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

Lazy Day Thoughts – Always a Dollar Short

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It’s been a lazy day around the Ponti household. For the most part, we’ve watched episodes from the second season of Legend of the Seeker and had breakfast. I enjoy having a little downtime, but lazy usually means I have way too much time to think. And thinking is either dangerous or depressing. I’ll warn you in advance that, today, my thoughts are rather depressing. Read more

Cuddle with a tooth. Really. Do it.

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This just showed up in my Pinterest feed:

My eyes shook like a marathon Pac-Man player. I’m scarred. I’ll have horrible gut-wrenching dreams and night sweats. No. Different than menopause, but I feel your pain. Read more

DVDs: The New Babysitter!

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Aless is currently removing all of the DVDs from the shelf in a very chaotic manner. And I sit back and think “A mini-vacation”. Thank you DVDs! 🙂

10 Must-Follow “Tips for Moms” Pinterest Boards

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Pinterest is the new playground for millions of women around the world, including moms. Some of my favorite boards feature pins that truly help my “mothering” efforts. Whether you’re a seasoned pinner or just venturing on to Pinterest for the first time, these “Tips for Moms” Pinterest boards will help you save time and money and possibly prevent you from pulling your hair out. They are definitely worthy of your follow! Read more

Just another mommy blogger?

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I just typed in a search term on Google that I never thought in a million years I would be looking up:

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There’s a valid reason for this. I received my first mean comment about my blog – errr about me – this afternoon. Someone wrote:

“Your blog is funny but you seem like just another boring suburban housewife. Just another mommy blogger and there are too many of you.”

Excusez-moi? Read more

Where the hell did Ann Curry go?

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I must have been living under a rock the past few months because I missed some major news stories, including the one about Ann Curry being ousted as the co-anchor of Today. What.The.F. I had a chance to catch up and view her farewell on YouTube. Wow! Not only did she suffer a major public humiliation, she literally fell apart on national television – genuinely. Really, what were the bitches behind this dumbass move thinking? Read more

You say microwave. I say macrowave.

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When we moved into the new place, the microwave, toaster oven AND coffee pot decided to die – like a mass suicide – all within the same week. We just got around – well, Nick just got around – to buying a new one today. Upon taking it out of the box and using it for the first time, this is how the conversation went (Nick from the kitchen, me in the bedroom at the end of the hall – yeah, we were yelling back and forth): Read more

Recommended on Netflix: TV Series

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I’m not a huge fan of movies on Netflix. To me, the choices are pretty slim and what movies are available are those you have either seen a hundred times on The Hallmark Channel or simply passed on the first time around. But! I do love the TV series they have on there – all those shows you saw advertised at one time, got excited about, said “I’m definitely watching that when it comes out this fall (or summer)!” and never actually got around to watching even the pilot episode of a single one. Well, Netflix lets you redeem yourself! Read more