The Bubble Lounge

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

Introducing Dallas’ own TikTok doc - Dr. Tiffany Moon, M.D.
Aug 6 • 23 min
It’s easy to dismiss TikTok as something for the kids. But did you know Dallas has its own TikTok doctor and she’s joining us on The Bubble Lounge!Dr. Tiffany Moon is an accomplished doctor, professor, mother of two sets of twins, a hard-core…
Sports and the State Fair with Chris Yates and Amber Fletcher
Jul 30 • 21 min
There is so much uncertainty this fall with school, sports and events getting postponed or canceled. To help us navigate this unpredictable time, we brought in Park Cities father of four, Chris Yates and Amber Fletcher of Fletcher’s Corny Dogs. We’re…
How this Park Cities mom pivoted during the pandemic with Kathy Fielder
Jul 16 • 10 min
Kathy Fielder is a remarkable Park Cities mom. She does it all from lifestyle blogger, style maven, business owner and mother of two. But like so many, Kathy’s businesses were hit by the pandemic and she had to make a tough decision to keep her…
What’s happening in the news with Ron Corning and Mitch West
Jun 24 • 25 min
Joining us today is Ron Corning, host of the popular podcast, Morning After, who also holds the title of the longest-running Bubble Lounge guest with four appearances and first-time guest, Mitch West, Regional Director of Sales at Next Star Media.This…
Park Cities 4th of July - the celebration will go on!
Jun 18 • 9 min
July 4th is one of the most anticipated events in the Park Cities. Each year thousands of families line the streets to see decorated vehicles and floats in honor of showing love to our country. You see everything from government officials, to sports…
What dads really want for Father’s Day with Ryan Scripps & Scott Mallonee
Jun 17 • 17 min
In honor of Father’s Day, we invited Park Cities dads, Ryan Scripps and Scott Mallonee to join us. They share special memories of being a dad, how to have “the talk” with your kids and what dads really want for Father’s Day.
How The Family Place and Mimi’s Pizzeria are helping victims of family violence
Jun 11 • 17 min
Jetmir “Mimi” Ahmedi and Heather Street join us in The Bubble Lounge to discuss the partnership between Mimi’s Pizzeria and The Family Place. While many are experiencing a glimmer of hope with the shelter-in-place order expiring and businesses beginning…
Protests and the Park Cities
Jun 8 • 16 min
There has been so much going on this year and over the past week history is being made with protests across the world. Today we talk about the importance of this time, how you can talk to your kids about it and what we can all learn.
Not even a pandemic can stop the Highland Park PTA
May 28 • 25 min
Highland Park High School PTA President, Melissa Rieman, and Sr. Activities Co-chair, Kandi Tanner, join us on this episode. They share how a group of parents have worked together to create a very memorable end of high school experience for the Class of…
Everything you need to know about dining out in the Park Cities
May 21 • 25 min
Big news was announced this week in Texas by Governor Abbott. Starting May 22, restaurants will be able to go from 25% to 50% occupancy and bars can now open with 25% occupancy. But what does that mean for you and your family? To help answer our…
Masking problems in the Park Cities
May 14 • 21 min
The topic of face masks in the Park Cities has been so big this week that it’s made national news not once, but twice. Between Hillstone Restaurant Group forbidding their employees to wear masks to work to the man who made verbal threats to employees…
Mother’s Day Guide 2020
May 5 • 16 min
Mother’s Day is a special day to show your mother appreciation for all that she does for you. As with all special occasions, the coronavirus is having an effect on Mother’s Day and we are all figuring out ways to make the day special while also keeping…
CBS Survivor finalist, Missy Payne teaches us the skills to survive quarantine
May 1 • 27 min
Every one of us is learning how to survive quarantine and adapt to new norms and adjust to not having the freedoms we are used to. In this episode, we talk to the ultimate survivor, Missy Payne, CBS reality show Survivor, Season 29 Blood vs. Water…
Christine McKenny - Everything you need to know about buying and selling a home during the pandemic
Apr 27 • 25 min
In this episode, we talk to Christine McKenny of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, who will tell you everything you need to know about buying and selling a home during the pandemic. She’s going to talk to us about the ever-changing real estate market…
How to make your stay at home life festive
Apr 23 • 34 min
In this interview we talk to Brenda Schoenfeld of Brenda Schoenfeld Now and Eric Sigmund, COO of Reddy Vineyards.Brenda will show us how to make our table beautiful and make this unusual time at home with our family special. While Eric will introduce us…
Staying socially connected while social distancing - Dr. Melanie Mills
Apr 17 • 25 min
Today we’re talking about staying socially connected while we’re social distancing with Dr. Melanie Ross Mills. Dr. Mills shares so many positive stories and insights that will make you laugh while helping you stay centered.
