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 Guide to Your Child’s First Fishing Trip

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Your child’s first fishing trip should be an enjoyable experience for both you and your kid, yet, many parents forget that they too are required to have a good time on these outings. Often, parents become so obsessed with ensuring that their children will enjoy their first experience that they simply forget to enjoy it themselves. This is often the first and most detrimental error made when embarking on an initial fishing adventure with your children. If you’re concerned about over-preparing or even under-preparing for your child’s first fishing trip then sit back, relax and realize that you can prepare with minimal effort and still enjoy the experience just as much, if not more so, than the kids. Read more

How to Find Cheap Family Event Tickets

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Attending events together as a family and having fun is an important part of life, and can be essential to helping your family to strengthen its bond. However, when you have a family, purchasing tickets to events such as concerts, shows, sporting games and more definitely doesn’t come cheap. Because of this, many people think that their family has to miss out on experiencing some amazing events simply because they don’t have enough room in their budget. However, this doesn’t have to be the case, as there are plenty of great ways in which you can find cut-price and discounted ticket deals for some of the best family-oriented events. We’ve put together a handy guide for moms and dads who are trying to find the best prices on family tickets online. Read more

Why Knowing Your Neighbors Leads to a Safer Neighborhood

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You might have grown up playing with the neighborhood kids, watching your mom sip coffee with some of the other moms on their porches and getting together for holiday celebrations and block parties. Nowadays, the combination of busy schedules and technology—like garage door openers that allow us to simply drive our cars into our garages and disappear into our homes—have caused some neighborhoods to seem more like ghost towns than friendly gathering places. Read more

I’m a Closet Pooper

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I have a huge confession to make. I can’t poop when anyone is around. For some reason, I completely freeze up and my shooter shuts down. I call it the emergency shit switch. It’s like a catastrophic event when I need to poop and there are people nearby. The switch gets flipped and shit just stops. Literally. Read more

You Know You’re a Multi-Tasking Goddess Mother When…

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You can simultaneously pee while bouncing a two-month-old on your knee (and while having a two-year-old crawling over your shoulder to sit in the sink…like a genie.)

You’ve mastered the art of folding clothes with one arm, because there’s an infant asleep in the crook of the other. Read more

Happy Fourth of July Everyone!

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Stupid Is As Stupid Does – Apparently

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It’s been awhile since I’ve gone off on a mad tangent. I’m about to do just that, so either cover your eyes or quickly click to the next post. I won’t be offended. The thing is, I’m pissed. Right down to the core ticked off at the apparent stupidity of some people in our society. I know. It’s not nice to call people names or insult them. Well…Who in their right mind showers the rich with wedding gifts because they accidentally discover their wedding registry online? These people did and have – in outrageous numbers. What really irritates me is how pompous that little QB looks sitting there ON TOP of the gifts he’s received, which are thrown into a HEAP. One huge messy pile of wasted money. Money that could have gone into a child’s education or to help the needy. Read more

My Favorite Pins of the Week: Express Yourself

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The last few weeks have been a shitstorm around the Ponti household. This has left me feeling particularly, let’s say, volatile. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not going to jump off a bridge or assassinate my family while they’re sleeping. By volatile, I mean my attitude is more or less: bite my ass. My favorite pins of the week express in pictures what I would love to say in words: Read more