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    The Mommy Gamers Podcast Episode 178: Pickle Juice Slushies

    Carrie and Marcia are back this week with the cure to your craving for Pickle Juice Slushies. Kidding, they are absolutely confused as to why pickle juice slushies are trending right now. But the ladies are always here to cover those trending hot topics.

    Marcia celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with some traditional corned beef and cabbage, while the mostly Irish Carrie claims she prefers the other other white meat. You’ll have to listen to see what it is. The ladies argue a little bit over whose game is better, and there’s some odd chat about llamas. They also chat Lucifer, Star Wars and all the stuff about games, kids and life.

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    Regardless of how you watch, we’d love your feedback. Leave a review, click like on YouTube, drop us some comments to respond to. We’d love to interact with you more and we hope you are loving our show as much as we are loving creating it for you!

    You can find The Mommy Gamers on Twitter, and Carrie, and Marcia too! We’ve also got a Facebook page where you can find our content and some random gaming/parenting memes from time to time. Just do a quick search for The Mommy Gamers and you’re sure to find us…sometimes in some odd places.

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    The Mommy Gamers Podcast Episode 177: Of White Russians and Crunchy Doritos

    This week Marcia and Carrie bring some Doritos to the podcast to discuss the trending lady-like Doritos topic. As you’d expect they chomped down on their Doritos in the most non-ladylike fashion. Keeping with the junk food theme the ladies also chat about a nutritional study claiming pizza IS a healthy breakfast choice. Gaming talk covers Staxel, Super Lucky’s Tale, Halo 5 and a lot more.

    Listen to Episode 177 of The Mommy Gamers Podcast for that, and the story behind the white russian in the picture for this episode. Hint: It has to do with breast milk…again.

    If you missed the live stream recording of this episode here’s the video on YouTube:

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    You can find The Mommy Gamers on Twitter, and Carrie, and Marcia too! We’ve also got a Facebook page where you can find our content and some random gaming/parenting memes from time to time. Just do a quick search for The Mommy Gamers and you’re sure to find us…sometimes in some odd places.

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    The Mommy Gamers Podcast Episode 175: Baby Needs A Biscuit

    The Mommy Gamers Podcast Episode 175: Baby Needs A Biscuit

    Carrie and Marcia present to you the final podcast of 2017. We have enjoyed bringing you yet another year full of entertaining conversations about gaming, hot topics, television, movies, and butts. This week the ladies talk about the hot garbage mess that is PUBG on Xbox One, the Fortnite 50 vs 50 Battle Royale mode, Predator on Ghost Recon, and Star Wars Battlefront II. Marcia once again paid good money to check out the latest shenanigans from the folks at Cards Against Humanity, sharing some of their “Saves America” campaign. Carrie gets to say “I told you so” about Lucifer, with only minimal spoilers (you’ve been warned).

    You all asked some great questions this week too! Please do that again and enjoy the show! We are now including the YouTube version of the Twitch live stream in these posts, as well as the audio version at the bottom of the post. Of course you can still find the show on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music and now…SPOTIFY!!

    We’d Love to Hear From You!

    Regardless of how you watch, we’d love your feedback. Leave a review, click like on YouTube, drop us some comments to respond to. We’d love to interact with you more and we hope you are loving our show as much as we are loving creating it for you! You can find The Mommy Gamers on Twitter, and Carrie, and Marcia too! We’ve also got a Facebook page where you can find our content and some random gaming/parenting memes from time to time. Just do a quick search for The Mommy Gamers and you’re sure to find us…sometimes in some odd places.

    Catch our next podcast live on Twitch! twitch.tv/themommygamers You can subscribe to our Twitch channel for free by linking up your Amazon Prime with Twitch, or sign up for Amazon Prime, support the stream and get some great game perks! Details are in the image above. 

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    The Mommy Gamers Podcast Episode 174: The Twitch Stream Strikes Back

    The Mommy Gamers Podcast Episode 174 The Twitch Stream Strikes Back

    After a nearly two year hiatus, The Mommy Gamers Podcast is back on Twitch for a live recorded show. Carrie and Marcia brush the dust off their cameras and kick things off with a little getting to know you session. Game chat this week was pretty lively as Carrie had some downtime thanks to a nasty case of mastitis. She played ELEX, Turing Test, and Cuphead. Marcia actually gave Destiny 2 a chance, but is still obsessed with Fortnite, and went off on some rant about eating a bush. We’re convinced she’s finally lost her mind completely.

    The ladies reminisce about Supermarket Sweep, which is apparently making a comeback. They also try to sort out whether or not they think the Amazon Key Service, allowing delivery drivers to leave packages inside your home, is a good thing or a straight up “NOPE”.

    The ladies also talk TV & Movies, covering Lucifer, Orville, Baby Drive and much more. The question and answer segment of this episode was one of our best in a very long time thanks to our live audience. Questions such as: What games are you looking forward to, if you binge watch Stranger Things over three days will you die, and a long conversation about craw fish etouffe round off this lively podcast quite nicely!

