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Praise 104.1 and Spirit 1340 present the 4th Annual Spirit of Praise Celebration on Saturday, October 8th at 6pm. Year after year Radio One’s powerhouse Radio Stations (WPRS and WYCB) that dominate the faith based/inspirational arena in the Washington, DC marketplace bring this phenomenal experience that leaves attendees, inspired, joy filled. This year promises to […]

You’ve heard of the “empty nest syndrome,” but do you know how or if it really exists? Coined, in the 1970’s by psychologists, it stereotypically applies to women as a personal struggle dealing with the loss and change as their children leave home. This psychological condition often has its greatest impact on women in autumn, […]

Children should be trained in basic etiquette. Each day I feel as if the responsibility to teach our children basic manners has gone right out the window. Just how basic is basic, though? As a teacher and a Godmother, I am stickler for manners. If you don’t use them, you get nothing. My parents taught […]

It’s the time of year that puts mothers of teenage girls over the edge: back to school shopping. Many an argument has taken place in department store dressing rooms. Moms wonder why daughters want to wear certain things. Daughters don’t understand what the fuss is about. In order to resolve these fashion dilemmas, every mother […]

Over the years of putting our own children to sleep and keeping them asleep, and counseling thousands of other moms and dads on various styles of nighttime parenting, here are some time-tested, proven attitudes and techniques. Most of these are applicable to infants and toddlers of all ages. New App BabyOnTime Will Give You Time […]

Travel is one of the best ways to introduce your family to different cultures, but when you’re housebound, there are countless ways to introduce your loved ones to  different people and ways of life. Try these family exercises to open up brand new experiences while bonding with your children. Try Ethnic Cuisine. Visit ethnic restaurants […]

Recipe courtesy from the kitchen of Celebrity Chef Kai Chase Michael Jackson’s Chef, Kai Chase: “Making Time For The Family Table” “The star of any authentic Mexican menu has got to be the guacamole! No matter how you slice it, it’s chunky and creamy smooth texture gives an outstanding performance all by itself. Before I […]

How much exposure to Osama Bin Laden’s death do we let our children see? The children who were just babies are now coming home and asking, “Who is Osama bin Laden?” “What was 9/11?” “Why did he need to die?” This raises several questions. How much should we protect our children from the nativities and […]

Seared Blackened Ahi Tuna Soft Shell Tacos With Mango Mint Creme Recipe courtesy from the kitchen of Celebrity Chef Kai Chase Michael Jackson’s Chef, Kai Chase: “Making Time For The Family Table” Servings: 4 Difficulty: Easy Cook Time: 1-30 min Ingredients 1 tablespoon blackened seasoning 1 pound ahi tuna steaks (about 2/3″ thick) 1 package […]

Teaching your children values will help them make good choices in their lives. Today’s world is ever changing and very fast paced. In years past children grew up in a small community or with just their families and their challenges were much different. 1. What are your values? Teaching values to our children must start […]