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

How Mommy Bloggers Can Use LinkedIn

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Think LinkedIn is all about showing off your resume and qualifications or simply a tool for performing a job search? Think again. LinkedIn is actually a very beneficial tool for mommy bloggers and can be an incredible resource for your blog. Considered the ultimate B2B social networking platform, I use it extensively for my social media clients and believe it is one of the most effective drivers of leads, traffic and referrals (when used correctly).

Now you might be cringing at the thought of adding yet another social media platform to your efforts. I promise you will not be disappointed. Thankfully, once set up, LinkedIn requires less time and effort than maintaining a Facebook page or keeping up with Twitter.

Here are a few reasons you want to be on LinkedIn: Read more

Old-Time Fried Cakes Recipe

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Still digging into the old recipe tin I found stashed in a moving tote. Another gem turned up, again in my grandmother’s handwriting, a recipe for “Fried Cakes.” I had to improvise because I think she assumed we would all know how to whip these up. Enjoy! Read more

Can you guess what this is?

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A million guesses would not have gotten me closer to correctly identifying this antique gadget, which was used primarily by men.  Do you have any idea what it is? Read more

Cuddle with a tooth. Really. Do it.

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This just showed up in my Pinterest feed:

My eyes shook like a marathon Pac-Man player. I’m scarred. I’ll have horrible gut-wrenching dreams and night sweats. No. Different than menopause, but I feel your pain. Read more

10 Must-Follow “Tips for Moms” Pinterest Boards

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Pinterest is the new playground for millions of women around the world, including moms. Some of my favorite boards feature pins that truly help my “mothering” efforts. Whether you’re a seasoned pinner or just venturing on to Pinterest for the first time, these “Tips for Moms” Pinterest boards will help you save time and money and possibly prevent you from pulling your hair out. They are definitely worthy of your follow! Read more

Where the hell did Ann Curry go?

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I must have been living under a rock the past few months because I missed some major news stories, including the one about Ann Curry being ousted as the co-anchor of Today. What.The.F. I had a chance to catch up and view her farewell on YouTube. Wow! Not only did she suffer a major public humiliation, she literally fell apart on national television – genuinely. Really, what were the bitches behind this dumbass move thinking? Read more

Recommended on Netflix: TV Series

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I’m not a huge fan of movies on Netflix. To me, the choices are pretty slim and what movies are available are those you have either seen a hundred times on The Hallmark Channel or simply passed on the first time around. But! I do love the TV series they have on there – all those shows you saw advertised at one time, got excited about, said “I’m definitely watching that when it comes out this fall (or summer)!” and never actually got around to watching even the pilot episode of a single one. Well, Netflix lets you redeem yourself! Read more

Are “junk food laws” a bit unsavory?

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I just finished reading a TIME article that discussed the results of the first study covering the effectiveness of so-called “junk food laws” in schools. According to the study released online in the journal of Pediatrics, “laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity.” May? Oh, that’s encouraging. Read more