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

Outdoor Careers for Teens That Any Mom Can Endorse

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By the time your children become teenagers, you likely have some idea of the career path they plan to take. Say your teen loves being outdoors more than anything. Then why not introduce them to careers that will primarily keep them outdoors? Can you think of a better way to enjoy life — and be self-sustaining? Read more

Traffic Torture: How to Easily Alleviate Driving Stress

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At the end of a long workday, no one looks forward to the inevitable and congested roadblock that is traffic. However, the experience of traffic can drastically change for the better if you handle it in a calm and rational way.

Alleviate the stress of traffic by implementing the following methods behind the wheel: Read more

3 Car-Related Topics to Discuss with Your New Teen Driver

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Believe it or not, your little preschooler who used to enjoy playing with toy cars is now a newly-minted 16-year-old who just scored their driver’s license. Of course, like any apprehensive parent, you’re proud of your child reaching this important life milestone, but are somewhat reluctant to give them the keys to the car.

Because you want to keep your teen driver as safe as possible behind the wheel, reiterate with them, again and again, the importance of safe driving practices and avoid from being distracted. Here are three important driving tips to discuss with your new teen driver. Read more

Must-Visit Family Day Trips in New England

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New England is a beautiful part of the country to take a vacation. There is a rich colonial history, scenic beaches and a buzzing city life. Families looking for an adventure can find fun year-round from Maine to Rhode Island. Read more

10 Easy-to-Make Dog Treats that Your Kids Can Help With

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Teaching kids how to cook is an essential part of parenting. It is an exciting activity that can distract them from their iPads and tablets. Easy to make dog treats are an excellent way to let your kids help with cooking. Before getting started, let kiddos know to stay away from the oven at all times, as even the door may get hot. Also, cool all the treats before sharing with your pup and always place them in air-tight containers.

Ready? Here are ten dog treat recipes that are super quick and simple: Read more

What are the long-term effects of meningitis on a child’s brain?

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Meningitis is the name for an infection of the protective membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord, known as the meninges. Meningitis causes these membranes to become inflamed, which can result in serious damage to the central nervous system.

The disease is very serious with a high mortality rate, especially if the infection is not identified and treated promptly. There are various different types of meningitis, including viral, bacterial and fungal, and correctly recognizing the types of infection so the right treatment can be provided is essential. Read more

Cord Blood Banking 101

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Shortly after announcing you were pregnant, you may have had a friend or family member ask if you were going to bank your baby’s umbilical cord blood after giving birth. Whether you had already heard of this procedure or were unaware that such an option exists, you are definitely intrigued by the idea and want to learn as much about it as you can prior to delivery.

With this in mind, if you are expecting and interested in cord blood banking for your baby, take the following into consideration: Read more

Four Proactive Steps to Protect Your Child’s Identity

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You already worry about so much when it comes to your kid, should you really be worrying about someone stealing their identity, too? The answer is, unfortunately, yes. In the fall of 2017, Equifax revealed that from mid-May through July, 145 million consumers’ social security numbers and other personal data had been accessed in a major security breach. This massive hack put the issue of identity theft at the forefront of many parents’ minds, leaving them to wonder how this breach could affect the security of their identity and the identity of their children. While Equifax has said that none of the known victims were minors, children are certainly at risk for identity theft. According to the Center for Identity at The University of Texas, kids are actually up to 35 times more likely to have their identity stolen. Many thieves will target children because their theft can often go undetected for years, until, for example, the child applies for a driver’s license or a student loan. Instead of waiting until something happens, here are proactive measures you can take to protect your child’s identity. Read more

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