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

Maine’s Best Banana Muffins

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Have some overly ripe bananas sitting around? Before the fruit flies take notice, get them cooked up! Here’s another quick and easy recipe from Gram’s Recipe Tin – Maine’s Best Banana Muffins. Filled with wholesome goodness and the taste of old-fashioned banana bread, serve these warm with butter or your favorite cream cheese. Read more

Quick and Easy Apple Pie

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For Thanksgiving and just about any time of the year, apple pie is a universal favorite. Making an apple pie, however, takes a bit of time, which many busy moms (and dads) lack. Here is a quick and easy apple pie recipe that won’t have you slaving in the kitchen for hours, yet tastes every bit as delicious as one prepared using fresh sliced apples.

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Thank You Food.com!

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I was super excited to hear from Food.com several weeks ago informing me that I was one of their winners of their first ever Food.com Thanksgiving Pinterest contest. They asked entrants to show their ultimate Thanksgiving meals, starring Food.com recipes and to give our boards a theme. After struggling with several ideas, including a Hearty New England Dinner, I decided to go with the theme “A Busy Mom’s Fast and Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner“. Have you ever tried cooking Thanksgiving dinner while holding and caring for an infant? Or while three little ones do circles around you? Moms need fast, easy and dependable recipes to get them through the day and all of those major holiday MUDD moments! Here’s a peek at a few of the recipes I chose  (all images are direct from Food.com): Read more

Crock Pot Chicken Delicious

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Crock pot cooking can sometimes be hit or miss. With a new recipe it can be difficult knowing just how long to keep the crock pot on, whether to keep it on high or low or how it will turn out. Will the dish be a complete disaster or an absolute masterpiece? This past Sunday, I prepared what was referred to as “one of the best meals I have ever tasted.” Consider this one a masterpiece! Read more

Pumpkin Bars

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Caden’s grandmother gave me this recipe years ago, which has been in her family for many years. Moist and bursting with flavor, these pumpkin bars are easy to make and the recipe is pretty much fail proof. The frosting is not too overpowering (some people do not like a strong cream cheese flavor) – adding a nice texture to an already perfect treat. Enjoy a bar with a hot cup of seasonal coffee or a chai latte with a hint of cinnamon. Oh yum!

 

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Lasagna Pontilicious Recipe

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Have I mentioned that I’m married to an Italian stallion? Yep. And boy, can he cook. Last night we had the pleasure of eating his almost-famous lasagna, which I’m now calling Lasagna Pontilicious. The twist on this old-time favorite is the addition of cheddar cheese, which gives it a nice bite. Try it this weekend! Read more

Whole Seasoned Chicken in a Crock Pot

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I tackled another recipe from the “Fix-It and Forget-It Pink Cookbook” yesterday. This time it was Chicken in a Pot, which I am officially calling Whole Seasoned Chicken in a Crock Pot. I don’t think I’ve ever had a more tender, flavorful bird in my life! It was to die for! We finished it off with garden-fresh steamed green beans and rosemary and garlic oven-roasted potato wedges. Check out the video of it simmering here: Read more

Slow Cooker (Crock Pot) Peanut Butter and Hot Fudge Cake

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Ladies, before reading this post and embarking on a heavenly journey of chocolate and peanut butter, I’d like you to do something. I’d like you to feel your boobs. I’m not kidding. Go find a private place and do a breast self-exam (BSE). Don’t put it off – Procrastination is Cancer’s Breast Friend. It’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and you have got to take an active role in maintaining your health. Please. Do this now. Read more