    Carrie’s new baby was clearly the star of the show, and you can listen to the podcast using the link below as usual, or watch the live stream we included in this post.

    We’d Love to Hear From You!

    Regardless of how you watch, we’d love your feedback. Leave a review, click like on YouTube, drop us some comments to respond to. We’d love to interact with you more and we hope you are loving our show as much as we are loving creating it for you! You can find The Mommy Gamers on Twitter, and Carrie, and Marcia too! We’ve also got a Facebook page where you can find our content and some random gaming/parenting memes from time to time. Just do a quick search for The Mommy Gamers and you’re sure to find us…sometimes in some odd places.

     

    Catch our next podcast live on Twitch! twitch.tv/themommygamers You can subscribe to our Twitch channel for free by linking up your Amazon Prime with Twitch, or sign up for Amazon Prime, support the stream and get some great game perks! Details are in the image above. 

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    A Close Encounter with the Hello Kitty Food Truck…Part Two

    If you follow The Mommy Gamers, you may know that in April 2016 I sought out the Hello Kitty food truck in vain hopes of scoring cute snacks. Unfortunately, the truck was woefully equipped to deal with Chicagoland enthusiasm for adorable Japanese nonsense, and I failed. I get did a mug and a T-shirt (it should’ve said “I visited the Hello Kitty Cafe and all I got was…”).

    This year, the Hello Kitty Cafe came closer to me – specifically, to a mall about 10 minutes from my house. Now, I know this mall. My kid did Gymboree in this mall every week from age 1-3. I do about 90 percent of my retail therapy here. I buy all my books at the Barnes & Noble. I get my Nespresso refills here. Until recently when it closed, I got my regular chocolate Godiva reward here (a free truffle every month!). I occasionally get together with my girlfriends and my book club here.

    Yes, there is a young girl sitting behind the menu. I hope she got some good treats!

    Just last week I made my houseguest from Kansas go visit so she could bring me some Nando’s Peri-Peri. Oh, I also get my hair cut here. And when I have giant stress knots in my shoulder from livin’ the glamorous freelance writer lifestyle, I go to the Mario Tricoci in this mall so someone can (attempt to) knead them out.

    This is a definite advantage when scoping out Hello Kitty food trucks. When I heard it was going to be by the L.L. Bean, I knew exactly where to park when everyone else was complaining about no parking. So I arrived right at 10:30 and got into line immediately. I know this place so well I could tell without even looking that my wait would be shorter than last year.

    This year I was somewhat more prepared, although I still didn’t bring any sunblock (it’s October in the Chicago area, who knew – and it looked cloudy when I went to Zumba that morning). I also forgot a snack. I had a giant book. The fourth in the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, to be exact, which I’m re-reading for an online book club. I had a water bottle because my kid was in Orlando riding Space Mountain without me, so he could not make a tea run. I had my workout bag, with a wrap inside in case it got cold.

    The people behind me clearly didn’t know what they were getting into. They’d just come from a dance class, following a slumber party that was making their two little girls very grumpy because they’d stayed up so late. After I told them about my four hours in line last year, they decided their kids wouldn’t be able to stay a half hour, let alone four, and left.

    The people ahead of me were a bit more knowledgeable, and had done this the previous year as well. Nevertheless, they disappeared somewhere between my arrival and the front of the line, and I ended up talking to a nice group of three people – one of whom had the exact same name as me.

    We all took lots of pictures and selfies. The point where you get to the menu sign is A Big Deal. Kids are running around, people are refreshing their pals in line with Starbucks coffees (there’s one right near where the truck was parked) and snacks (ironic, right?), and we’re getting to know our neighbors.

    Actually, come to think of it, when I stood in line to see Hillary Clinton this past Monday at a local bookstore, it was basically the same thing except that Peet’s Coffee came by every so often to offer free samples of cookies and brownies. Now that would have been a good marketing ploy for someone at the mall.

    Apparently I like standing in lines in order to spend money on stuff. Capitalism loves me.

    Anyway, it really didn’t feel that long before I got to the front, where all of us took pictures of the Hello Kitty truck’s tires – well, they were decorated with images of bows! It felt like a triumph, especially when the only thing they’d run out of were the small thermal water bottles (18 ounces). Everyone takes longer than they should at the front because they’re deciding, once they actually see the product in the window. Today, they were selling handmade bow headbands that were not listed on the menu.

    Sadly, I was assuming the t-shirts and mugs would be like last years, and they weren’t. So of course I had to buy one of everything. Although I never wore my t-shirt from last year, so I was able to resist that.

    Here’s a picture of my haul:

    A Quick Review

    So, I finally got to try the food. Actually, it’s pretty good. I don’t eat macarons that often so I’m not sure how they compare to the regular stuff, but they were pretty, tasty, and sweet, and you could even tell what the flavors were supposed to be. The mini-cakes were denser than I expected, rich and flavorful. The cookies – whoa, I forgot about the cookies! I know what I’m having for lunch…

    I bought a freaking $36 thermal mug! But it’s totally cute and I’m just going to put it somewhere prominent in my house and stare at it with adoration from time to time. And the regular mug, with the bow handle, is going to hold lots of chai tea this winter.

