Jul 23 2010

Baby, Baby

Producer KC and Jessica's baby girl is due August 6th!  KC's got that "Oh my, I'm about to be a daddy" glazed, giddy, nervous way about him these days.

Whether you're single or married, childless or the parent of many-- you have some wisdom to share.  You have a deep thought on what matters most, what thing has helped you the most, what you wish you "would have known back then."  Maybe it's an observation you've always wanted to share about parenting.  Maybe it's something someone told you many years ago.

Throw some wisdom KC's way in the comment section.  And in a few days, we'll print your comments and put them in Elliana Joy's baby book.

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Jul 22 2010

Wow, God - He Delivers

Did you hear the story about the Colorado family that ordered pizza, then the husband had a heart attack?  They called 911 and immediately the door bell rang.  It was the pizza.  Little did they know that pizza delivery guy Chris Weubben had recently moved to Denver and was delivery pizzas until he could find a job as a paramedic.  Chris administered CPR on George, who was in cardiac arrest.  Really, you've got to read the whole story from the ABC 7 in Denver here.

What timing.  What an amazing use of Chris' skill he learned as an Emergency Medical Technician with the Army in Iraq.  What if they had called a different pizza place?  What if Chris had been off that night?  What can you say but:  it seems like God.

Do you have a "Wow God" divine intervention story to share today?  You can leave it here in the comment section for all to read, or try to get on the show this morning at 800-900-1300.

He delivers:)


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Jul 22 2010

Oh, these Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Bethany’s Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes!

Thank you Bethany for making these cupcakes for Producer KC's shower.  Thank you for leaving the extras at my house!!!Laughing  And thanks for sharing this recipe and pretty picture, although, FYI, I won't be making them.  Instead I just want to be at your house whenever you make them.  Is that okay?  -Lisa

For the cupcake:  1 box Lemon Cake Mix

For the cupcake filling: 1 can Strawberry pie filling

1 jar Lemon pie filling

For the Glaze:

1 container frozen lemonade concentrate (thawed)

1 cup powdered sugar

For the Frosting: 1 jar Lemon Frosting

1 jar Strawberry Frosting

Directions Prepare, bake and cool the cupcakes according to package directions. After they’ve cooled, poke holes with a fork in the tops of the cupcakes. While the cupcakes are baking, puree the can of strawberry pie filling in a food processer or blender. Pour in the jar of lemon pie filling and blend the fillings together.

Also while the cupcakes are baking, mix together the lemonade concentrate and 1 cup powdered sugar until the sugar dissolves. Once the cupcakes have cooled, spoon the glaze over them. (I would recommend having something under your cooling rack to catch the runoff of the glaze.) Fill a decorating bag with the strawberry lemon filling. (Insert Bismarck tip 230 into the bag before you fill it with the filling.) Insert the tip in the top center of the cupcake and squeeze out a small amount of the strawberry lemon filling into the cupcake.

After all the cupcakes have been filled, you’re ready for the last step - frosting! Fill one decorating bag with the strawberry frosting and one decorating bag with the lemon frosting. I used tip 1M for both frostings. Pipe a spiral of the lemon frosting around the outer edge of the cupcake and pipe a second spiral of the strawberry frosting on the top center of the cupcake. (These flavors can be reversed. You can do strawberry on the outer edge and lemon in the middle.)

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Jul 20 2010

Manners with Michele Borba

"Hearts, like doors, will open with ease, if you learn to use these keys."

Weekly keys for your fridge:  saying thank you, saying please, saying excuse me.  Add a new one each week, while reinforcing the others.


The three "B's" to use when correcting bad manners (or for any discipline) :

1) Be brief

2) Be private

3) Be specific


For more, check out Michele's blog on manners.


You may have seen Dr. Michele Borba on the Today Show, Fox News or countless other TV shows. She's an award-winning author and international speaker on character education and social development of children. Michele joined us this morning and had some great insight into helping raise children. We look forward to having Michele join us on a regular basis - if you would like to know more about Michele and her books, click here.

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