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

5 Ways to Commit to a Stress-Free Holiday Season 

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Creating the perfect holiday also creates stress. Stress about holiday calories, finances, gifts and social event schedules starts to add up, especially if you’re trying to maintain your regular routine of work and family obligations. In 2015, Entrepreneur reported on a Healthline survey that found that generation Xers felt the most stress (65 percent), followed by baby boomers (62 percent) and millennials (61 percent).

As the season approaches, know that there are ways to minimize your stress. This year you can focus on celebrating the holidays with joy and gratitude instead of worrying about your stress levels. Read more

Tips for Cyber Monday

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With each passing year, Cyber Monday becomes bigger and bigger. Last year, sales totaled more than $3 billion, a 16 percent increase over 2014. So it’s anyone’s guess as to what the total sales figures will be this year. It’s probably safe to say that they will be through the roof. Of course, this popularity means that you may be among the people shopping on Cyber Monday (which, if you don’t know, is the first Monday after Thanksgiving; this year, that happens to be November 28th). If so, make the most of Cyber Monday with these tips. You’ll be glad that you did – and so will your bank account. Read more

Three Arguments for School Uniforms

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When I was in school, dress codes were always a big topic. At the beginning of the school year, the school would make a big deal about how the dress code was going to be fully enforced, no exceptions. And always within two weeks students were wearing whatever they wanted again, because teachers weren’t sure how to enforce the rules. Often uniforms would be a threat the school would throw out to scare students into following the dress code, but it never worked. I was always a lone soul wishing that the school would follow through with their threat – I wanted school uniforms. Read more

13 Ways to Look Good and Feel Good During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is a wonderful, life-changing experience! And looking good and feeling good is easy, with these simple tips:

Dress the part

Pregnancy is an excuse for a shopping spree. Fall in love with your body all over again. Invest in a few key pieces that flatter and hug your new shape.  Accessorize with your favorite pieces. Just because you are pregnant does not mean you need to change your style completely.  Read more

How Animals Can Help Children

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Animals are sometimes a controversial topic among families.Your kids want one, but maybe you don’t. Animals are a lot of work and time, and you worry that you will be stuck with most of the work. Animals are so much more than just an extra chore. The benefits of having and being around animals outweigh the annoyances associated with them. Animals can help kids in many ways, in the home, and outside the home. Read more

How Parents and Teachers Can Work Together

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Parents and teachers have a relationship that can be great, terrible, or downright strange. Both parties are saddled with a very important task – the care and instruction of the next generation – and neither party knows exactly what happens when they aren’t around. But whether you are a teacher or a parent, you understand that working together is the best way to support the children in both your lives. A great, cooperative relationship will nurture your children all the more, and help establish a love of learning in them that will last well into their higher education. Read more

Food for Thought: Establishing a Healthy Relationship with Food

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Remember these favorite phrases?

“You can’t be excused from the table until you clean your plate.”

“If you don’t eat your broccoli, no dessert for you.”

“There are kids starving in China.”

Commands, bribes and guilt trips are still common methods of getting kids to eat the food on their plates. The approach to feeding children is different for every family, and it can be tricky, especially with picky eaters. Read more

4 Tips on Teaching Kids How to Save for the Things They Want 

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A great time to teach your tweens and teens the value of a dollar is when they are clamoring to buy a much-wanted item. Instead of advising them to ask for it for their next birthday or caving in and heading to the store, sit down with them and show them how to budget for the desired item. With that in mind, check out the following tips: Read more