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

Crock Pot Apple Pie Cake

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Until yesterday, one thing I had never tried in my crock pot was a cake. I’ve tried a few other desserts and sugary drinks, but never a real baked goodie. When my BFF sent me this recipe for Crock Pot Apple Pie Cake, I knew I had to give it a test drive. And I’m glad I did! Not only was in a cinch to make, it tasted incredible! Pontilicios referred to it as “mouth orgasmic” and I have to agree. The only downside is that it comes out small – lasting minutes in a house full of the male population. Read more

Equipment Malfunction

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A short time ago, we had a slight “equipment” malfunction. I won’t get into what it was or what it’s used for (because that in itself could open up a whole can of worms), but let’s just say I was asked to start this piece of “equipment” and knew immediately upon trying that I had not done it correctly. Naturally, my first question was, “Does it ever not start?” to which I received a stern, “No,” from Pontilicious. Second question out of my verbose chew hole, “Does it ever have a difficult time turning over?” to which I received another very stern, “No”.

At that point Pontilicious was in a bit of a tear to get it into the garage and check it out. I decided to go upstairs, jump on Google and see if this was a common problem, what the typical issues were and what we could do to “fix” it. As I began searching, I heard a garbage can sound like it was being used in a jousting competition and of course, an explosion of cursing. I searched a little faster and found a list of common issues and repairs.

Excited, I began yelling directives down over the steps into the garage (to which the inside door was closed). As I was yelling down, my son Adam was also yelling, from the laundry room, a list of things to check as well. This lead to the following exchange: Read more

Bitchtastic Panties and Bird Shit

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I’m super excited to introduce a new section to MommiFried called: Random Thoughts From My BFF. You’ve read our twisted conversations on here before and have enjoyed them. So today, she is going solo. Sort of. Next step is getting her to actually press the publish button. 🙂 Read more

WTH is with these parenting forum acronyms?

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Since entering the mommy blogging world, I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in online communities and forums related to everything from pregnancy and breastfeeding to moms over 30 and more.  I’ve enjoyed discussing important and relevant topics with other moms and dads and find the atmosphere in most groups and forums to be welcoming and friendly. I have to admit though, I’ve been somewhat baffled by the acronyms that people use. Wait. Let me clarify that statement. I’ve been going freaking bonkers not knowing what the hell kind of language is being used by A LOT of moms and dads.

I finally took some time to research the most frequently used acronyms and abbreviations. I’ve listed below what each stands for and what I thought each meant in parentheses. I might be more MommiFried than I originally thought. Read more

Ode’ to the Pumpkin

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I have a confession. I’m a bit of a pumpkin addict. Whether it’s a recipe for sinful, butt swelling cupcakes or heavenly aromatic candles that make me want to eat them, anything about, having or containing pumpkin is OKAY in my book.

Ripe for the season, I thought it would be appropriate to showcase some of the most divine, blissful, tantalizing pumpkin goodies I’ve come across in recent weeks. If you worship the pumpkin gawds like I do, hold onto your seat. This is going to be one hell of a glorious ride! Read more

Open Letter to OLD BAY® Seasoning

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Dear Head Baytriots:

I hereby put forth my interest in becoming the Official Online Ambaysador for OLD BAY® Seasoning. It seems like a natural fit. I’m OLD(er) and quite sassy. I use OLD BAY® Seasoning generously in all of my cooking – from livening up crockpot favorites to masking several recent casserole screw-ups (let’s not talk about those). When it comes to cooking up the best, I’m proof that you don’t have to have crabs to enjoy OLD BAY®. OLD BAY® really is great on everything else – chicken, gravies, soups, casseroles, ice cream, steak. Okay. Not ice cream. You got me there.

Here’s what else I love about OLD BAY®: Read more

Sometimes you can’t make lemonade

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Yesterday was hands down one of the worst days ever. And I’m NOT exaggerating. I can’t get into details, because some of it is extremely confidential, but it was baaaad. Think of the chances of an asteroid landing in your living room during the season premier of Weedsthat bad. At one point, I was ready to throw in the white towel and say screw everything and everyone.

I’ve gone into today with a clearer head – accepting the fact that sometimes life does indeed give us lemons. And the reality is, you can’t always make lemonade. Sometimes things are just sour. That’s life. Read more

The Things Tweens Say

Posted on by Crystal in Cadenisms, Motherhood | 3 Comments

While being an older mom has many advantages, there are also some drawbacks. The further away you get from your youth – the more distant you are to teen and young adult “lingo”. For instance, Caden walked into my bedroom yesterday to give me something I had dropped in the hallway. I thanked him, to which he replied, “No pra, bra.”

Whaaaaat? Read more