Asani – Women Who Sing

ASANI is an Aboriginal women’s trio from Edmonton.  They are Debbie Houle, Sarah Pocklington and Sherryl Sewepagaham.  This circle of First Nations and Metis women have performed across Canada and internationally at such venues as Carnegie Hall in New York, The Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C. and the Saddledome in Calgary.  Their debut CD ‘Rattle… Read more »

The Godmother of Rock & Roll – Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was born Rosetta Nubin on March 20, 1915, in Cotton Plant, Arkansas. Although the identity of her father is unknown, Tharpe’s mother, Katie Bell Nubin, was a singer, mandolin player and evangelist preacher for the Church of God in Christ; the COGIC, founded by a black Baptist bishop named Charles Mason in… Read more »

Remembering Natalie

American singer-songwriter Natalie Cole, daughter of mid-century crooner Nat King Cole, is best known for her Grammy Award-winning album ‘Inseparable.’ “I never got to make the transition from little girl to young woman … and that really screws you up.” —Natalie Cole Natalie Maria Cole was born on February 6, 1950, to vocal legend Nat… Read more »

Impress Your Guests: Six Must-Haves For Your Holiday Party This Year

    For many of us, throwing fun parties is the best part of the holiday season. It’s a time when your home is decorated and looking beautiful and your friends and family can come over to gather and enjoy each other’s company. To ensure that you impress your guests, here are six must-haves for… Read more »

Looking Gorgeous! 5 Jaw-Dropping Fashion Ideas for Winter

If you’re mourning the loss of your sundresses, tank tops, and sandals, that means it’s time for you to spice up your winter wardrobe. Even if you loathe the winter months, you might find yourself liking them a bit more with a fashionable cold weather wardrobe. Casual for Cool Days Your winter wardrobe doesn’t have… Read more »

Why Women Tend to Excel in Humanities Careers

  Studying human culture shows us some of the most incredible traits of the human race. Small nuances can make or break civilizations, influence countless generations, and result in large and lasting changes. Looking at statistics, women tend to excel in humanities-driven careers. They have an innate sense for paying attention to those smaller things,… Read more »

Fair Wage: Which Careers are Still the Worst Paid for Women?

The topic of fair wages for the sexes has been a hot button issue since the women’s movement in the early 70’s. Activists continue to raise awareness, which has been able to make a small impact, and though women have earned these nominal gains, the fight is ongoing. A New Jersey Harassment Attorney says wage… Read more »

Healthy Diet Tips to Help With Your Weight Loss Plan

    Getting into shape and staying healthy and fit is a worthy goal, one that more people than ever are making a top priority. There are many good reasons to change up your health plan, since maintaining a reasonable level of fitness has been repeatedly shown to help prevent, mitigate, and even reverse the… Read more »

Aging with Grace: Tricks to Make Your Teeth Last You Longer

There are several reasons to hold on to your natural teeth for as long as you can. When you lose your teeth, the body reclaims some of the precious minerals from the area, and you suffer some bone loss from your jaw. In addition, while dentures and tooth implants have come a long way, they… Read more »

Simple Tips for Applying Makeup on Sensitive Skin

Living with sensitive skin requires paying a little more attention to your beauty products and regimen than the average person might have to. People with sensitive skin tend to develop problems when scrubbing too hard, for instance, or applying a new skin product. Read on to learn how to treat your skin well, so it… Read more »

  • Classic or Cliché? How to Balance a Simple Decor Look

    There are a lot of good reasons to incorporate a minimalist or traditional look into your home decor. First, simplicity is timeless. If you invest in a few basic pieces, you won’t feel you have to redo your room in a few years because it has become dated. Second, basic furniture can be mixed in… Read more »

  • Five Tips To Plan Your Dream Wedding Without Breaking The Bank

      Everyone wants to have the wedding of their dreams, but a storybook union can cost tens of thousands of dollars with the price of decorations, wedding attire, and a professional photographer included. There are some key things that any couple can do to minimize the cost of the wedding without sacrificing the experience. A… Read more »

  • Giving A Room A New Look

      Sometimes we get tired of how a room looks, but our budget doesn’t allow us to go out and buy new furniture.  What are some of the choices?   It is said that rearranging your furniture breaks up and changes the energy in the room and in the house in a positive way.  So… Read more »

  • Honoring Ella Jenkins

    Children are her favorite people. Ella Jenkins sees them as genuine, down to earth people who should be listened to and recognized as having much to offer.  Fellow music educator Patricia Sheehan Campbell lauds her as “a pioneer in her early and continuing realization that children have something to sing about, that the essence of… Read more »

  • How You Can Make A Difference In Kids’ Lives Around The World From Your Home

      Many children around the world are suffering and struggling. Some of them do not have clean water to drink, and others do not have access to housing, clothing or education. When you want to make a difference from your home, you can certainly take steps to accomplish that goal. Raise Money to Donate through… Read more »

  • White Wedding? How to Add More Color to a Traditional Tux Look

    Any season can be wedding season. Most of the time the bride’s dress gets all the attention, but the groom’s tuxedo is the garment that pulls the whole wedding party look together. Even if you both chose white as the base wedding party color, you can still achieve a vibrant look that has style! Say… Read more »

  • Super Frugal Ways to Save on Your Interior Decorating

    Whether it’s your first apartment, or it’s time to overhaul the house you’ve owned for 20 years, interior decorating can get pricey. Designers can charge hundreds of dollars, and finished artwork can be higher priced than your budget can bear. If you want to redecorate on a shoestring budget you can do much of the… Read more »

  • Can You Have A Safe Home Birth The Second Time Around?

      Home births are growing in popularity today. In fact, studies have shown the number of women having home births increased by 29 percent from 2004 to 2009. Although there have been concerns raised about home birth, studies have shown that home births are safe for most low-risk pregnancies. Even if you have had complications… Read more »

  • Five Self-Defense Moves Every Woman Should Know

      Most women think sexual attacks only happen to others. However, the statistics suggest otherwise. In America, sexual assault occurs every two minutes. Most victims (80 percent) are under age 30, though sexual assault can happen to anyone, of any age or demographic. As sobering as these numbers are, women should take heart. According to… Read more »

  • Five “All Natural” Cleaners that Really Aren’t that Natural

      In the world of home cleaners there are many different varieties, from fresh smelling, super strength, long lasting, and all natural. It can be confusing to choose the one best suited to the task at hand. What does “all natural” mean when it comes to cleaners, and which ones aren’t quite as natural as… Read more »

  • Encourage the Music

    Our children are our pride and joy.  As moms, we want to help them make good choices.  A lot of us have very artistic children who were called to music at an early age or at some point in their young lives.   Then they absolutely fell in love with music.   Unless your child… Read more »

  • Six Creative Ideas for Window Treatments in the Bathroom and Kitchen

        If you are the type of homeowner that enjoys dramatic, airy, or colorful drapes and window treatments surrounding your windows, you might resort to using boring blinds that you picked up at a hardware store in the bathroom and kitchen. Since these areas are typically cramped on space, and don’t allow for large,… Read more »