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  • 5 Signs He Doesn't Love You

    By GalTime.com
    You're in a relationship and you've got the sex part down, but you question whether he REALLY loves you. Love and sex expert Dr Jane Greer says there are five signs to tell if he's FAKING IT in the love department:

    You're in a relationship and you've got the sex part down, but you question whether he REALLY loves you. Love and sex expert Dr Jane Greer says there are five signs to tell if he's FAKING IT in the love department:

    1. If he says to you 'I only want to be with you," pay attention. The question that should come to mind is, 'Well, who else? Who else would you want to be with? Why am I the only one?' What does that even mean?

    2. He says, 'I want you to have my baby.' Trust me, that very often is said in the passion of the moment and he means it in the moment but it's not going to be the way he feels the next day.
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    3. He's NOT affectionate and/or if you're kissing and he's kissing you back but you find

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  • Choosing Your Wedding Colors: What to Consider

    By Wedding Expert Elizabeth Corr for GalTime.com

    Will pink be part of your wedding color scheme?Will pink be part of your wedding color scheme?Picking out your wedding colors can be tricky. Not only are there so many to choose from, but you will want to make sure your choices complement each other. When choosing your colors, your best bet is to stick to three.

    The first color to consider is your dominant color. This will be the color that is most seen throughout your wedding, such as on your invitations, attendants' attire, flowers and decorations.

    Your second color is the subordinate color; it should complement the dominant color. This color will be seen in most aspects of your wedding, such as in details on the invitations, table settings and some decorations.

    The third color is the accent color. This color should blend well with both the dominant and subordinate colors. The accent colors will only be seen in small details of your wedding, such as flowers or accessories.

    Related: 6 Ways to Keep the Romance Alive When Planning a Wedding

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  • Your Genetic Destiny: Will You Look like Your Mom?

    By Sasha BeautyBlogger for GalTime.com

    What are you inheriting from your mother?What are you inheriting from your mother?How many times have you heard, "You look just like your mother?" Or, "You have your mother's smile?" Some men even joke that if you want to know what a woman will look like in twenty years, just look at her mother!

    At one time or another, just about every woman has scrutinized how her mom ages and wondered about her own genetic destiny.

    A recent exchange at my hair salon got me thinking when a hair stylist adamantly begged the aging gods (who apparently live in the ceiling of the salon) that she not inherit her mom's skin. So, naturally, I began to wonder: Will I get my mother's excessive age spots? Or her deep smile lines? That day, I sent a silent prayer of my own to the heavens that I not inherit her saggy eyelids. (I wonder how I can get on their short list?)

    In my mind, I've always envisioned my aging process being similar to Sophia Loren's. But when I look at my mother, my plans seem pretty far-fetched. So, is my aging

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  • What to Do when Your Daughter's the Mean Girl

    By Signe Whitson, LSW for GalTime.com

    Mean GirlMean GirlI knew this day would come. I was, of course, hoping it never would-hoping that my daughter would never be mean to someone else's daughter-but as they say, I wrote the book on girl bullying in elementary school, so I knew that there was a pretty good chance that despite all of my best efforts, one of these days, my girl was gonna act like the mean one. This morning, she told me about it.

    Not in a confessional kind of way, mind you. Rather, in a completely casual, half-delighted voice, as she was eating her breakfast and I was at her side packing her lunch, she dropped the, "Guess-what-Mommy-Jessica-said-she-was-going-to-be-in-the-We-Don't Like-Madison-club-also."

    Stomach drop. Head spin. Knees turn to mush.

    "What did you say, honey?" I managed to ask.

    Related: Mean Girls: Harder On You than Your Child?

    I had heard her words perfectly clearly and the implications of them hit me straight away. My question was my way of

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  • Sibling Rivalries (Among Your Pets)

    By Natalie Perkins, GalTime.com

    Pet Rivalries Pet Rivalries Scratching, clawing, biting, hissing-no, I'm not talking about shoppers at the Jason Wu Target Sale, I'm talking about pet rivalries! Having two or more pets that just don't seem to get along, be it dogs, cats, or a combination of both, can be frustrating, time-consuming, and even dangerous! That's why we turned to Amy Shojai, certified Animal Behavior Consultant and author of over 20 cat and dog care books, to give us a little bit of help dealing with these "sibling rivalries."

    To begin with, Shojai wants us to think of rivalries as a sort of natural competition among our pets. Survival of the fittest has been a large part of evolution for all species, so competition can be seen as a sort of instinctual strategy for survival.

    According to Shojai, "It's a numbers game-two pets usually love, like, or at least learn to tolerate each other; three pets can create an odd-pet-out that gets bullied; four pets and above virtually guarantees serious

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  • 10 Signs You Really ARE Ruining Your Kids' Lives

    By GalTime Parenting Pro Michele Borba, Ed.D.


