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

Stop Telling Me to Smile

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I’m the girl with the long face in all the pictures. Class pictures. Family pictures. Office pictures. It doesn’t matter, I’m that girl. Because of my so-called resting bitch face, I’ve had a lot of people encourage me to turn that frown upside down. To them I ask, why? A smile doesn’t change who I am. Just because I’m not smiling doesn’t mean I’m not happy. Or kind. Or fun. I’m all those things and more. So why force a smile when I’m just as content keeping a serious, sullen, or straight face?

Gift Ideas Outdoorsy Moms are Sure to Love

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If you you would rather hike through the woods than sip a latte at Starbucks, your wardrobe contains several camo shirts and pants, and you can’t wait to go camping with your family again, you are officially an outdoorsy mom.

Now that the holiday season is upon us, your family is probably asking for gift ideas for your nature-loving self. In case you could use a little inspiration for what to ask for this year, consider the following suggestions: Read more

The Benefits of a Community & How to Cultivate One

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A tight-knit community can provide a safe haven for your children, a reliable network and countless personal connections. With busy, transient lives — kids at school, parents at work, dinner on the table, in bed by 10 — we often don’t prioritize fostering a strong sense of community. However, our sense of community affects our brain chemistry, our general well-being and our social identities. Regardless of location, there are many ways to find and create communal settings and social opportunities. Here are a few ideas: Read more

6 Thanksgiving Time Sucks You Ain’t Got Time For, Momma

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It’s that time of year again: Thanksgiving. If you’re a mom this can be a wonderful holiday for celebrating family and being together. It can also be a Prozac-inducing food fest that causes anxiety hives and the purchase of industrial-size bottles of wine (we can dream). Well, get your hand out of the poultry’s hind end for just a minute and listen up. You do not need to be a clucking wonder woman! Not this year, momma!

Relax and enjoy! Here are 6 Thanksgiving time sucks you aint’t got time for: 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

Advice from Women Leaders for Mompreneurs

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Despite the barriers and challenges, women are as equally qualified as men to run big businesses. According to a new Pew Research Survey, most Americans found women to be more innovative, more intelligent, more compassionate and stronger than men when it comes to being organized leaders. Women are making strides in the business world. Find out what you can learn from them. Here are three women in big business who are leading the way for today’s mompreneurs. Read more

Maine: The Place to Launch Your Entrepreneurial Dreams

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domain .me_logoHere in Maine we’re known for our quirky little accents and plush green acres, with 90 percent of our gorgeous state covered in forest. We’re also recognized for our sea critters that make any dinner sing and our winter wonderland that is guaranteed to arrive just in time for Santa. So what are we not known for? ENTREPRENEURSHIP! Read more

States with Highest Skin Cancer Risks (Infographic)

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Setting them free

Wanting a little sunshine in your life is understandable; after all, research shows that some Vitamin D can improve your sleep, boost your mood, and more. But while getting out and about is good for your health, the risk of skin cancer still exists. In fact, one in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime, and melanoma causes nearly 4/5 of skin cancer deaths.

You may think that you’re free from skin cancer risks if you don’t live in a traditionally sun-soaked state like California or Florida. However, the research may surprise you: sunny states like Florida and Texas have some of the lowest risks of skin cancer, despite popular outdoor activities like going to the beach and hiking. Other low-risk states include Nevada, Arizona, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Read more