Its Bike Month! We talk about tips on Biking and more!

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Today for Bike Month Eddie and Marcy talked about biking. The bike has been around since 1839 when Kirkpatrick Macmillan invented the first bike in 1839, and since then it has become the fasted form of human-powered transportation.  Biking is a popular hobby with many, so we shared tips about biking for both beginners and veteran bikers.  For the full list of tips click HERE!

We also got a chance to chat with bike expert Bill Dilts, who happens to be Eddie’s Dad!  If you’d like to listen to the interview click HERE!

Relive your stress by celebrating Drawing Day!

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Today on the show we talked about Drawing Day! Drawing Day reminds you that everything inside you is worthwhile and worthy to be shared with the world. It’s also there to bring much-needed appreciation and awareness to illustrators and artists. Anywhere you see a picture, from a business card to a beautiful mural on a painting, to every birthday card you’ve ever bought, an artist was designed in making it. The best way we can thank these creative souls is by picking up the pencil and making some noise for the lost and forgotten artists of the world, and maybe find a few more in the process.

See more about the day here!

We also shared some easy Art Therapy Tips to relieve your stress! See the entire list of ideas here!

One of the reasons that we are stressed is because most of us can never say no. We found an article on 3 ways to say “no” nicely. See the tips and tricks here!

We also shared some encouraging Bible verses about stress, and how God can relieve your stress because He gives you peace and comfort through His amazing power. See the link here!

Get Caught Reading: Tips To Start A Habit of Reading

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Today on The Morning Thing we also talked about how to cultivate a lifetime habit of reading, especially in a world where it easy to get distracted by other forms of media.

For the full article and all the tips, click HERE.

It’s Chocolate Chip Day! How will you celebrate?

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Is there anything that makes life better than chocolate? How about portable chocolate?

Today is Chocolate Chip Day – a day to celebrate this easy to transport around, versatile treat! Did you know that the chocolate chip was invented by an accident in the kitchen?

(from www.daysoftheyear.com)

History of Chocolate Chip Day

It all started at a little place you may recognize the name of, the Toll House Inn. Located in Whitman, Massachusetts, it just happens to be the home of that most favorite of cookies, the chocolate chip cookie. Ruth Graves Wakefield had originally planned on making a chocolate cookie, and decided to do so by throwing in chunks of a chocolate bar into it. In a happy accident, it turned out that the chocolate did not melt and mix with the rest of the cookie, but maintained its shape, filling the cookie with delicious little chocolate bits.

Thus was born the chocolate chip cookie, and the Toll House Cookie Company! From that day forward there have been new forms of chocolate chip added, white chocolate chip, mint chocolate, milk chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, even dark chocolate! All of these varieties being added to delicious new recipes to create fantastic new treats for you to enjoy!

But it didn’t immediately go from chocolate bar to chocolate chip, there was a little innovation that happened in between first. Based off of the success of the cookies she made, Nestle agreed to add Ms. Wakefield’s recipe to their wrapper. What did they pay her for this honor? A lifetime supply of chocolate! Sounds like an awesome deal to us too! Nestle (and at least one other company) went on to include a chopping tool to help prepare the bars for use in cookies. That is, right up until 1941 when they started selling them as ‘chocolate chips’ or ‘chocolate morsels’.

How To Celebrate Chocolate Chip Day

Well, the first thing to do is remember that Chocolate Chip Day isn’t just about cookies, it’s about all the things you can include chocolate chips in! Pancakes, muffins, pudding, ice cream, granola bars, pies, these are just a few of the wonderful creations you can add them to. We’ll be honest though, our favorite way to enjoy chocolate chips? By the handful out of the bag.

Here are some recipes that we shared this morning:
Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Acorn Treats

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

Graduation Caps

Click HERE for more recipes using chocolate chips. Enjoy!

WNZR Loves Moms, and We Want You To Be Encouraged!

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Today on the show we shared some encouraging Bible verses from the book, “Mother of the Year: 365 Days of Encouragement for Devoted Moms” by Kendra Smiley. Marcy Rinehart had a chance to talk to Kendra Smiley. Her book will be able to be won at Mom’s Night Out!

Also, don’t forget that Mom’s Night Out is TOMORROW! Get your tickets at the WNZR Studios, and more information about the event is on our website wnzr.fm

Mother’s Day is Approaching! We have some great DIY Gift Ideas for you!!

If you didn’t know already, Mother’s Day is THIS SUNDAY!! Did you forget? Well, we have you covered with some great DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas! Some of our favorites were:

  1. Simple 5 Minute Sugar Scrub
  2. Mother’s Day in a Jar
  3. Jar of Love

See the entire list here!

Another great gift for Mom is a ticket to Mom’s Night Out. And yes, WE STILL HAVE TICKETS!! Mom’s Night Out is this Friday at 7pm at Foster Hall in Ariel Arena here on the campus of MVNU.

See more information about Mom’s Night Out here!

10 Reasons Why Women Feel More Like Maids than Moms, and The Top 10 Priorities of a Mom

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Today on the show we talked about some ways that Mom can feel unappreciated, from tolovehonorandvacuum.com. Try to avoid doing these in your life so your mom feels appreciated! Moms, try to prevent these!

See the whole list here

We also shared the Top 10 Priorities of a Mom from imom.com.  Moms-take a look at this list to make sure you are holding these priorities in your busy schedule!

The top 3 on the list were

  1. Her relationship with God
  2. Her relationship with her husband
  3. Her relationship with her children

See the entire list here

MOMS! Don’t forget that Mom’s Night Out is THIS FRIDAY at 7pm in Ariel Arena’s Foster Hall here on MVNU’s Campus.

Mothers and their daughters are invited to participate in a night of fun and fellowship. The events of the evening will include: prize giveaways including WNZR compact mirrors, chip clips, the famous “Mom’s Night Out’ chocolate bars and the viewing of a great movie.

For more info, click here!