Jan 23 2013

Hey Good Mom!

If you've ever felt judged by another Mom, this blog post I read today is a beautiful reminder that we need to extend grace to one another. Thanks for the insight, Megan Gahan.

hey good mom . . . .

you're a good mom if you say 'heck YES' to the epidural

you're a good mom if you go without

you're a good mom if cans of formula line your cupboards

you're a good mom if you're fussing with nursing covers and praying you don't flash anyone

you're a good mom if your babe wails at bedtime

you're a good mom if you rock your little one until they drift off

you're a good mom if you go organic

you're a good mom if you go kraft dinner

you're a good mom if you spank

you're a good mom if you prefer the time out

you're a good mom if you're working a corporate gig

you're a good mom if you're a domestic engineer

you're a good mom if you read every parenting book under the sun

you're a good mom if you only read people

you're a good mom if you've got your third load of laundry churning away as you read this

you're a good mom if you can't recall the color of your floors

is your little love happy?


loved unconditionally?

then guess what?

you,  my friend, are a good mom

and, chances are, so are all those mommies around you

so let go of your judgements

your personal preferences

and give yourself

and those around you

a bit of grace today

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Jan 21 2013

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, we honor the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr and his legacy. We shared a couple of our favorite statements from him on the show today:

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."


"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. THERE IS SOME GOOD IN THE WORST OF US AND SOME EVIL IN THE BEST OF US. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies."

May we learn these lessons well.

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Jan 19 2013

Heard on air

If your kids are begging for a puppy, don't expect Facebook to help you out! "Two Girls and a Puppy" shows us the power of social media! The girls were told that they could get a puppy if their Facebook post got 1 million "likes." I'm sure Dad thought he was in the clear! What happened? It only took 7 hours to reach their goal! Way to go, Girls!

Got an old painting hanging around the house? It could be worth a fortune!

Tired of being set up on "blind dates by family members and friends?" There's an app for that!

If you're a fan of grilled cheese sandwiches but want a bit of variety, we've got some help for you.

Are only children doomed to be selfish? Some people are saying so.

Two girls know the Golden Rule and have seen it demonstrated recently by the return of their lost homemade rule book.




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Heart Healthy Valentine's Day and Brownies Recipe!
Feb 12 2010

Heart Healthy Valentine's Day and Brownies Recipe!

Heart Healthy Valentines February is National Heart Month, so let’s be good to our hearts this Valentine’s day.

Gluten Free Chocolate Raspberry Brownies 139 calories, 25 g Carbs, 3 g Protein, 5 g fat (per 3 oz. brownie!!) Get the recipe by clicking this link!


Christine’s suggestions for a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day Dinner

1) Lean protein such as grilled beef tenderloin (the leanest cut of beef).

2) Quinoa with artichoke hearts and fresh parsley. Quinoa is a staple of the ancient Incas and means “the mother grain”. It’s high in iron and loaded with fiber (4 gm per ½ cup).

3) A small glass of seltzer water with a splash of pomegranate juice and twist of lime. This is better for you than diet soda or champagne and much more romantic looking to the eye when poured into a wine or champagne glass.

4) Chocolate raspberry brownies. These are my newest creation and are beyond blissful…they are chewy, gooey, chocolately with a unique burst of tart raspberry…so unique and heart healthy.

Comments (8) -

1/26/2010 6:33:01 AM
Sam United States
1/26/2010 7:26:55 AM
Ronda Moyer United States
Ronda Moyer
For our anniversary one year my husband wrote a song for me as a gift and I love the song to this day.  Even though it wasn't for Valentines Day it was a romantic thing to do.  He dosen't think that his singing voice is good (I do) but I guess that I think whatever he does is good.  What I'm trying to say is even if you can't sing write out your feelings for the one you love and and try to put them to music by using a guitar or even just back-ground music from any song. I still the song Rob wrote for me 20+years ago.  You don't have to be a song writer or a good singer to tell someone how much you love them in a song.  
1/26/2010 2:37:07 PM
Gwen United States
Sorry, I can't find the recipe for the brownies!
1/26/2010 2:39:31 PM
Carol Weilage United States
Carol  Weilage
How do I get the brownie recipe?
1/26/2010 2:43:12 PM
Renee United States
  These brownies look and sound wonderful but I can not find the recipe either.
1/26/2010 2:47:20 PM
Susan United States
The recipe is on christineavanti.comSmile
1/27/2010 12:52:22 PM
John United States
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm that is GOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4/12/2010 12:26:11 AM
Magnus Norway
Thank you so much for this recipe! Too bad we do not have some of the ingredients available but I'll have to find a way to make these brownies. Yum!
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