The Icing on the Cake ~ HUGE GIVEAWAY

Guest Post: Dr. Juli Slattery

ID-10026106I have never been much of a cook. With three sisters and a mother who all cook and bake masterfully, I had no reason to learn how. Now that I am a wife and mother, I have reluctantly accepted my role as the family chef. A few years ago, I attempted to bake a homemade cake for a dinner party. I measured all of the ingredients carefully, preheated the oven, and baked my cake at the exact temperature the recipe called for.

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The Mom Sex Challenge

By Heather Patenaude

This month as we celebrate Valentine’s Day, I want to challenge you women to spice things up in the bedroom! As the conclusion to our series on sex and motherhood, (if you missed it be sure to check out those posts here) we want to encourage you to take action in the area of your sex life. Continue reading

Keeping Things Steamy After the Stick Turns Pink

By Erin Davis

I was on Pinterest yesterday and I saw a pin for pregnant boudoir sessions. I laughed out loud. Clearly, the gals in the lingerie with the adorable baby bump and no stretch marks are aliens. That’s the only explanation I can think of. What pregnant girl in her right mind feels sexy enough to schedule a steamy photo shoot?

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Authentic Intimacy: Sex During the Little Kid Years

By Heather Patenaude

How can you keep the love alive after the kids arrive? Dr. Juli Slattery, founder of Authentic Intimacy, tackles this question in more in her final installment of my interview with her. If you missed out, read part one here and part two here. Continue reading

Authentic Intimacy: What’s Okay For Christian Couples?

By Heather Patenaude

When it comes to sex, what’s okay and what’s “off limits” for married couples? Dr. Juli Slattery, founder of Authentic Intimacy, is tackling that question and more in part two of my interview with her. Check it out. If you missed out on part one, find it here. Continue reading

Authentic Intimacy: Distorted Sex, Heartbreak and Mommy Porn

By Heather Patenaude

Dr. Juli Slattery is a clinical psychologist, author, speaker, and broadcaster. You may recognizer her as the former co-host of Focus on the Family. She left that ministry in 2012 to launch Authentic Intimacy, “a non-profit organization designed to ministry to women on all topics related to intimacy in marriage and intimacy with God.”

I recently contacted Juli for the scoop on real, lasting intimacy. Here’s part one of that interview. Continue reading

Yep, We’re Going There: Sex And Motherhood

By Erin Davis

If there’s one thing I love about being a mom who blogs to other moms, it’s the safety I feel about broaching difficult subjects. From potty training, to anger management issues, we’re all in this together. It’s hard to shock another momma. We’ve wiped too many boogers for that. Continue reading

Real Mom: Sex

By Heather Patenaude

(DISCLAIMER: Thankfully I have a group of pretty honest girlfriends and we aren’t scared of touching on the delicate subject of sex. And because of many gut-wrenching honest conversations we’ve had, I understand there are many facets to this subject, many complex situations. In a post this short I won’t be able to touch on all of them. I understand there is a danger in giving simplistic advice with some extremely complicated situations. My hope is to help you evaluate your own “physical intimacy thermometer” and see where there maybe some areas for growth. I will also use broad brush strokes, but I do understand there are women whose situations don’t fit with the norm. Thanks for understanding.) Continue reading