    Was it worth the money and effort? Well, I guess it depends on your point of view. I had been in Chinatown just the day before, and if all I’d wanted was cute Hello Kitty stuff I could have gotten it there at a fraction of the price. The best part of doing the Hello Kitty Cafe, I’ve learned, is the experience. Being there with other geeky people who are willing to stand in line for the privilege of buying overpriced merch is most of the fun.

    No, I don’t regret it. Yes, I’ll probably do it again. Yes, I’m probably a bit crazy. But if you’re not willing to do it, too – or at least laugh with me about my doing it and bring me lattes while I wait – you’re really not my people anyway.

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    The Mommy Gamers Podcast Episode 173: Robert’s Special Sauce

    The Mommy Gamers Podcast Episode 173 Robert's Special Sauce McDonald's Szechuan Sauce Robert Workman Gaming Mommies Mom Gamer

     

    By now you’ve probably heard at least a little something about the whole Rick and Morty Szechuan Sauce McDonald’s thing. One of our favorite people ever, Robert Workman aka TheDCD, has been a pretty major player in the recent media hype about this coveted sauce…and we loved him before he became sauce famous. Carrie, Marcia, and Robert talk about how Robert’s sauce journey has changed him (just kidding…he’s still the same awesome guy he’s always been) and they talk the usual games, movies, butts, and more.

    You can check out Robert Workman and his articles on RetroZap.com, Comicbook.com, and on Twitter @TheDCD

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    Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Giveaway PS4

    All hail the benevolent JaxFather

    The Mommy Gamers Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Giveaway

     

    The JaxFather got one too many copies of Tomb Raider for his birthday and said, “Here, give this away on your site or something.” So we are giving away one unopened copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration for Play Station 4. We will also toss in a couple Mommy Gamers stickers and buttons in the hopes you will tell all your friends how awesome we are. If you’re not sure who the JaxFather is, that’s okay too. You may not have heard of The Mommy Gamers yet or our community…and lets be honest…that’s usually half the point of hosting a giveaway right? Already know who we are? Wonderful, you get a bunch of instant entries into the giveaway.

    New to our site?

    Hi! Super happy you found us, even if it was only to possibly win some free stuff.

    I’m Marcia aka JaXboxChick and the JaxFather I mentioned is my Dad. The JaxFather LOVES Tomb Raider, always has, and he is a big supporter of everything we do. He’s even listened to every single podcast episode we have recorded over the past five years. Our two main podcast host are myself, and Carrie Bland, and we have epic guest host join us for each show. You can listen to our podcast for free on iHeart RadioGoogle Play MusiciTunes and Stitcher

    Entries into this giveaway will introduce you to The Mommy Gamers on all the things. We have a YouTube channel where we post our podcasts, silly Twitch clips, video game reviews and more. You’ll get bonus entries for hitting the subscribe button on YouTube and hopefully you find some content you enjoy!

    I’ve also been showcasing games I love over at Twitch.tv/themommygamers for our Twitch community of more than 4,500 gamers and counting. Twitch followers get an easy entry and Twitch subscribers will always get bonus entries into any of our giveaways.

    OMG Jax you talk too much just let me enter the giveaway

    Okay fine. Now that I am done shamelessly promoting The Mommy Gamers here are the ways to enter this giveaway.

    TheMommyGamers Rise of the Tomb Raider for PS4 Giveaway

    Please note this is a physical copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration on the PS4. So we will mail the prize to you as soon as the winner gives their address. This post also includes an affiliate link. Any purchases you make on Amazon using that link will help us build our website and community even more. Thanks!

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    The Mommy Gamers Podcast Episode 167: Nipple Lipstick

    The Mommy Gamers Podcast Episode 167 Nipple Lipstick


    You know it’s going to be a good show when we can center the whole episode around the words Nipple Lipstick. In Episode 167 of The Mommy Gamers Podcast Marcia played around with new games Little Nightmares and Birthdays the Beginning. Carrie watched the movie Get Out and on an unrelated to the movie note, has decided she wants to try oil pulling. Desirai chats about the Mother’s Day Apple watch activity challenge, and derails the whole podcast with a bright idea revolving around nipple/lip color.

    You’re just going to have to listen to figure out what that means. We’re not sure what kind of internet list we might end up on for typing that one out.

    The ladies also chat about Guardians of the Galaxy 2, season 2 of 13 Reasons Why, and so much more.

    Would you like to support the show and help us continue to keep getting bigger and better? Want to get a shoutout on the next show? Earn exclusive rewards, such as being the FIRST to listen to each new podcast episode, by becoming a patron at Patreon.com/TheMommyGamers. We even take selfies before every episode and Desirai crafts those into a special adorable image just for our supporters.

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