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

Hands Off My Mom Pouch!

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Twenty years ago, I obsessed over my appearance.  I was never thin enough. My thighs were too big. My toes were too long. I was shaped like a pear. No, wait. A peach. Now that I’m forty with five kids under my belt, I’ve learned to embrace the imperfections. I accept the pregnancy road rash and consider the newly sagging skin a rite of passage. By most standards, I have entered mid-life. And I’m okay with that. It also doesn’t hurt that I am married to someone who loves me for who I am–blemishes and all.  Read more

Bondage Body Wash for Morticians (Yep)

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PONTILICIOUS: Smell this… (shoves arm into my face)

ME: Hey! Watch it!

PONTILICIOUS: Smell this! (again shoves arm into my face and up my nostrils)

ME: Okay! What? What am I smelling? Read more

Family Time Pictorial

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I’ve seen more of my family in the last few weeks than I have in the past year. It’s been AWESOME! I love having my kids around and enjoying some downtime with them. There’s nothing like family time. Here are just a few pics we’ve snapped along the way… Read more

Ghetto Nuns and Margarita Handshakes

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On our way to Wal-Mart yesterday and after leaving Applebee’s where one Pontilicious had several Happy Hour margaritas (have you ever seen the size of those puppies?!), we stopped at a convenience store in a rather – unpleasant? – part of town. This resulted in the following conversation:

PONTILICIOUS: Did you really lock the doors when I went inside?

ME: Yes!

PONTILICIOUS: Why? I was right there (points to inside of store). Literally, feet from you. Only that glass window was between us.

ME: I don’t care. This is not the best area of town. I didn’t want someone car jacking us or taking one of the kids. Read more

Oxen and Chimney Fires

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ME: I’m glad we didn’t have a chimney fire yesterday. That scared the shit out of me.

PONTILICIOUS: I knew we didn’t have one.

ME: Well it was a relief to not see flames shooting out of the chimney.

PONTILICIOUS: What the hell? Read more

How warm is it outside?

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Sometimes you just gotta laugh…

PONTILICIOUS: (standing on front porch with door wide open to the living room) It’s so warm outside today!

ME: (shivering and cursing under my breath) It’s like 10 degrees out. It’s not warm. Read more

No, You Do NOT Have Low T

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Aless woke up at 3:30 again yesterday morning. Rather than sit there like a couple of mutant zombies, Pontilicious and I turned on some early morning programming otherwise known as the infomercial mosh pit of ick. It’s always the same old miracle stain removers, photoshopped abs and vacuum cleaners that could suck up small planets. OMG! There goes Uranus! Grab it! No, don’t, really. That’s just weird and gross. Read more