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

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

Summertime Fun: 4 Backyard Activities the Whole Family Can Enjoy

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School’s out for the summer, and all around the country moms are busy coming up with activities to keep our kids happy and active. One great way to do this? Get everyone outside for some family fun time. Although there are plenty of traditional games from which to choose like bocce ball, badminton and Marco Polo, you can also add your own twist to things. You and your kids will all love these backyard activities: Read more

Preventing Your Child’s Identity Theft: It’s a Necessary Step

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Over 13 million people had their identity stolen in some form in 2013, according to a report by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Of those, a growing number of victims are children. A report from the Carnegie Mellon University indicates 4,311 or 10.2 percent of children had someone else using their Social Security number. These numbers have likely grown since the 2011 report. Identity theft is a real concern that parents need to take action to prevent. There are several steps you can take: Read more

4 of the Best Vehicles for Families

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It can be difficult to find the perfect ride for your family because there are so many factors to analyze for each option. You need to look at each vehicle’s price point, capacity, gas mileage and, most importantly, safety ratings. You must also consider the interior design and if it’s best suited for your family. If you have small children, for example, a minivan may be a better choice than a four-door sedan.

Regardless of your unique situation, here are some options worth considering: Read more