What you need to know about homeschooling during Shelter In Place
Apr 13 • 22 min
Erika Hultsman of PCPH Tutors, joins us today on her birthday!She addresses the concerns many parents have about home schooling. Erika is a teacher & professional tutor in the Bubble and her insights will help you understand the best ways to manage…
Hollywood - how the show will go on during quarantine
Apr 13 • 23 min
Joining us from beautiful snow-covered Minnesota are Andy and Kristen Gura Fickman who between the two of them have done it all in Hollywood including producing, directing, acting and writing. We talk about what it was like for Andy to be in the middle…
Churches are closed but Christ isn’t quarantined!
Apr 13 • 27 min
Churches are closed but Christ isn’t quarantined!Unlike every other event, Holy Week is not canceled, however, it will look very different this year due to Shelter in Place. Today we invited Reverend Dr. Chris Girata, Rector of Saint Michael and All…
The Bubble Lounge visits Bar Charles for a virtual happy hour
Apr 9 • 25 min
Chas Martin from Bar Charles joins Martha & Nellie for a Formal Friday Happy Hour. From the intricacies of Italian wine to how to spice up a so-so Italian dish, Chas brings fun and food tips that will bring a smile to your face.THIS EPISODE IS A…
What every HP mom needs to know about home schooling during ShelterInPlace
Apr 8 • 22 min
Erika Hultsman of PCPH Tutors, joins us today on her birthday to share what you need to know about Home Schooling during the lockdown!THIS IS A REBROADCAST from a Facebook Live event. Please follow our page at to…
What every Park Cities family must know about COVID-19 testing
Apr 3 • 24 min
Dr. Nick Karr, MD, founder of Sinai Urgent Care in Snider Plaza joins the Bubble Lounge to talk about how they are handling COVID-19 testing and what you should know about staying safe in the Bubble.This episode is a rebroadcast from our Facebook Live…
Quarantine and Tiger King - rebroadcast from Facebook LIVE Event
Mar 30 • 26 min
Martha & Nellie are still in quarantine but that doesn’t keep them from providing commentary on what’s going on. From Tiger King to phone stealing bandits to Nellie’s deep desire to go to a restaurant - even if it’s not open - this episode will keep…
The Bubble Lounge in Lockdown - rebroadcast from Facebook LIVE Event
Mar 27 • 27 min
Like most people in Dallas, Martha & Nellie are staying home. But that does not mean the show is on hold. In fact, they are going one step further.This episode is an audio-only broadcast of a Facebook LIVE video. Please join us at…
Champagne party on wheels is the latest party accessory in Dallas
Mar 12 • 26 min
After working in the dental field for many years, Dawn McKee decided to pursue something a little more fun, proving it’s never too late to start a new career that you love.Dawn discovered Bubble Tap Trailer and knew immediately it was the perfect party…
Park Cities mom goes from sorority girl to spy for the CIA
Mar 5 • 30 min
Imagine doing pit maneuvers, watching al-Qaeda members with drones as President Bush looked over your shoulder, negotiating with terrorists and going on covert operations via the trunk of a car in a foreign country.In today’s episode, we introduce you…
MR. DONAVAN LIVE - Secrets to raising confident kids
Feb 27 • 37 min
In this episode, we talk about “Secrets to Raising Confident Kids” with one of Dallas’ most sought after experts in child development, MR. DONAVAN!MR. DONAVAN has over 30 years of experience working with children of all ages and is known as the “Child…
Inspiring local women who started successful companies
Feb 20 • 28 min
Have you ever had a great idea and wanted to turn it into your own business? A lot of women have, however, feel intimidated, leave these great ideas behind and never pursue their dreams. We’re here to tell you it’s never too late and we want to…
Special edition - Behind the scenes of the Oscars
Feb 18 • 22 min
Have you ever wanted a behind the scenes look at the Academy Awards? Well, Nellie has recently returned from the Oscars with a full report. She shares what it’s like to be in attendance - from the kitchen to the red carpet.Plus, Nellie and Martha…
Dr. Melanie Ross Mills - Female friendships
Feb 13 • 27 min
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we invited Dr. Melanie Ross Mills, author, speaker, friendship expert and podcast host. Dr. Mel fills us in on her own personal friendship issues, why it’s important for women to celebrate their friendships and how to…
Kidd Kraddick’s legacy lives on with help from TONI&GUY
Feb 6 • 25 min
Kidd Kraddick and TONI&GUY are two names most people in Dallas know very well. One was a dearly loved radio personality who left a legacy of creating beautiful memories for families of children with life-altering or life-threatening conditions. …
Alto CEO, Will Coleman - how his crazy idea changed our expectations for ride share
Jan 30 • 26 min
A little over one year ago, Will Coleman and his friend (and Park Cities mom!), Alex Halbardier, launched Alto and redefined ride sharing as we know it. In this episode, we sit down with Will and find out how he feels about his start-up after one year…
Are you in the know of what’s new in and around the Park Cities?
