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Wisdom from DC Mom of the Year

Posted on 05/14/2014 by |Vice President, Multicultural Markets | Comments

Home & FamilyWhen Louise Battle’s husband died, their son was 7 and their daughter, 12. The grief was deep, but through her leadership and abiding faith, her family has not only maintained, but soared. Twenty-four years later, Dr. Battle, an ordained elder at Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church in Washington, D.C., is witnessing the fruit of her faith and diligence as she was named the D.C. region 2014 “State Mother of the Year” by American Mothers Inc., a D.C.-based national organization that …

Where in the World Is Casey Kasem?

Posted on 05/13/2014 by |General News | Comments

Home & FamilyBy the Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on May 12 ordered an investigation into the whereabouts of Casey Kasem after an attorney for the ailing radio personality’s wife said the former “Top 40″ host had been removed from Los Angeles without his children’s knowledge. Update: Casey Kasem Found in Washington State Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy ordered a court investigator and adult protective services to find out where Kasem is being treated and report back to …

The Long Goodbye: Your Kid’s Cellphone Bill

Posted on 05/12/2014 by |Parenting 2.0 | Comments

Home & FamilyCheering their new grads at college commencements this month, parents will likely give another hurrah: No more tuition! But there’s another cost that might well linger on for parents of high school and college grads: the cellphone bill. A Wall Street Journal survey last year found that about 40 percent of parents of 18- to 35-year-old children still pay for their cellphone service, and 29 percent continue to do so even after their kids have moved out and pay their …

5 Things on a Mother’s To-Do List for Mother’s Day

Posted on 05/5/2014 by |Parenting 2.0 | Comments

Home & FamilyWhen the kids were growing up, Mother’s Day brought breakfast (crumbs) in bed, handmade gifts and special dinners. But with adult children, is the notion of “Queen for a Day” as outdated as the 1960s TV show? Over the years, our fantasy changes: At one time we wanted 10 minutes alone to take a shower. Now we want our adult children under the same roof at the same time. Stoked by the advertising hype, it’s easy to imagine a magical Mother’s …

For Mother’s Day, Reflections on Single Motherhood

Posted on 05/2/2014 by |Vice President, Multicultural Markets | Comments

Home & FamilyStephanie M. Clark and her 12-year-old daughter were the typical single-parent family in America. Divorced since her daughter was 3, Stephanie worked hard to provide for their household in North Brunswick, N.J., trying to make a go of her own marketing business. In the evenings there was the routine of making dinner, doing homework, then going to bed. But, one evening, something happened that would forever change her relationship with her daughter. As Stephanie scurried around the kitchen, cooking dinner, …

How to Survive a Workplace Culture Clash With Millennials

Posted on 04/28/2014 by |Parenting 2.0 | Comments

Home & FamilyA friend who supervises interns recently complained about a young man she gave an assignment to one morning. When she passed his desk a few hours later, he was surfing the Web. His explanation: assignment complete so he was taking a break. Argh! A culture clash is erupting as millennials stampede into the workplace, arriving saddled with a negative reputation. But if boomers want to coexist with twentysomethings, then they — the older generation — need an attitude adjustment, says …