The Bubble Lounge

The Bubble Lounge
A weekly podcast for Park Cities Moms living in University Park or Highland Park Texas. Funny commentary and insights on what to see and do in the neighborhood.

Got the Back to School Blues? The Bubble Lounge is here for you!
Aug 22 • 22 min
Most of us are getting back to school this week. Some of you are happy and some of you may be experiencing a lot of other emotions. This week Beth Reeder Johnson, family therapist, offers us advice and practical ways to work through the …
The Body Lounge visits the Bubble Lounge!
Aug 15 • 26 min
This week on The Bubble Lounge we talk to Park Cities residents and owners of Body Lounge Park Cities, Copper Dallas and Dr. Ed Le Cara.Body Lounge Park Cities is a boutique wellness clinic located right in Snider Plaza. They offer ways to op…
Art, the cheapest therapy in town - with Tori Pendergrass, owner of Kid Art and Pigment
Aug 8 • 20 min
Do you want to fill your child’s life with more than sports and video games? Then consider broadening their views by taking them to museums and enrolling them in art programs.This week we talk to Tori Pendergrass, owner of Kid Art and Pigment…
Stacy Kelly and Mike White of HPISD tell us what every Park Cities family must know about school funding
Aug 1 • 17 min
Last June, Governor Abbott signed into law an $11.6 billion school finance measure known as House Bill 3. This week we talk with Mike White, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services of HPISD and Stacy Kelly, Trustee of HPISD. In this episode, t…
How to keep your family financially protected with Kathy Wall
Jul 25 • 24 min
Kathy Wall from Kathy Wall State Farm Agency joins us to talk about smart ways to keep your family financially protected.Whether you have a teenager driving or wondering about whether your home is protected from major weather events (like the…
Mr. Gonzales from UP Elementary - superintendent, ghost buster and bartender!
Jul 18 • 31 min
Mr Gonzales - affectionately known as Mr. G - has been the superintendent of University Park Elementary for 25 years.He has a heart of gold, everyone loves him and there is nothing he won’t do for the betterment of the school. There is…
7 Things to do outside of “The Bubble” with Cynthia Smoot
Jul 11 • 25 min
Dallas lifestyle blogger, Cynthia Smoot, of Oh So Cynthia is considered THE go-to resource of all things Dallas. She describes her blog as her “love letter…
Newcomers guide to the Park Cities - how to get involved and make friends!
Jun 27 • 25 min
Moving to a new neighborhood can be intimidating and overwhelming. This week Martha and Nellie share tips and resources on how to get involved and make new friends in the Park Cities.
How and when to talk to your teen - advice from a licensed family therapist
Jun 20 • 27 min
This week we welcome Family Therapist, Beth Reeder Johnson of ERJ Counseling. We talk about how and when to talk to your teen and why it’s important for them to make mistakes.
Mr. Donavan shares the ONE thing we need to do to raise a happy child
Jun 13 • 25 min
Mr. Donavan is well known in the Park Cities for building children’s confidence and self esteem through physical development. In this episode, he shares his wisdom on how to keep structure during the summer through a summer blend of fu…
How to have a fun and productive summer
Jun 6 • 20 min
Summer is officially here and you have 12 weeks to keep your family entertained and also be productive.Martha and Nellie are here to help as they share ideas on camps, volunteer work, where NOT to go to Vacation Bible School and even Malaria…
Dee Simmons, Bravo TV’s “Momma Dee” visits the Bubble Lounge
May 30 • 30 min
This week we talk to Dee Simmons, Bravo TV’s “Momma Dee”. In the Bravo series, The Real Housewives of Dallas, Momma Dee is a sassy southern lady who started two multi million dollar companies. She tells us about her childhood, how she&nb…
How a The Peticolas family of the Park Cities created the number one beer in Texas
May 23 • 24 min
Meet your nationally known beer brewing neighbors this week on The Bubble Lounge! Michael and Melissa Peticolas of Peticolas Brewing Company, join us to talk about all things beer. We find out what it takes to operate a brewery in Texas,…
Everything you need to know BEFORE you send your child to summer camp
May 16 • 23 min
This week on The Bubble Lounge, we share tips on how to prepare your child (and yourself!) for summer camp. We talk about how to pick a camp that’s right for you, what to pack and what to expect when they return.
