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

6 Spending Habits to Slash

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Though earning a raise is certainly nice, cutting expenses can also help you achieve financial freedom – or at the very least, save money for a rainy day. Though it may seem difficult, particularly if you’re on a fixed income and feel that all of your current expenses are justified, it is doable. And you may be paying for things that you don’t need to. Take a look at your monthly expenses and see if there’s any savings to be found. If you’re at a loss, here are six common spending habits that you should consider slashing from your monthly routine – it could reap dividends down the line! Read more

Essential Safety Precautions For Pool Owners

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If you have ever been around small children, you know how fast they can get into mischief. They move very quickly and have a significant talent for getting into anything and everything. That is why pool safety precautions are so crucial, because a child, or even an adult that can’t swim well can drown in a matter of minutes.

The best way to prevent these type of tragedies is provide several “layers of protection” to your pool. Let’s go over some ideas, that when used to complement one another, form the best defense against senseless accidents: Read more

Fun Summer Activities to Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

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Summer is the ideal time to get kids moving outdoors. For little ones, summer outdoor fun also provides an easy way to work on blossoming motor skills

As babies and toddlers develop, gross motor skills and fine motor skills are a continual work in progress. Gross motor skills involve the large muscle groups and include lots of outdoor activities—running, jumping, kicking. Fine motor skills focus on smaller muscles and involve activities like writing, drawing, and blowing bubbles. Kids need to fine tune all muscles and both gross and fine motor skills are imperative during school years.

But telling a little one that they need to work on motor skills isn’t the ideal way to get them motivated. Instead parents can tune up these skills by encouraging playtime fun that embraces both small and large muscle movements.

Get ready to move those kiddos out the door and explore all the great summer activities to help them progress their motor skills: Read more

Paddleboarding Safety for Kids

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Summer’s here and it’s a great time to take the kids out on the water. One summer activity that is quickly becoming a favorite with many families is stand up paddleboarding (SUP) — it’s something that the whole family can enjoy, and it’s a wonderful day to spend a beautiful afternoon! Read more

4 Money Management Mistakes Teens Often Make

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As your adolescent grows into adulthood, they will be faced with financial responsibilities they must tackle on their own. Prepare your child to become a self-sufficient, money manager — give them opportunities to practice organizing and handling finances while they’re still under your roof. Keep in mind that your teen is still building the skills to make well-reasoned and non-impulsive decisions. There are some money mistakes they are likely to make, which you should keep an eye out for and correct when they’re noticed. Here are four money-management mistakes teens commonly make: Read more

Healthy Tips for a Brighter Morning

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Your morning routine has a big impact on how you feel throughout the day. If you’re feeling groggy, stressed out and short on patience, your morning routine could be to blame.

Here are some tips that will help your mornings – and your days – feel less like a struggle so you can feel less stressed, more productive and happier overall. Read more

Adult Skills You Need to Teach Your Children

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Many people look at today’s young adults, and they notice some disturbing trends: they don’t know how to adult. Scratch that — WE don’t know how to adult. I have to say “we” because I am included; I am a millennial who is having a hard time with the adult thing.

While some of the adult troubles are economy based (hello stagnant wages and skyrocketing cost-of-living), there are many adult skills we were simply not taught and instilled with when we were growing up. Understanding money, taxes, insurance, car emergencies, and general accountability for different responsibilities are just some of the things that many young adults are struggling with to varying degrees.

As a parent, you are responsible for preparing your children for their futures. Teaching them to be able to navigate some of the more complex aspects of adulthood should be of utmost importance so they can be successful in their everyday adult lives. Read more

Practical Ways to Save for a Home

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One of the biggest life milestones you can achieve is buying your own home. The accomplishment represents financial stability, maturity and moving towards a bigger picture of how you want to live—which can mean the world when you have a family to raise. Saving money for this big endeavor is not the easiest task, but the following tricks of the home-owning trade can get you well on your way to purchase. Read more