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Having It All

By Guest Blogger Cathy Villeneuve I am a 44 year-old woman, and I have been single for the past eight years following a nasty separation and divorce. I have two boys from the same father, my ex-husband. I live in a nice rented house, in a nice community, and I own my own business. I constantly need to find new…

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Wordless Wednesday: 14 Years Married. 19 Years Together.

[caption id="attachment_23894" align="alignnone" width="258"] photo credit: zazzle.com[/caption] Wow, these are some wild numbers when you're just 39 years old! Yes, today, I celebrate 14 years of marriage. We were just teens when we feel in love-- 19 years old to be exact... him 20. We smoked, we drank, we studied, we partied, we slept, we had a lot of sex,…

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My Life: From Stripper To Therapist

By Guest Blogger Maya Jordan I was an ugly duckling as a kid.  Awkward, face full of braces and freckles, tall and skinny as a Kenyan track star in a culture that valued short and curvy. I grew up in the Midwest, where, as Lebron James says, nothing is given, everything is earned. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo credit: Flickr[/caption]…

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Wordless Wednesday: Born In France

Yes, I got this email from my husband over the weekend and it made me squirt coffee outta my nose. Maybe THIS explains the weight gain I wrote about on Monday. Oh boy, I think I have LESS eating and MORE putting out to do. Yah. Maybe I WAS born in France. Pardon my French. ;)

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New Research: The Secrets To Living Longer

So I've been thinking a lot about my health lately as I approach 40 and notice huge changes in my body. I was the girl you didn't like-- the girl who ate whatever she wanted and nothing would stick. Well, those days are now over and I have officially landed on planet earth to join the rest of the world.…

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6 Ways to Keep Your Relationship Spicy on Valentine’s Day and Beyond

By Guest Blogger Laurie Gerber Happy Valentine's Day, Lovebirds! I’ve been with my husband for 20 years and so far neither of us has cheated. We have something really great, but if you read my blog, you'd know it wasn't always so good. We had our troubles and issues in our marriage, same as all couples. I will tell you that it…

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THAT Time of the Month

Today we're having THE TALK. No, no, not the talk you have with your teens about boyfriends, safe sex and monthly periods. Well, actually, we ARE talking about our monthly period, but in a different way. We have spoken about THAT time of the month before on the blog, but from our anonymous Man on the Fence's perspective. You girls reacted…

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How To Get Your Marriage To SIZZLE And Not FIZZLE (VIDEO)

Most of us are familiar with the Penny in the Jar Theory, explained on this week's parenting segment. But I won't spoil it for you if you haven't heard of it. Truth: After marriage and kids, couples can begin to take each other for granted, get bogged down by routine monotony, and can sometimes feel as if they are staring…

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Better Sex Tips for the Modern Woman

WARNING: THIS POST IS GRAPHIC. WE'VE NEVER EXPLORED SEXUALITY THIS OPENLY, BUT WE ARE A WOMEN'S LIFESTYLE BLOG AFTER ALL. AS A REMINDER, THIS IS NOT MY STORY, BUT NEVERTHELESS, ONE YOU MIGHT LIKE TO READ. IF FIFTY SHADES CAN TAKE SEX MAINSTREAM, WELL THEN, SO CAN WE. ;) PLUS, IT'S THE WEEKEND, SO MAYBE SOME MUCH NEEDED INSPIRATION WITH…

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How To Add Spice and Romance To Your Relationship With Feng Shui

By Guest Blogger Kathryn Weber When it comes to slipping between the sheets, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is feng shui in your bedroom. Yet it’s the feng shui of your bedroom that could just make the difference between a so-so romantic experience and an overarching deity of oohs and aaahs. Bedroom parity can solve the bedroom rarity…

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