6 Ways to Fix a Sexless Marriage Before It's Too Late

When you first meet someone and pass the courting stage you will probably enter a period where you enjoy sex at every opportunity you get, this could be daily or twice daily.  However, every couple experiences a reduced need for sex as the relationship becomes more comfortable.  This does not mean the love has gone, rather that the time available has reduced.  Commitments at work and at home will often drain you physically and emotionally leaving very little time Read more

What to Do if Your Teenager or Young Adult Has a Drug Problem

Drug addiction can happen at any age, and nobody is exempt from the risk of becoming an addict. Teenagers may become addicted to drugs for a number of different reasons, whether they started trying a drug simply to experiment or have fun or as a result of more serious underlying issues such as depression, anxiety or chronic stress. If your teenager is using drugs and continues to use them despite the real risks of harmful consequences, you may need Read more

8 Surprising Reasons Why You Wake Up Tired

We humans need our sleep. Most of us feel at our best when we have had around seven hours of uninterrupted sleep. We then wake up full of the joys of life, ready to face the world. It is a different story if you haven’t slept well. You wake up feeling like death, hollow-eyed and groggy, and then spend the rest of the day fighting to stay awake. Everyone has a few bad nights here are there, usually when kids Read more

Women’s Guide to Anti-Aging Skin

You can never start too early to prevent your skin from showing signs of ageing. What you need is the right skincare and lifestyle tips to send them packing. Here are some tips to help you save face. Pack Your Moisturizer No matter what moisturizer you use, anything that will soften your skin will go the distance to giving you supple skin that is less likely to show wrinkles. However, there are some ingredients that will make your skin even softer, Read more

4 Life Skills To Teach Your Children

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As a parent, you have the privilege and responsibility of teaching your kiddos valuable knowledge and life skills. These will help your kids become more conscientious citizens, as well as self-reliant adults. As you teach your children these virtuous and practical lessons, you also create a bonding experience. From basic lessons to specialized skills, here are some activities that can be both life lessons and bonding experiences. Read more

5 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors With Your Son

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African American Woman Mother WIth Boy Son Riding Bike

When it comes to outdoor activities, it seems like dads always have the upper hand. But moms can enjoy the outdoors with their sons, too. There are plenty of activities that you can do with your son on a nice day out. And these activities can also be a great learning experience for him, too. Here are a few ways you can enjoy the great outdoors with your son. Read more

Different Parenting Styles and How They’re Affecting Your Family

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When it comes to style every one of us is a unique individual, bringing our own particular preferences and creativity to any given situation. When we become parents, we take our personal style into the adventure of parenthood. Although we are unique individuals, we more or less tend to fall somewhere along the continuum of four broad categories of parenting styles. Some of these styles are more beneficial to our children than others, so it is important to be aware of what we are doing and how our family is being affected. It often happens that a mother and father will have two differing styles, which can become confusing for the child especially if there is conflict between the parents. Read more

Moving Together as a Family

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When there’s a big move on the horizon, it can be a stressful time for the whole family. As an adult, you may reason with yourself — there are several positive things about picking up and moving your life to a new place. Your child, however, may have a harder time dealing with the impending changes. Here’s how to soften the blow and help them adjust as quickly and as painlessly as possible. Read more

How to Spend a Night Out Without the Kids

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As a parent, it can quickly begin to feel like you never do anything without your kids in tow. Date nights soon become a thing of the past, and meeting up with friends who don’t have children of their own is something that you may be doing less and less. In fact, you might feel like every time you do anything, it revolves around the kids – days out become days at the park, days at the beach are no longer for sunbathing but for playing beach games, and holidays are jam-packed of fun-filled things for little ones to do. And, although all of this can be huge fun for all the family, there comes a time when it’s necessary to take a break and give yourself a night out without the kids. Decide where you’re going, call the babysitter, and have a fun-filled, child-free night! Read more

How to Encourage Your Teenager to Study

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Encouraging your teenager to study is a task which at times may seem impossible. Whilst teenagers simply want to chill out and hang with their friends most of the time, studying for GCSEs is something that takes up a huge part of many teens’ lives and is significantly important for their future. Although it can be hard on parents to make their teenagers spend more time studying, you also know that it’s in their best interests and the work that they put in now can hugely impact how successful they are in later life. If your teen is having a hard time getting motivated to study and revise, here are some great ways in which you can encourage them. Read more

Living on the Fringe of Fashion – You Can Be Your Own Woman

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In today’s world of fashion, it seems to be a time of anything goes. Of course you are limited to the styles that are carried at the local malls and shops around town, but why not add your own personal touches to your wardrobe? You may not be a seamstress but you can accessorize your outfits to give them a personal touch that is all ‘you.’ From your hairstyles to your jewelry and accessories, you can create a look that sets you apart from other women in your circle and who knows, you just might set a new trend! If you are tired of being the ‘same old same old’ then now is the time to make a move. Here are some pointers to give you direction; a place to start. Read more

Why Vegas Isn’t a Destination That’s Purely for Adults

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At first glance, Las Vegas may not seem like the most appealing place to take a fun family holiday with the kids. With a reputation for its vibrant nightlife and casinos and a nickname like ‘Sin City’, it’s really no surprise that the majority of parents don’t think of Las Vegas as their first choice for a family getaway. But, this all might be able to change as Las Vegas is a city that has a lot to offer for all the family. Aside from their adult-only attractions, Vegas is full of things to see and do that will keep both you and your little ones happy. Read more

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