Jan 23 • 23 min
What does Dolph Lundgren, Nellie and a hotel that rents rooms by the hour in Thailand have to do with our neighborhood? Listen to this week’s episode to find out!There have been a lot of changes in and around the Park Cities and we have the details and…
How Nancy and Ryan Scripps run a successful family business
Jan 16 • 26 min
This week we talk with Nancy and Ryan Scripps, owners of Texadelphia in Old Town. They’re going to tell us how they get through the long, stressful days of running a restaurant together as a married couple with two kids. Starting a business can pose…
The Body Lounge Park Cities helps us get healthy in 2020
Jan 9 • 32 min
Are you ready to look great and get healthy in 2020? The Bubble Lounge is here for you! This week we talk with Dr. Ed Le Cara and Copper Dallas, owners of The Body Lounge, Park Cities.They will offer advice, tips and the tools to be successful in our…
You won’t believe what these teens are doing in Highland Park Village
Dec 19, 2019 • 23 min
Have you seen a group of teens at Royal Blue Grocery selling mistletoe and wondered what they were up to? Well, we have the scoop and you won’t believe what they have accomplished.In this episode, we interview the #MistleCrew who started the Jingle Bell…
Holiday stress - why does it happen?
Dec 11, 2019 • 28 min
Warning: We cover many aspects of the holidays, so you should wait until your younger children aren’t around to listen!We decided to add some testosterone to the show today and asked our producer, Sean, to join us to give a manly perspective on the…
What you need to know about eating disorders and how they can affect your teen
Dec 3, 2019 • 26 min
Did you know eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness with the death rate of anorexia nervosa being 12 times higher than the rate associated with all causes of death of females 15-24 years old?In this episode, we talk with…
Your cheat sheet to surviving Thanksgiving
Nov 26, 2019 • 25 min
It’s time for Thanksgiving and that means family, friends and food. In this episode, we share our thoughts on turducken, canned cranberries and minced meat pie. We’ll also help you with ideas on what to serve, how to keep your guests entertained and…
How to look great in photos everytime with Sarah Blaze Photography
Nov 19, 2019 • 28 min
Everyone wants professional photos these days. Whether you need them for your business, family photos, graduation pictures or just your own social media account. We brought in Sarah Blaze who is a 3rd generation Highland Park graduate and a very…
LIVE from Cattle Baron’s Ball
Nov 12, 2019 • 35 min
LIVE from Cattle Baron’s Ball 2019 - behind the scenes interviews with the rich & famous & the volunteers that make it happen.Join Nellie and Martha as they talk to everyone from Jean Prejean of My Sweet Charity, Dallas newscaster, Ron Corning…
The essential guide to Halloween in the Park Cities - 2019
Oct 29, 2019 • 20 min
Exactly one year ago, Nellie and Martha started the Bubble Lounge podcast with their very first episode. Today’s episode marks the 50th episode, Halloween the Re-boot!We are going back to where it all started and sharing our favorite things to do, what…
How to get accepted into college - with Diane Wilcox of Wings to Soar
Oct 22, 2019 • 29 min
Applying to and getting accepted into college is an intense and stressful experience for students and their families. There is so much to know about the requirements for getting into college—from getting good grades, writing the perfect essay and taking…
Insider tips for one of Dallas’ most phenominal parties - The 46th Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball
Oct 15, 2019 • 24 min
This Saturday, October 19, the 46th Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball will take place.The Cattle Baron’s Ball is the world’s largest single night event fundraiser for American Cancer Society research programs, with more than $81 million distributed in North…
Homecoming - tips for a fun and stress-free HOCO
Oct 8, 2019 • 18 min
This weekend is Highland Park High School’s Homecoming, so of course we wanted to do an episode about it! As moms of freshman going though it for the first time has been eye opening. Saying a lot has changed since we were in high school is an…
Labor and Delivery with Dr. Stephanie Byerly, M.D.
