Category Archives: sexuality

Answering Life’s Big Questions

(The following was originally published in 2009.) My daughter is getting to that stage where she’s starting to ask the Big Questions. Actually, she hit the stage some months ago, around the time I became pregnant again. I’m a fan … Continue reading

Posted in daughters, death, mood issues, motherhood, preschoolers, sexuality | 1 Comment

Nothing a Little Lube Can’t Fix!

Even the happiest and best-paired of husbands and wives sometimes have drastic disconnects. My husband and I are generally two peas in a pod. We’re a nice mix of similarity and complement, and this generally keeps our boat floating, even in … Continue reading

Posted in babies, daughters, education, marriage, motherhood, preschoolers, sexuality | 2 Comments

My Hot Date Night

From the Momplex archives, 2009: Today my husband and I begin “date nights,” honoring our commitment to set aside Wednesday nights for just each other. Of course, like any other night in our home, these nights will have to start … Continue reading

Posted in babies, breastfeeding, marriage, motherhood, sexuality, sleep | 1 Comment

Blurred Lines

“It’ll be fun,” she said. “All different ages,” she said. “You won’t be the oldest.” So I unclicked the MAYBE box and changed my RSVP to YES. I’d never been to one of these home parties. Sure, I’d attended ones … Continue reading

Posted in advice, humor, husbands, illness, marriage, motherhood, sexuality | 5 Comments

Where Babies Come From (Hint: It’s Not Your Ear)

My kids are confused about sex. I can’t blame them. So am I. When you think about the whole shebang, it is kind of a weird thing. But I probably shouldn’t call it a shebang, right? Trust me, that is … Continue reading

Posted in humor, motherhood, sexuality | 4 Comments

What Turns You On

One of my childhood friends—I’ll call her Jane—had a big golden schlong in her parents’ closet. It wasn’t hers, of course. It was theirs, but Jane must have felt some measure of ownership over it, at least enough to figure … Continue reading

Posted in humor, sexuality | 1 Comment

Is It Wrong…

…that I can’t have a bite of chocolate in my own house without cowering in the laundry room? I’m really not a so-called emotional eater — unless you consider it an emotion when a grown woman spikes a heart rate … Continue reading

Posted in beauty, body image, faith and spirituality, humor, marriage, miscellaneous, motherhood, preschoolers, sexuality | Leave a comment