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

Combating the Bullying Epidemic

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It’s back-to-school time, and kids and parents alike are looking forward to the new school year. There is a lot of fun and excitement leading up to the first day of school — picking out new clothes and school supplies and anticipating seeing friends — but there are also a lot of worries, and one of the biggest worries that parents worry about is bullying.

Bullying among kids has plagued schools since the beginning of formal education, but in recent years it has grown exponentially due to the internet. Whether you’re worried about your kids being bullied, or being the bullier, there are ways you can help combat bullying in their lives. Read more

How to Have Fun During Your Family’s College Visits

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Choosing the right college often comes down to choosing your favorite visit. In fact, 65 percent of college-bound students cite campus visits as the most influential factor in choosing a college. But the visit shouldn’t stop at sample classroom lectures, conversations with advisers or filling out financial aid questionnaires. Will your student feel at home in a new city? Are there healthy and stimulating activities nearby to enrich your student’s college experience? Find out by using your downtime to explore the city and see what fun attractions each location has to offer (and make some memories, too). Read more

How to Teach Your Kids Emotional Intelligence

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Childhood development consists of a plethora of changes for youngsters who are learning more about themselves and the world around them. This is especially true when it comes to learning important social skills that help children better communicate with others. No matter their age, all children will have to interact with their peers, siblings, parents, and other adults on a daily basis. As such, it is important for parents to encourage positive social experiences wherever possible. Unfortunately, children can often be unpredictable, especially when it comes to their emotions and how they are feeling. One way to teach children awareness of these feelings is through Emotional Intelligence (EI). Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand one’s own emotions as well as recognize the emotions being expressed by others. Children who can successfully identify their emotions can control their reactions for much better decision-making. Best of all, emotional intelligence is a skill that can be taught over time. Here are some of the top ways in which parents can teach their kids this important life skill. Read more

Simple Birthday Traditions to Make Your Child Feel Special

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Think back to the time when you were a kid, to the good old times when the grass was greener, ice cream was a treat for good grades at school, and Birthday was your favorite day of the year. Speaking of Birthdays, there were plenty of reasons to love them. Gifts, surprises, and lots of friends gathered for a party at your backyard. Chances are that you still remember how good it felt to be the center of attention for 24 hours. Read more

4 Major Milestones and How to Help Your Child Embrace Independence

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As your child becomes a teenager, you’re likely faced with the realization that your loved one is growing up and will soon be out of the house. But as your teen reaches the end of their formative years, the transition to adulthood really begins. Here are some of the big milestones your teen will reach and ways in which you can support their blossoming independence. Read more

Essential Safety Precautions For Pool Owners

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If you have ever been around small children, you know how fast they can get into mischief. They move very quickly and have a significant talent for getting into anything and everything. That is why pool safety precautions are so crucial, because a child, or even an adult that can’t swim well can drown in a matter of minutes.

The best way to prevent these type of tragedies is provide several “layers of protection” to your pool. Let’s go over some ideas, that when used to complement one another, form the best defense against senseless accidents: Read more

Fun Summer Activities to Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

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Summer is the ideal time to get kids moving outdoors. For little ones, summer outdoor fun also provides an easy way to work on blossoming motor skills

As babies and toddlers develop, gross motor skills and fine motor skills are a continual work in progress. Gross motor skills involve the large muscle groups and include lots of outdoor activities—running, jumping, kicking. Fine motor skills focus on smaller muscles and involve activities like writing, drawing, and blowing bubbles. Kids need to fine tune all muscles and both gross and fine motor skills are imperative during school years.

But telling a little one that they need to work on motor skills isn’t the ideal way to get them motivated. Instead parents can tune up these skills by encouraging playtime fun that embraces both small and large muscle movements.

Get ready to move those kiddos out the door and explore all the great summer activities to help them progress their motor skills: Read more

Paddleboarding Safety for Kids

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Summer’s here and it’s a great time to take the kids out on the water. One summer activity that is quickly becoming a favorite with many families is stand up paddleboarding (SUP) — it’s something that the whole family can enjoy, and it’s a wonderful day to spend a beautiful afternoon! Read more

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