Oct 2, 2019 • 26 min
Not knowing what to expect during labor and delivery can be scary. There are lots of books about pregnancy, however, most people don’t talk about labor and delivery. This week we bring you Dr. Stephanie Byerly, M.D. at UT Southwestern Medical Center. …
State Fair tips and tricks from a Corny Dog Heiress!
Sep 26, 2019 • 22 min
The State Fair of Texas opens tomorrow and we couldn’t be more excited! Today Amber Fletcher of the world famous Fletcher Corny Dogs joins us and shares lots of great ways to save money and see more at the fair. In this interview, Amber also shares…
How this Park Cities mom is drastically changing the way we get around Big D
Sep 19, 2019 • 28 min
Alex Halbardier left a promising corporate career to pursue what many would call a crazy idea - create a company that could fundamentally change the multi-billion dollar rideshare industry.But if you have ever ridden in an Alto - the luxury ridesharing…
Keana Meyer talks to us about the 35th Annual Care Breakfast
Sep 12, 2019 • 20 min
Joining us today is Keana Meyer, event co-chair and Park Cities mom, to talk about the 35th Annual CARE Breakfast on September 23 at the Dallas Country Club. CARE Dallas is a valuable community organization that provides education for families…
Crimes in the Park Cities and what we can do to prevent them
Sep 5, 2019 • 19 min
Although we live in a very safe neighborhood, crime can happen anywhere. Martha and Nellie address some of the crimes that happen in the Park Cities as well as how we can prevent them.The Bubble Lounge Podcast is sponsored by Kathy Wall State Farm…
Celebrity sightings and pompous customers - what it’s really like to work at Neiman Marcus
Aug 29, 2019 • 26 min
From the extravagant gifts in their Christmas catalog to their high profile clientele, Neiman Marcus has defined luxury the world over.But beyond the glitz and glamour, there is another side of Neiman Marcus that very few know about. In this episode,…
Got the Back to School Blues? The Bubble Lounge is here for you!
Aug 22, 2019 • 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 wide range of…
The Body Lounge visits the Bubble Lounge!
Aug 15, 2019 • 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 optimize your…
Art, the cheapest therapy in town - with Tori Pendergrass, owner of Kid Art and Pigment
Aug 8, 2019 • 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 Art…
Stacy Kelly and Mike White of HPISD tell us what every Park Cities family must know about school funding
Aug 1, 2019 • 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, they…
How to keep your family financially protected with Kathy Wall
Jul 25, 2019 • 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 storm we…
Mr. Gonzales from UP Elementary - superintendent, ghost buster and bartender!
Jul 18, 2019 • 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 no better word…
7 Things to do outside of “The Bubble” with Cynthia Smoot
Jul 11, 2019 • 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 to Dallas” where she covers Dallas’ hottest events and coolest people!In this episode, Cynthia…
Newcomers guide to the Park Cities - how to get involved and make friends!
Jun 27, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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 fun. And he…
How to have a fun and productive summer
Jun 6, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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 married the man…
How The Peticolas family created the number one beer in Texas
May 23, 2019 • 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, what it’s like…
Everything you need to know BEFORE you send your child to summer camp
May 16, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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 us the low down on…
Ron Corning - Reveals funny moments from the news business and what he plans to do next
May 2, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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…
Ways to outlive yourself - an inspirational interview with Tara Storch
Apr 11, 2019 • 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 Yourself Foundation. She tells…
Clear the mental clutter and get out of your comfort zone - an interview with Tiffany Hendra
Apr 4, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 28 min
The ultimate survival guide to sorority recruitment
Interview with Kim Gatlin, author of Good Christian B!#@hes
Mar 21, 2019 • 29 min
Interview with Kim Gatlin, author of Good Christian Bitches
Spring break survival tips
Mar 7, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 26 min
D’Andra Simmons from the Real Housewives of Dallas
An interview with Sarah B Smith, author of Broken Beauty
Feb 21, 2019 • 24 min
Interview with Sarah B Smith
A man’s perspective on how to have the best Valentine’s Day ever!
Feb 12, 2019 • 25 min
A Valentine’s Day Special Episode of The Bubble Lounge
Love, how to find it and how to keep it - with Jennifer Styers
Feb 7, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 21 min
UP Public Library
Tennis Competitors of Dallas - It takes A lot of balls to play with these women
Jan 24, 2019 • 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 and what…
Want to be healthy in 2019? Then listen in as health and wellness expert reveals how.
Jan 17, 2019 • 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 to…
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