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

Thankful for Blogging (and BlogHer)

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If you’re here visting from BlogHer, welcome! I’m so happy you stopped by. It was a major rush to get the news the other day that I would be featured on their home page and Career & Business section. It’s also funny, because I was a little disappointed in how that particular post turned out. Goes to show, you just never know!

Today, of all days, it’s ironic that BlogHer is spotlighting my work. It’s been exactly four months since I started this blogging adventure. My first post went live on July 1, 2012, two days after I fuddled endlessly with a theme and getting things all set up on WordPress. I remember that day vividly, because I was filled with excitement, yet so terrified at the same time. Unlike blogging to generate awareness of a product or brand, I was jumping into blogging mainly because I needed and craved an outlet. Read more

Poop Transplants, Exploding Ketchup & Yahoo! Oh My!

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Since Marissa Mayer took over, a wild, crazy side has emerged at Yahoo!. Take, for example, their landing page. Arriving there today made me stop, scratch my eyeballs and look again. Here are a few of the headlines and popular stories:

Why Is Counterfeit Ketchup Exploding in New Jersey?

‘Poop Transplants’ May Combat Bacterial Infections

First ‘Klingon Wedding’

Skeleton of French man found in bed after 15 years

In case you’re wondering, they really do move poop from one human to another. From the article:

“Researchers transplanted fecal matter from healthy people into the colons of people infected with the notoriously hard-to-treat Clostridium difficile bacteria, which causes severe, watery diarrhea. The researchers found that 46 out of 49 patients got better within a week of the treatment.”

What.The.F. Read more

7 Biggest Facebook Posting Blunders

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Facebook is the granddaddy of all social media platforms. With more than one billion users, it offers marketers unlimited possibilites. I could be wrong, but chances are you already have a presence on there either as a page or a profile with the Subscribe feature turned on. And that’s a good thing. As a part-time social media consultant, however, I regularly see mistakes being made by rookies and seasoned Facebook page owners and administrators. These mistakes could be detrimental to your efforts in generating awareness of your page and brand and also hurting your ability to engage and connect with your audience.

Below are the 7 biggest Facebook posting blunders I see happening time and time again. How many are you guilty of? Read more

Experiment: You Write the Blog Post!

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Hey MommiFried Community,

I’d like to try a writing experiment, and I’m asking for your help. It’s my goal to broaden the depth of content here on the blog by inviting guests to post and also reaching out to readers for their thoughts, commentary and funny outtakes. Although I started this little project and it’s still my “outlet”, I want to share this experience and platform with all of you. I’m not sure what I’m calling it yet. Maybe Community Voice, which has a nice ring to it. I do know that this will be crowdsourcing and collaboration at its finest. Be a part of it! 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

WTH is with these parenting forum acronyms?

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Since entering the mommy blogging world, I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in online communities and forums related to everything from pregnancy and breastfeeding to moms over 30 and more.  I’ve enjoyed discussing important and relevant topics with other moms and dads and find the atmosphere in most groups and forums to be welcoming and friendly. I have to admit though, I’ve been somewhat baffled by the acronyms that people use. Wait. Let me clarify that statement. I’ve been going freaking bonkers not knowing what the hell kind of language is being used by A LOT of moms and dads.

I finally took some time to research the most frequently used acronyms and abbreviations. I’ve listed below what each stands for and what I thought each meant in parentheses. I might be more MommiFried than I originally thought. Read more

Ode’ to the Pumpkin

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I have a confession. I’m a bit of a pumpkin addict. Whether it’s a recipe for sinful, butt swelling cupcakes or heavenly aromatic candles that make me want to eat them, anything about, having or containing pumpkin is OKAY in my book.

Ripe for the season, I thought it would be appropriate to showcase some of the most divine, blissful, tantalizing pumpkin goodies I’ve come across in recent weeks. If you worship the pumpkin gawds like I do, hold onto your seat. This is going to be one hell of a glorious ride! Read more

Open Letter to OLD BAY® Seasoning

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Dear Head Baytriots:

I hereby put forth my interest in becoming the Official Online Ambaysador for OLD BAY® Seasoning. It seems like a natural fit. I’m OLD(er) and quite sassy. I use OLD BAY® Seasoning generously in all of my cooking – from livening up crockpot favorites to masking several recent casserole screw-ups (let’s not talk about those). When it comes to cooking up the best, I’m proof that you don’t have to have crabs to enjoy OLD BAY®. OLD BAY® really is great on everything else – chicken, gravies, soups, casseroles, ice cream, steak. Okay. Not ice cream. You got me there.

Here’s what else I love about OLD BAY®: Read more

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