holidays

Some 44 years since its creation, the Kwanzaa celebration continues to stir a bevy of emotions. Founded in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa was created as a means for African-Americans to reflect on their past, pay homage to their ancestors and connect with their African roots and heritage. Known by some to be an […]

If you’re one of those people who seem to be taken by surprise every holiday season, then yes, it’s time to start Christmas shopping! I know, I know. Labor Day is still on the tips of our tongues and you haven’t even thought about the kids Halloween costume yet. It may feel too early, but […]

The American Heart Association reports that some people gain 5 to 10 unwanted pounds over the course of the holiday season–between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Here are a few tips from shine.com that can help you start the New Year on the right—and maybe lighter—foot: 1. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to […]

Holidays! This is the time of the year when people go visit their families for, supposedly, good times and a nice meal together. Well, these are gatherings where we revive family ties and catch up on news from everyone. More often than not, though, what we see is a gathering of a bunch of people […]

We all have that one person from high school that we wish we made out with when we still had a chance. Whether it was the guy you had a killer crush on in the ninth grade, or that girl who sat next to you in Math – there’s usually someone who will always be […]

If you’re out of a job, or you’re low on funds, chances are you may not be in the most festive of moods this holiday season. Here are some tips from our friends at Black Voices to help you survive – and even thrive – during the holidays, enjoying yourself and those around you even […]

While we’re home vacationing and celebrating during the holiday seasons, keeping our loved ones safe from harm is important.  Knowing how to protect our children and pets from accidents and hurting themselves can make the holidays a peaceful one.

Gift giving can be very stressful, especially in this stage of the game. We are literally four days away from Christmas; is it necessary to stress over last minute gifts? The answer to that question is no! There is no reason to go running to the stores because you forgot that certain someone’s gift. A […]

This Christmas make the best of your savings and instead of buying ornaments, have some fun with your kids making them! Spending time with your kids this holiday season making original crafts that no one else will have, will be great fun and sentimental. Here are 3 crafts for you and your kids to enjoy […]

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, many of us are looking forward to all of the delicious food we’re going to devour.  All of the items we normally refrain from to keep our bodies in presentable order we eat during this time. 

It’s that time of the year when shopping smart is the best thing to do in these economic times. With great sales all over for the winter and the upcoming holidays, wanting to purchase everything can make you go insane! From electronics to clothing, there are many to choose from with various price ranges. However, here […]

“Drama with the Family” – How to deal with family, the in-laws and other relatives during the Thanksgiving holiday. Drama with the Family during Thanksgiving (Hour 1 of 2) Drama with the Family during Thanksgiving (Hour 2 of 2)