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

Recruiting the Next Generation to Accommodate the Upcoming Nursing Shortage

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Talk of a nursing shortage is nothing new in the United States. For decades, students have been told that there are plenty of nursing jobs to be had. Not surprisingly, this trend is continuing, but according to many experts the deficit is expected to rise exponentially as more of the previous generation of nurses retire and leave plenty of room for newcomers. To compound the situation, the incidence of chronic disease is rising, the current nurses are aging along with the rest of the growing population, and you don’t often hear young people brag about how they’re pursuing a master of science in nursing, even though doing so is reasonably doable for most collegiate level adults. Read more

4 Tips to Help You Navigate Your Teen Through Their Formative Years

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Next week, your 12-year-old will reach an amazing milestone: They will have a birthday, and in doing so, will become an official teenager. While part of you is excited for your teen-to-be and the exciting changes that will happen during the next several years, you also want to hold onto the past and remember your kiddo as your “little boy” as long as possible.

In order to help both you and your teen navigate the teenage years as smoothly as possible, consider the following tips: Read more

Activities for Toddlers When Mommy is Tired

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As a mum, there are days when you simply can’t muster enough strength to play with your charming toddler.  It could be as a result of exhaustion or as a result of other commitments. Whatever it might be, you don’t have to always turn on the TV and hope for the best.  This piece takes a look at some activities you should try. Many of them are dependent on having cooperative slightly older children though! Read more

Dealing with Life When One Parent Is Incapacitated by an Accident on the Job

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Each and every day someone is injured on the job and according to statistics from the United States Department of Labor that number totals at least 13 deaths daily due to these injuries. That’s a figure totaling more than 4,800 fatalities a year throughout the entire country.

However, what happens when a parent isn’t killed on the job but is left with a permanent incapacity to work or carry on many of the tasks of daily living? If you or a loved one has been injured while undertaking a job-related task, on the clock that is, what recourse do you have? How will you support your minor children and continue living knowing that you can never work again? Here are a few things you might need to know. Read more

Great Ways to Get Your Kids More Social

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As parents, you want your kids to grow up to be successful. You think about their academic abilities and make sure they are getting a good rounded education. But the truth is, your kid could be the smartest one in the class, but if they don’t have any social skills, they might still not get far in life. Social skills are necessary for building and maintaining relationships, whether they be personal or professional. But how much more socialization do kids need outside of school? If you ask me, a lot. Read more

How to Balance Work and Spending Enough Quality Time with Your Kids

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Many families these days rely on two working parents to support the household. For many moms, and dads too, there can come a lot of guilt with wanting to maintain a career while also being a good parent. If you’re struggling to find a balance between work and spending quality time with your kids, you’re not alone! Learning how to balance work and home life is simple if you keep the 3 “P’s” in mind—planning, preparation, and prioritizing. By planning and preparing for your day in advance and prioritizing tasks, you’ll make time for your children where you never thought possible. Follow these tips to put the 3 “P’s” in action and get down the balancing act of work and kids: Read more

The Best Tips for Planning a Pool Party on a Budget

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Summertime isn’t just for kids anymore. As the stresses of work pile up throughout the year, more and more adults are saving up vacation time and planning for holidays during the warmer months so they can spend time with family and relax a bit. Cookouts and pool parties are some of the most popular ways to celebrate summer, but making preparations can be costly and time-consuming.

There are several things you can do to have a fun fete and keep costs down, however, and your guests will never know you didn’t spend a fortune on food and decorations. Here are some of the best tips for planning a pool party on a budget. Read more

Ultimate Flexibility: Finding Work That Suits Your Passion, Schedule

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There is never a dull moment when you have kids, much less relaxation time. If you work outside the home, the yearning to spend more time with your kids, along with wanting a more desirable schedule, can often be overwhelming. And if you stay home with your kids, the need for additional income, plus a purpose outside of parenting, can also be something you have been contemplating.

If you’re considering starting a freelance gig that lets you become your own boss while exploring the things you’re passionate about, read on for information and tips on how to get started. Read more

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