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Meatloaf told us we should love the one we’re with … but that’s uninspiring. How do you not just love the one you’re with, but DESIRE him, long term, in a committed and intimate way? How do you WANT him? Not just today, but for the decades to come? It seems like Valentine’s Day is more »

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I took this picture of a Valentine’s card last February. (Note, I didn’t buy the card: we aren’t big Valentine’s Day sort of people. Bah hum bug.) I thought of this photo again recently, as Chicago has definitely hit socks-in-bed season. And while my last post may have been a gentle reminder to be thoughtful more »

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The Case of the Missing Night Gown

My grandma had a favorite nightgown. She’d worn it for years, and it looked like it. Perhaps it was faded, and a bit threadbare in a spot or two. Knowing my grandma, she’d have fixed a slipped hem, or maybe even darned a hole. Regardless, the nightgown had seen better days. And my grandpa didn’t more »

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I’m about to share a story … and let me warn you, it gets a little graphic.  We’re beginning, half-heartedly, to potty train our 2 year-old, Maggie. The other day, as she sat on the training toilet, Maggie stuck her hands into the empty toilet bowl just to check on how things were going. “No, no, more »

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When Cliff and I were trying to settle on a name for this website, we considered www.leaveyoursockson.com. Why? Because knowing it’s okay to leave your socks on during – well, you know – is one of the defining moments of really knowing your married. Married sex has a bad rep. It’s predictable, four out of more »

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As the mother of future teenagers, I confess to being more than wee bit frightened of raising children in the digital age. We have older nieces and nephews, and have already heard of regrettable exploits by their friends: smartphones + hormones = dangerous combination. So it was with a generous sigh of relief that I more »

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A few years ago I took a day off work to deep clean our carpets. (I really know how to have a good time, huh?) I rented a steam cleaner from the local Home Depot, and went to work on the stubborn spots on the stairs, the ground in dirt in the hallway, and the more »

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Sex is good for marriage, and that’s probably not something you need to be told. It’s something as obvious as saying “vegetables are good for your health” or “politics can get ugly.” But why exactly it’s good for marriage … well, that’s not as obvious. I’ve been thinking about this lately. Here are my thoughts more »

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Cliff reminded me earlier today that one of our big fears, at the start of our relationship, was running out of things to talk about. And we have. Many times over. Amazingly, we’ve learned to enjoy the silence, while also trusting that another great topic of conversation will come up soon. But sometimes you don’t more »

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Date your wife > Have a better sex life. That’s what findings from a recent University of Virginia National Marriage Project survey showed. The group “analyzed data on one-on-one couple time from two nationally representative data sets and found that wives who spend couple time with their husbands at least once a week are 3.5 more »

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