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

Summer To-Do List: Prepping for a Season of Sun and Fun

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It’s that magical time of year when the smell of newly cut grass fills the air and the evenings are enticingly mild. It’s a time for parties and picnics and pools. A time when the children are home from school all day. ALL day. Every day. For weeks. But with a little planning and preparation, the summer season can be a relaxing and enjoyable experience for the whole family. Read more

When Should My Kid Get a Bank Account?

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Parents who are financially savvy should never pass up an opportunity to teach their children about fiscal responsibility. One of the things you can do is to use coupons when you head to the store, so that your children can learn about the importance of saving money. It’s such an easily accessible option nowadays, as just a few clicks on a couponing site such as Discountrue.com will let you get great discounts in Target and other popular shops. Another thing is to let your kid manage their money.  The idea of giving your child their own bank account can be nerve wracking for some parents, but there are a couple of simple tips that will let you determine if that’s the right decision! Read more

Make Every Minute Count: 3 Easy Ways to Connect With Your Kids

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A majority of American parents report that it is very to somewhat difficult to find a work-life balance that allows them to spend the amount of time they want with their families, according to PewResearchCenter. Americans are busy. A recent study found that Americans average 47 hours a week at work, with 25 percent of salaried workers reporting that they logged at least 60 hours a week, states a Gallup poll. Throw in the ever-increasing commute times and there aren’t many hours left to spend with the family. Read more

The Perfect Work-Life Balance: How to Treasure Your Time

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Whether you’re a working mom or a stay-at-home caretaker, having a career that balances time and money isn’t some all-or-nothing endeavor. You don’t need to leave your life at home to have a job, and you don’t need to quit your job to spend more time at home. Thousands of mothers are finding new ways to build careers from their living room and making good money in the process. But more importantly, they’re doing it without sacrificing the most valuable resource: time. Read more

5 Tricks for Coping with Fall Sadness

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For some people fall is not a joyful season at all. It is quite sad to see shorter days, rainy evenings, and long, lonely nights stuck at home. But there are some ways how to cope with fall sadness and have a great time no matter the season! Here are five tricks for coping with fall sadness to get you started: Read more

Don’t Let a Tight Budget Stop Your Tailgating Fun

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Football dominates the fall sports season in the U.S. And with football comes tailgating. In recent years, the tailgate has been hijacked by people who insist on cooking Kobe burgers on artisanal breads, drink pricey microbrews and lug large-screen TVs. It’s high time to take tailgating back to its humbler roots. Grab your father’s battery-powered black-and-white portable TV and read on. Read more

Why Teens Don’t Pass the Written Portion of the Driver’s License Exam

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Your teen is looking forward to reaching one important milestone this year: getting his driver’s license. But sometimes things don’t go as planned and your teen fails the written part of the driving test. What went wrong? Here are a few reasons why your teen didn’t pass the exam and advice on how to prevent failure from happening again: 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