Parenting and Sex

Are you a mom of young children who finds parenting and sex a challenge? Motherhood is often a challenge in itself whether you are battling fatigue from any (or all!) of the following:

  • sleepless nights with a newborn infant
  • breastfeeding, burping, and diaper changing your baby many times in a day!
  • busy days running after your active toddler
  • helping out at your child’s preschool
  • doing the extra laundry that comes with babies and young children
  • and the list goes on!

How can you fit both mothering and lovemaking into your life? Where does a young mom find time for both?

How can you have energy for all the demands of raising children while keeping your sexual relationship with your husband healthy? Many moms are completely exhausted at the end of the day and go to bed looking forward to “sleep” not “sex”!

Perhaps you don’t even have a desire for sexual intimacy. Your sexual libido is depleted. In addition, you feel guilty because you know your husband is disappointed that you aren’t “in the mood” as much as he is.

I’d like to suggest ways to help you experience what seems impossible: being a good mom to your kids and a great lover for your spouse! Click on each article's link to read the entire article.

First of All, Take Care of Yourself

Secondly, Set Up Sexual Boundaries

Thirdly, Be Creative in Fitting Sex into Your Life

Also, Recharge Your Sexual Desire

Finally, Here are a Few Items Every Mom and Dad Should Use

Don’t buy into the lie that it is impossible to have a good sex life while raising your family. Your sexual relationship must be given the priority in your marriage. Remember this:

"Families are more threatened by sexual blahs than by parents
who sneak off for a weekend alone.”
    ~Dr. Valerie Davis Raskin

Note: I credit some of the content of this series of articles to Dr. Raskin and her book "Great Sex for Moms". Check your local library or bookstore for her excellent book written for women who are at any stage of motherhood and want to revive the sexual pleasure and intimacy that often get lost in parenting.

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