Moms' sex life may seem like an oxymoron - who has time for romance and intimacy amid dirty diapers, school homework and children's activities? But a fulfilling sex life is one of the important ways moms can rejuvenate enough to make it through the daily grind. It's also the glue that will keep your marriage strong and happy. Here are 5 ideas for making time and energy for mom's sex life.
Most parents of young children collapse into bed at the end of the night without a thought of any activity between the sheets aside from sleep. But setting your alarm clock for a half hour before your usual wakeup time can jump start mom's sex life -- and dad's.
Feel free to slip into a sexy teddy. Make sure you lock the bedroom door. You might also want to quickly brush your teeth before jumping into each other's arms!
It can be hard to get in the mood for hot sex after a long day of work, child care and household chores. I'm a huge fan of parents having a regular date night. It gives you a chance to talk without interruption, for one.
Most importantly, date night brings you back to those days -- not so long ago -- when you'd primp to look your best for your man. A little anticipation before an evening out can add to the fire when you're finally home together again.
3. Afternoon Delight
It's more than a 1970's song by the Starland Vocal Band. (Bet you didn't have that name on the tip of your tongue!) As cheesy as it sounds, afternoon lovemaking can be a delightful pick-me-up for a tired pair of parents. You often have more energy at 2 p.m. than at the end of the day.
Whether your kids are at a yearbook meeting, gymnastics class or asleep for their daily nap, Saturday afternoon can be your chance to set those sky rockets into flight.
4. An Overnight Trip
Sneaking around behind the kids' back can only take you so far. A wonderful boost to a mom's sex life can be a weekend or even overnight trip -- in a hotel you don't have to worry about making too much noise. Hopefully you have grandparents nearby who can babysit or neighbors willing to make a child care swap.
You don't even have to travel a long distance or spend a ton of money. Check out the hotel deals within an hour or two drive of your home. You may find a sale that includes a breakfast buffet the next morning. Now that's luxury.
5. Take a Day Off Work
I know your days off are precious, if you're even lucky enough to get paid time off work. You're probably hoarding them to use if your kid gets sick or to visit family over the holidays.
Just this once, think about taking a day off -- along with your husband -- and spending the morning in bed together. It may cost you when it comes vacation time, but you'll save a fortune in marriage therapy!
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