    10 Worst Things Parents Do to Ruin Kids' Social Lives

    Let's face it, friends play an enormous part of our children's self-esteem and success quotient for life. I'm often asked whether parents really can influence their children's ability to make friends. My answer is always a resounding: "Yes!" After all, parents can be a tremendous impact on kids' social lives, but they can hinder and even harm their children's friendship chances as well. Here are ten ways that parents can rain on their kids' social parade.

    1. Set a Terrible Example. Do you tell your kids to have good manners, but then verbally abuse your waiter? Do you tell your kids not to talk about people behind their back, and then pick up the phone to gossip? Don't expect your kids to be a good friend unless you are.

    2. Be a Pushy Stage Mom. Do you insist that your shy son have a huge birthday party even though he'd rather invite his one close friend? Have

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  • Eco-Friendly Easter Ideas

    By Eco-Expert Emily Anderson for GalTime.com

    Eco-friendly EasterEco-friendly Easter Like most parents, my time is limited. When it comes to the holidays, I always make an effort to be eco-friendly. But even I have my limits. After all, holidays is about being together, and for me the most precious resource is time.

    I love doing craft projects with my children that we can also enjoy when we celebrate the holiday. Of course Easter has a lot of different ways to get creative, and I'm not just talking about dying eggs. And I am definitely not going to make my own natural dyes. Making our own home-grown dye for the Easter Eggs falls into the category of "um, yeah, like THAT'S going to happen." First of all, you don't eat the dye.

    Second of all, it is food safe, and not what I consider eco-friendly, but it's not that bad for you. I just think that there are so many other ways to "Eco-My-Easter" without adding something that's too time-consuming to actually do.

    On the other hand, I'd hate to tell you not to do some

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  • Perfect Passover Brownies

    By Shira Scott, GalTime.com
    Perfect Passover browniesPerfect Passover brownies

    I love Passover brownies, even more than regular brownies. Not sure whether that's because of the taste or because they come with a cookbook full of memories.
    I've tried many recipes over the years and this one is by far the best....simple, yet delicious. It's good with meat or dairy meals.

    I top my brownie with a spoonful of homemade whipped cream (I use very little sugar in the cream since the brownies are sweet).

    INGREDIENTS

    • 5 large eggs

    • 2 1/2 cups sugar

    • 1 1/4 cups oil

    • 3/4 cup baking cocoa

    • 1 1/4 cups Passover cake meal (not matzoh meal)

    • Optional ingredients: 1 cup chopped walnuts or 1/4 cup chocolate chips (try white chips)

    Related: Powerfoods for Passover

    DIRECTIONS

    • Preheat oven to 350 degress

    • Beat eggs and sugar until pale and lemony (use mixer if possible)

    • Beat in oil, cocoa, and cake meal. Blend well.

    • Stir in walnuts

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  • 14 Tips for Flying with Babies

    By Traveling Mom Kim Orlando for GalTime.com

    Top tips to make flying with your little ones a sky-high experience.Top tips to make flying with your little ones a sky-high experience.Traveling with infants and traveling with kids young enough to be in car seats can mean headaches for traveling moms. These 14 tips can make family vacations easier.

    1. Many airports these days have separate security lines for families traveling with kids and for frequent flyers. Choose the family line so you can take your time and not stress about impatient people behind you. I've even seen moms helping one another get through the line.

    2. You'll need to run everything, including the car seat, stroller, diaper bag and baby's shoes through the X-ray machine then carry the baby through the metal detector.

    3. Leave the base for the infant car seat at home. You don't need it-- just put the seat belt over the top on the slots. (This works for cars as well as airplanes.)

    4. Bring a stroller and car seat to the gate even if you didn't buy a seat for the baby. When you get to the gate, stop at the counter and ask whether there are any

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  • 6 Top Tips for Surviving a Trip with the Kids

    By GalTime Family Fun Expert Desiree Miller

    Keep stress low even when flying high.Keep stress low even when flying high.

    A trip with the family can be lots of fun-or a migraine in the making-depending on how you plan and what you pack. We have some tips to make sure your travels are on the terrific side instead of the terrible.

    TIP NUMBER 1:

    Pack a backpack for each child. Make sure it's a size they can carry on their own and can fit their favorite two or three toys. Even a coloring book and crayons can do wonders to whittle down the hours stuck in a car or waiting in an airport. Put in a couple snacks and their favorite drink. If they're carrying a videogame, make sure you pack that charger and/or extra batteries.

    TIP NUMBER 2:

    Hit the dollar store for presents along the way. If your kids are like mine, it may not take long before the "how much longer?" refrain begins. Well, we like to mark off the hours with an inexpensive toy every hour of the drive (think dollar store items here). So, if you have an eight hour trip, pack eight little

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