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

Weekend DIY: Home Improvement Projects to Complete This Spring

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Spring is in the air and suddenly you crave sunshine, bright colors on your clothes and freshness in your home. According to the 2017 U.S. Houzz & Home Renovation Trends study, home renovations and decorating projects are booming, with over half of homeowners on Houzz planning to dive into new projects. However, you can join the trend without diving head first into some serious renovations. Instead, look at what you can accomplish in a single weekend with a DIY mindset. From improving your home’s security to giving your bathroom a refresh, here’s how to make a big impact in your home in just a single spring weekend. Read more

Finding Your Garden Style

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Spring gardens bring a healthy dose of nature into the family atmosphere. All families, however, have different constraints that may affect what type of garden they cultivate. Some households demand low-maintenance plants, while others want to spend hours outdoors in their yards and gardens. Read more

Last-minute Christmas Shopping Guide

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Where did the time go?! Christmas is about a week away, and if you’re anything like me, you are nowhere near done Christmas shopping. Maybe you had good intentions of getting everything done early, but life happened, and here we are, in the single digits of days left until Christmas. Add to a busy life a lack of new ideas for presents for your kids, relatives, and friends who already have everything, and maybe you’ve been subconsciously putting off the shopping … and now panicking.

But no need to panic! Here are several ideas for those hard-to-shop-for people in your life to get your gift-shopping done before time runs out. Read more

Musicals That Are Great for Kids

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As a mom, you want to expose your kids to as many different experiences as possible. At the same time, you want to be sure whatever they are seeing or doing is age-appropriate and likely to inspire a love of learning rather than bore them to tears.

A great example of this is musical theater. You may have grown up either going to plays and musicals with your own parents, or you might have performed in some as a child or teen. Or you may have zero experience with musical theater and want your kiddo to have opportunities that you never did. No matter what your motivation is for wanting your child to go to the theater, it is important to start them off with shows that appeal to kids and won’t turn them off to live performances forever. With this in mind, check out the following kid-friendly musicals that your children may actually really like. Read more

8 Ways Gardening Cultivates a Blossoming Childhood

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According to Scarborough, almost half of American homeowners are gardeners. While we might perceive gardening to be an activity enjoyed by older adults, the gardening trend also is captivating younger generations. As budgets tighten and prices rise, many families are integrating a green lifestyle that includes growing their own produce, herbs and flowers.  And even kids are pitching in a green thumb. Read more

8 Reasons Why Kids Should Science More [Infographic]

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Even though we know that STEM subjects are the foundational subjects of the modern world, they are still subjects that can be easily ignored by children, and even well-meaning parents. But some of that ignorance can be attributed to the disconnect between the learning of STEM subjects and real-world application of that knowledge. Read more

Activities for Toddlers When Mommy is Tired

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As a mum, there are days when you simply can’t muster enough strength to play with your charming toddler.  It could be as a result of exhaustion or as a result of other commitments. Whatever it might be, you don’t have to always turn on the TV and hope for the best.  This piece takes a look at some activities you should try. Many of them are dependent on having cooperative slightly older children though! Read more

Uses of Hook and Loop as an Educational Tool (Guest Post)

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Hook and loop material (commonly referred to as Velcro®) has a vast range of practical and creative applications. Using it as an educational tool generates possibilities for all types of learning at all different ages. Read more