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

How the Media Made Being Pregnant After 35 a Nightmare for Me

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I was 37 when I carried and gave birth last year to my daughter, Alessandra. It was a relatively easy pregnancy, but I worried the entire time. I take that back. Worried is definitely an understatement. I was frantically obsessed that something “bad” was going to happen. The media had me convinced that because of my age there was a strong possibility I would have complications during labor or that my precious angel could be born with a birth defect. Although I was offered certain prenatal screening tests to check for problems ahead of time, I declined. I was even more petrified that invasive testing would cause complications or worse. After finally having my little girl within reach, I was not going to risk miscarrying or harming her in any way before she was born. Read more

Sugar Cookie Bars – Bliss!

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I’m on vacation, which means I’ve been trying to sneak in some baking time. Yesterday, I found a recipe on Pinterest that made my mouth water – Sugar Cookie Bars. They were easy to make and turned out to be absolutely scrumptious!


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Keep Your Parenting Advice To Yourself (please and thanks)

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I love how even at my age I am continually lectured about how I should and shouldn’t raise my daughter (and other kids – including the new one). How could I possibly have let her drink from a sippy cup at only 7-months-old? Why we would ever consider co-sleeping with her? After all, this screws with a child’s independence, right? You know, I like to think of myself as a good mother. I have raised three wonderful boys. They have never been in serious trouble or made devastating choices. They are not racist or judgmental. They are good, well-adjusted kids. I raised them and helped shape who they are today. And I did a damn good job. Read more

Aebleskivers for Breakfast!

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Caden’s grandparents are up visiting from Florida and grandma had the opportunity to teach Caden how to make aebleskivers this morning. Aebleskivers are traditional Danish pancakes. Unlike flat pancakes made in a pan or on a grill, aebleskivers are cooked to perfection in a special type of pan producing a round puff-like pastry or popover. Read more

Breathtaking Public Domain Images

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As I was searching for a photo from the public domain to add to a blog post, I came across a handful of random images that are simple breathtaking. I wanted to share these with you. Which one is your favorite? Read more

Every Road Has Its Thorn. What?

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We all have that one song. You know, the one where no matter how hard we try, we cannot seem to figure out the lyrics. Each time it comes on the radio, is used in a movie or flows through Spotify or Pandora, we put our ear to the speaker just hoping. Hoping the words are suddenly clear and crisp. Yeah right. Read more

Vacation Time!

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I’m officially on vacation this week which means rather than working 26 jobs, I’ll only be working 25. Yay! Remarkably, there are a few things on the agenda this time around. We hope to visit Stonewall Kitchen down in York. There’s a magnitude of things there that I can add to my Pinterest board, “Food Sure to Make My Butt Grow” but the one thing I am not leaving without is their brand new Chocolate Strawberry Jam. Oh yum.  Read more

What has happened to the Olympic Games?

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Growing up I remember anxiously awaiting the return of the Olympic Games, watching wide-eyed as iconic figures such as Scott Hamilton and Mary Lou Retton took to the ice and uneven bars, respectively. With signature moves and million-dollar smiles, they wowed us with their pure athletic prowess and genuine love for the games.  My grandmother and I often watched together on a small black and white TV. We didn’t have high definition, a 50-inch LCD screen or extravagantly produced commercials filling in the gaps. But we didn’t need these things. All we needed – all we wanted – was to see and experience the excitement and competition. Read more