balance of family time, sports, cooking meals for your kids and happiness within your marriage.
May 13, 2019
Mommy's Guide: To Life After Marriage
This week we're covering a big topic on Mommy's Guide To Happy Hour in our discussion on life after marriage, starting over again, dating, and raising your kids.
May 8, 2019
Mommy's Guide: To Crazy Days
This week's episode of Mommy's Guide To Happy Hour, we tackle how our mommy days are crazy with work, kid's homework, and life.
May 1, 2019
Mommy's Guide: To Living Lighter
We're back with another episode of the Mommy's Guide To Happy Hour Podcast! Today we talk about downsizing in your forties, adult parent issues, and more!
April 26, 2019
Pilot Episode! Mommy's Guide To Happy Hour Podcast
Our pilot episode of Mommy's Guide To Happy Hour Podcast about parenting, relationships, men, marriages, and mommy's cocktail of choice!
April 16, 2019