Everybody, meet Christina. She is the most fabulous and glamorous, yet down to earth woman I know. I had the pleasure of sitting across from Christina for a year (literally face to face) at work, and can honestly say I have never laughed so much. Not only did I get to look at her beautiful visage, her warm and motherly life advice was priceless. As one of my "real" new friends (private joke lol) I treasure any chance we get to see each other and have a good session of belly laughs.
CC, I will always be the Bianca to your Jerry.
NATIONALITY / BACKGROUND
"American with Italian and Eastern European roots ."
ON HER FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE FOODS MOM WOULD MAKE
Favorites: "Chicken Cutlets w/ Salad. Brownies."
Least favorite: "Lasagna (I can't have dairy, but didn't know that growing up)."
ON HER KIDS FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE FOODS SHE MAKE
"I'm guessing Pizza, cereal and fruit as those are the things I crave right now!."
HER FAVORITE FAMILY RECIPE
Escarole and bean soup (see recipe here)
ON HER "KEEP ME SANE" MOMMY ESSENTIALS (MASSAGE, ACUPUNCTURE... WINE?)
"All of the above minus the wine right now. I'm also enjoying prenatal yoga privates ;)."
ON HER FAVORITE CHILDHOOD ACTIVITY TO DO WITH MOM
"Spending the entire summer with my mother and my sister at the beach. We would relocate to LBI for the entire summer and our dad would come on the weekends. It was really special to have girl time. We would cook healthy meals and take the dog for long walks on the beach."
THE BEST BEAUTY, HEALTH OR WELLNESS ADVICE HER MOTHER GAVE HER
"Always wear lipstick! Especially red."
THE BEST BEAUTY, HEALTH OR WELLNESS ADVICE SHE WILL PASS ON TO HER KIDS
"How important it is to stay active (sports / yoga / walking) and make healthy decisions when choosing meals. Always incorporating fruits, veggies and lean proteins."
ANY OTHER SPECIAL THINGS YOU WANT TO SHARE ABOUT YOUR FAMILY?
"They are very active and watch the foods they eat. In the 1980s my parents both had high blood pressure so they completely changed the way they ate and still follow healthy eating habits (lots of veggies, lean meats and very little dairy, red meat and alcohol). After all, being healthy is a lifestyle."