The music festival that takes DFW by a storm - KAABOO
May 9 • 25 min
Looking for something cool and different to do this weekend (May 10-12, 2019)? Then be sure to check out KAABOO Texas as it makes it’s Texas debut. In this episode, we talk with Staci McNicholas, SVP of Marketing for KAABOO. She gives u…
Ron Corning - Reveals funny moments from the news business and what he plans to do next
May 2 • 33 min
For 8 years Ron Corning engaged Dallas with his wit and charm as an anchor on Channel 8 (WFAA). In this special episode Ron shares humorous stories from behind the camera and including some of his most memorable gaffs on air. But that’s not all. Ron…
Dallas Society and Style - An interview with Will Kolb
Apr 25 • 29 min
Martha and Nellie sit down with ADVANCED STYLE DALLAS organizer, Will Kolb. They talk about how unique Dallas women are with their style and shares some hilarious stories of his experience in the fashion business.
What we need to do to keep our kids away from drugs - An interview with Michael Molthan, M2 The Rock
Apr 18 • 27 min
Michael Molthan has been arrested 27 times, spent several years in jail and is now a recovering drug and alcohol addict. He has turned his mess into a ministry by hosting a daily podcast where he discusses solutions to addiction, alcoholism and unma…
Ways to outlive yourself - an inspirational interview with Tara Storch
Apr 11 • 22 min
Let’s be honest, it’s uncomfortable talking about organ donation. But when you become an organ donor, you are literally signing up to save the lives of others.On this episode, we interview Tara Storch, president of Outlive …
Clear the mental clutter and get out of your comfort zone - an interview with Tiffany Hendra
Apr 4 • 30 min
This week on The Bubble Lounge we talk to Tiffany Hendra and find out how she was able to turn her life around from Hollywood excesses to happiness and purpose in helping women find their calling.
The ultimate survival guide to sorority recruitment
Mar 28 • 28 min
The ultimate survival guide to sorority recruitment
Interview with Kim Gatlin, author of Good Christian B!#@hes
Mar 21 • 29 min
Interview with Kim Gatlin, author of Good Christian Bitches
Spring break survival tips
Mar 7 • 24 min
Martha and Nellie share tips on how to save money on travel, ideas for a staycation and even how to fake a vacation!
D’Andra Simmons from the Real Housewives of Dallas
Feb 28 • 26 min
D’Andra Simmons from the Real Housewives of Dallas
An interview with Sarah B Smith, author of Broken Beauty
Feb 21 • 24 min
Interview with Sarah B Smith
A man’s perspective on how to have the best Valentine’s Day ever!
Feb 12 • 25 min
A Valentine’s Day Special Episode of The Bubble Lounge
Love tips from a love expert - Jennifer Styers
Feb 7 • 30 min
Dating and relationship advice from Jennifer Styers
You won’t believe what they are doing at the UP Public Library! It’s not as boring as you think.
Jan 31 • 21 min
UP Public Library
Tennis Competitors of Dallas - It takes A lot of balls to play with these women
Jan 24 • 27 min
In today’s episode Martha and Nellie talk with tennis coach, Chris Molina from Royal Oaks Country Club. She coaches Nellie and has been involved with TCD for over 25 years. She talks about how much the organization has changed over time …
Want to be healthy in 2019? Then listen in as health and wellness expert reveals how.
Jan 17 • 16 min
Health and Wellness Advice for 2019
A look back on the best and worst of 2018 in the Park Cities.
Dec 31, 2018 • 24 min
Martha and Nellie share their reflections on the best and worst events of 2018 - from crazy trips that did not turn out as planned to their hopes and goals for 2019.
Confessions of HP Football Moms
Dec 20, 2018 • 24 min
What it takes to raise a son in the HP Football program
10 ways to keep your family entertained during the holiday break
Dec 14, 2018 • 23 min
Christmas event ideas
How to get into the Holiday spirit
Dec 6, 2018 • 23 min
How to get into the Holiday spirit in the Park Cities
How to create the perfect Christmas card
Nov 29, 2018 • 19 min
How to create the perfect Christmas card
How to survive Thanksgiving in the Park Cities
Nov 20, 2018 • 22 min
Thanksgiving in the Park Cities
Is Royal Blue Grocery worth the money?
Nov 15, 2018 • 18 min
A lot of people complained when Royal Blue Grocery took over the old Tom Thumb space in Highland Park Village. After all, why did we need to replace our neighborhood grocery store with a super expensive alternative? But if you have not had a chance …
Raising a special needs child in the Park Cities
Nov 8, 2018 • 15 min
Raising a special needs child in the Park Cities
Is your husband sporting the Dad Bod?
Nov 1, 2018 • 17 min
In this episode, we take a deep dive into explaining the Dad Bod phenomenon. Martha and Nellie discuss it all, providing humorous commentary on all the different variations you see in men, and of course, the best places to visit to beef them up….
Amazing Halloween ideas for you and your family
Oct 17, 2018 • 23 min
Amazing Halloween ideas for you and your family