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

5 Ways to Deal With Your Kid’s Awkward Questions

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Aren’t kids adorable? They bring a refreshing burst of energy everywhere they go, light up even the dullest of days and smother you with such boundless affection that you can’t help but smile. They are also extremely inquisitive, with minds constantly ticking with questions about everything around them. At times, however, your child’s curiosity can put you in a tight spot. When at a busy supermarket, your little one points towards a pregnant woman and questions you about why her belly is “so large”, you wish that the forces above could undo what happened. When one evening, at the dinner table, your child sticks up his middle finger and asks you and your partner what it means, you both stare at him, open-mouthed. It’s natural to experience such awkward instances with your child, but tactfully handling them is what truly matters. Here are five ideal ways to deal with your kid’s awkward questions: Read more

Kids & Screen Time: How to Avoid the Negative Effects

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Screened devices have become closely intertwined with our daily lifestyle and serve as tools for navigation, data collection, entertainment and communication. Our children have begun to use screened devices at an earlier age for entertainment and knowledge-based games. With the increased amount of screen time, there are concerns about potentially harmful health and social effects. Here are some tips on how you can control the amount of screen exposure your child experiences and current findings on the potential health risks: Read more

4 Fun and Festive Fall Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

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It’s hard to believe, but your fall baby is going to have another birthday soon. To celebrate his or her special day, consider one of these fun party themes — all of which involve getting outside into the lovely autumn weather: Read more

The Best Tips & Tactics to Get Your Child to Sleep

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Do you dread bedtime at your house? Does your kiddo go running wild when it’s time to settle down for the night? Many parents have trouble getting their children to sleep, and it can be even more difficult for parents whose children have ADD. Kids with ADD have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep, and some children even have problems waking in the morning. Help your children sleep more soundly — no matter their age or their ADD status — with these natural sleep tips. Read more

Spark Your Kids’ Love of Nature With These Fun Outdoor Activities

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Is your child suffering from nature-deficit disorder? With the advent of the digital age, many of us — adults and children alike — are losing our connection with nature and the wonderful experiences that go with it. If your family could be described as a crew of “indoors enthusiasts,” it’s time to reconnect with Mother Nature and go on an outdoor family adventure. Read more

Helping Your Child Become More Cultured

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Chicago Children's Museum is located at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Children’s Museum is located at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois

As a mom, you want to give your child the best and most well-rounded education possible. From visual stimulation as infants to learning shapes, letters and numbers, a mom understands the importance of always learning.

As Huffington Post notes, educating our kids means exposure to different interests and cultures to expand their tiny minds, boost creativity, instill a passion for learning and help them blossom socially and academically. Below are a few ideas for ways you can introduce your kids to new ideas and experiences while also teaching tolerance and respect to all kinds of cultures and people. Read more

Working Moms & Sick Kids: How to Take Care of Jr. & Still Get Some Work Done

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“Mom, I’m sick.”

While no mom ever wants to hear these three words, they are especially hard for moms who work outside the home. You want to take care of your child and help him or her feel better, but the thought of calling your boss and saying you need to stay home is also a big source of stress. We have some tips to help you get through cold and flu season with both your family’s health and your job intact. Read more

4 Must-Have Items for New Parents

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Congratulations on your new baby!

Sorry, you’ve probably already heard that one too many times. Anyway, what you really want to hear are ways to make this whole parenting thing a little easier, right?

Fortunately, we live in the 21st century, which means there’s an abundance of gadgets that can help you stay sane during your first year of parenthood. Everything from nap time to bath time just got easier, thanks to technology.

As for diaper changes, you’re still on your own with that one. Read more