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

A Yuletide Intervention

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10 Iconic TV Characters We Encounter When Flying

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The whole flying thing scares me. I’ll get that out of the way now, before you think I’m one of those people who has racked up 9,746,997 frequent flyer miles (hells no!). It’s not the being in the air at the mercy of some unknown pilot or the treacherous seagulls trying to migrate into the engines that makes me uneasy. I mean, shit happens, right?

What really drives me to drink cheap boxed wine are the people we encounter when flying. The faces might be different from flight to flight, but the personalities are always the same.

Here are 10 you might recognize through the faces of iconic TV characters: Read more

When Penises Are Blue (Not Sad. Like Really Flippin’ Blue.)

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NICK: Why is the head of Luca’s penis blue?
ME: Ummmm, because it is.
NICK: Is there something wrong with it?
ME: No. Baby boy pee pees often look like this. Read more

Cupid Causes Venereal Disease

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I’m pretty sure that at some point someone explained to me why Cupid was associated with Valentine’s Day. Then I had children and my mind became a floating melon. I can’t remember which name goes with which kid. And I sure as hell have no flipping clue why a naked troll armed with a crossbow is love’s representative. So I did what any upright mammal with two legs would do…I Googled to find the answer. Here’s what I learned: Read more

Inside My Head…

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Are a million thoughts all jumbled together.

Is a to-do list a mile long.

Is a teenager still wearing a Bon-Jovi t-shirt and rockin’ blue eye shadow. Read more

This Thing Called Motherhood…

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With the recent birth of our son Luca, I’ve been thrown back into the ring of motherhood full force. It’s one thing mothering and caring for older children, but having two under the age of two is taking it to another level…level of total chaos, that is. It’s been 20 years since I had more than one under the age of two. Now I remember why chocolate became my go-to meal and my hair constantly resembled Don King’s. There’s no time for breathing let alone jumping in the shower to clean the ungodly scent of spitup, poop, and smashed food from your body. I’m a walking disaster and, I’ll admit, I have been feeling sorry for myself. I want to look like Angelina Jolie…just for a minute! I want to sleep for 20 hours and feel like I can take on the world! I just want two seconds to breathe… Read more

Where does time go when you’re a mom? The Infographic…

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About a month ago, I wrote a post entitled Where does time go when you’re a mom?which received a lot of commentary and input from moms around the globe. I had mentioned that an infographic might be necessary to get a real grasp on how our time is actually spent. Well, here it is and, holy bat balls, are we busy! Let me know how this differs from what your day looks like. I’d love to hear from you! Read more

What’s the way to Golden Pond?

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I’m at that age when I thought I’d have my shit together by the age I am now.

This should be tattooed across my forehead. It’s not that I don’t have my shit together; it’s more that I’ve had a constant series of setbacks. Failed relationships. Desperate divorce settlements. Home ownership security to you-never-know rental agreements. Most recently a job opportunity fell through after I had already gieven up the security of another job. Setback after lousy setback.  I mean, really. What’s the way to Golden Pond? Read more

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